As a wide receiver for the Grambling Tigers, Anderson had a total of 69 receptions for 1146 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior season. Anderson holds the Grambling State career record with 195 receptions for 3,334 yards and 35 touchdowns. Anderson, A three-year starter, he became the only player in school history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season twice (1999–2000). He was an All-American first-team selection by the Associated Press, The Sports Network, Sports Xchange and Sheridan Broadcasting Network & Black College Sports as a senior.
Anderson was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2001 NFL Draft in the fifth round. He then spent 2001-2003 with them. His career totals in 34 games are 54 receptions for 858 yards and 4 touchdowns.