American Football Database
Ralph Anderson
Offensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-10-29)October 29, 1936
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Date of death: November 27, 1960(1960-11-27) (aged 24)
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Los Angeles State
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 101
Debuted in 1958 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1960 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Receptions     55
Receiving Yards     791
Total Touchdowns     6
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Ralph M. Anderson (October 29, 1936 – November 27, 1960) was an American college and professional football player. An offensive end, he played college football at Santa Monica College and Los Angeles State University, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960. He died November 27, 1960, after sustaining a diabetic reaction. His 44 receptions were good enough to lead the Chargers for the season. He played one game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 1959.


Anderson died in Los Angeles on November 27, 1960, apparently due to diabetic complications. After going to the movies with his girlfriend and his teammate Ron Botchan, Anderson spent the night at the home of his girlfriend. She found him unresponsive the next morning and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Anderson had missed a game earlier in the 1960 season due to diabetic problems.[1]


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