Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Donny "The Golden Palomino" Anderson

Donny "The Golden Palomino" Anderson


  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Texas Tech
  • High School: Stinnett, TX (Stinnett HS)
  • Years: 1963-1965
  • Inducted: 1989
  • Place of Birth: Borger, TX
  • Date of Birth: May 16, 1943
  • Jersey Number: 44
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 210

Member Biography

Donny Anderson was a three-time all-Southwest Conference halfback 1963-65 and two-time All-America halfback 1964- 65. As a sophomore at Texas Tech, he intercepted a pass and ran 43 yards against Washington State. As a junior his record included a 90-yard run from scrimmage against Texas Christian and a 68-yard punt against Southern Methodist. His credits for his senior year of 1965 were astonishing. He ran a kickoff back 100 yards against Oklahoma State, caught ten passes against Arkansas, and scored 17 touchdowns on the season. The Sporting News named him co-winner (with Jim Grabowski of Illinois) of its Player of the Year Award. His 5111 yards on all-purpose running was a Texas Tech record. This includes his career yardage by rushing, receiving, kick returns, and interception returns. Anderson played nine years of pro football after Texas Tech.