Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson

Details

  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Army
  • High School: Cocoa, FL (Cocoa HS)
  • Years: 1957-1959
  • Inducted: 2004
  • Place of Birth: Elizabeth, NJ
  • Date of Birth: Mar 31, 1938
  • Jersey Number: 21
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 200

Member Biography

Continuing in a vast tradition of Army football excellence, Bob Anderson joins teammates Bill Carpenter and Pete Dawkins in college football's national shrine. A two-time First Team All-America selection, Anderson became only the eighth cadet to earn All-America status in his first collegiate season. In 1957, he rushed for 983 yards, second most in Army history at the time, ranked second in the nation with 14 touchdowns and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting. In 1958, he lead Army to the Lambert Cup and their last undefeated season at 8-0-1. Currently, he ranks eighth all-time at Army with 21 career touchdowns and ninth with 1,887 career rushing yards. A hard-nosed two-way player, Anderson also led the team in interceptions in 1957 and 1958. Early in his senior season, Anderson suffered a debilitating knee injury. Selected in the ninth round of the 1960 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, Anderson served in the 101st Airborne Division for three years as lieutenant. After returning to the Giants in 1963, he suffered a career ending knee injury in 1964.