Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Bobby Anderson

Bobby Anderson

Details

  • Position: Quarterback/Running Back
  • School: Colorado
  • High School: Boulder, CO (Boulder HS)
  • Years: 1967-1969
  • Inducted: 2006
  • Place of Birth: Midland, MI
  • Date of Birth: Oct 11, 1947
  • Jersey Number: 11
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 208

Member Biography

Younger brother of Hall of Fame safety Dick Anderson, Bobby Anderson was a local kid who made good. Raised in Boulder, he idolized Buffalo players as a child, went on to stardom at Boulder High School and then stayed in town to play at the University of Colorado. While Dick was staring in the Colorado defensive secondary, Bobby was in control of the Buff offense as the team�s quarterback as a sophomore and junior. Not a classic drop-back passer, Anderson was one of the game�s great running quarterbacks. In 1967 he led the team in both rushing and passing. He repeated the feat his junior season. That season he ran or passed the ball on 405 of the team�s 726 offensive snaps. The 1967 team went 9-2 and placed second in the Big Eight. Anderson scored two times as Colorado beat Miami in the Bluebonnet Bowl. With the team facing injuries in the backfield, Anderson was moved to running back for the third game of his 1969 senior season. The team rebounded from a loss the previous week to thrash Indiana. Colorado placed third in the conference and went to the Liberty Bowl where Anderson rushed for a bowl record 254 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Alabama. That season he gained consensus All-America status. After CU, Anderson continued playing in Colorado, this time with the Denver Broncos. The first round draft pick played four years with Denver before completing his career with New England and Washington. He has continued to be a Buff fan as he is a long-time broadcaster on the CU Football Network.