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Kimble Anders
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Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-09-10) September 10, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Galveston, Texas
Career information
College: Houston
Debuted in 1991 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2000 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Rushing Yards     2,261
Average     4.6
Touchdowns     18
Stats at NFL.com

Kimble Lynard Anders[1] (born September 10, 1966 in Galveston, Texas) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League.

The Galveston, Texas native played collegiate at the University of Houston where he produced 261 carries for 1,359 yards and 16 TDs to go with 115 receptions for 1,718 and 11 scores.

Kimble was a free agent in 1991 when he was acquired be the Kansas City Chiefs. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs throughout his career. During Anders' tenure in Kansas City, the Chiefs were not known as a strong rushing team, but Kimble proved his value to the team as a powerful blocking back and a very effective receiver, which earned him three trips to the Pro Bowl in Honolulu. Kimble was voted the 1997 "Unsung Hero" achievement award. A three-time Pro Bowler pick following the '95-97 seasons, he amassed 490 carries for 2,261 (4.6 avg.) and nine TDs. Despite never producing a single season with more than 400 rushing yards, he ranks as the 12th all-time leading rusher in franchise history. Anders also recorded 369 receptions for 2,829 yards (7.7 avg.) and nine TDs to rank fifth on the chiefs career receiving chart. Those 369 catches surpassed the previous running back standard of 288 set by Chiefs Hall of Fame inductee, Ed Podolak. Kimble holds the Kansas City Chiefs "All Time Leading Receiver" recorded by a running back.

Kimble Anders is a vital member of the community with his organization, Running Back Giving Back Foundation, Kimble founded the organization in 2000. True to his actions on the gridiron and a disciplined approach to life, Anders relied upon like strategies when he establish the Foundation which benefits Kansas City's urban youth by providing programs and opportunities that support all aspects of positive personal growth and well-being. His focus is to help at-risk youth strengthen their character, morals and values – tools that can improve their lives as they strive to make positive contributions to society. The mission of The Running Back Giving Back Foundation seeks to empower urban youth by providing mentoring opportunities, educational programs and professional services that promote self-esteem and improve lives.

Kimble is also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors. The Kansas City Chief's Ambassadors organization was formed in 1989, when several former Chief players met with the management of the Kansas City Chiefs with the idea of volunteering to work with the team. They would promote goodwill in the community and assist in any way they could in helping achieve the goal of maintaining consistent quality football for the Kansas City Chief's fans. The idea was heartily endorsed by management and has developed into an organization that has been highly successful in achieving its objectives. The Ambassadors are a close-knit group made up of your former Kansas City Chiefs, some of whom starred in the Chiefs' only Super Bowl win. The Ambassadors have become a recognizable group throughout the NFL and an innovative and worthy asset to the community and players of the Chiefs both past and present. It needs to be mentioned that the Ambassadors are the only group of its kind in the NFL and inductees into the group are hand-picked based mostly on tenure and their willingness to participate in Ambassador events and meetings. The Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors support our community with local scholarship programs, fund raisers, high school coach, teacher of the year programs and charity golf tournaments. The Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors work alongside the Kansas City Chiefs to promote goodwill throughout the Kansas City area and enjoy helping to maintain the quality of football for the Chief's fans.

Kimble Anders was the Head Coach for Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO. He is currently the Athletic Director for the Kansas City, Missouri School Department and the running backs coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. He resides in Blue Springs, Missouri.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kimble Anders". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AndeKi00.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-16.

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