Jerry Anderson

Bio

Full name: Jerry O. Anderson

Born: Oct. 27, 1953 in Murfreesboro, TN

Died: May 27, 1989

Last Season (1981) Vitals:
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 196 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • Jersey: #17

Notes and Discrepencies

Anderson died after rescuing two boys who had fallen off a dam on the Stones River. Five years earlier, he had saved two people trapped by creek flood waters in Tulsa, OK. The Jerry Anderson Hero Award in Murfreesboro, TN is named in his honour and is awarded to individuals who display the same heroic attributes.

Amateur Programs
  • Oklahoma
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M CC
  • Murfreesboro HS (Murfreesboro, TN)
2 Season Career

Active years: 1980–1981
Active teams (1):

  • HAM 1980–1981

18 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 17 regular season games
  • 1 Grey Cup appearance (0 championship wins)
1 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
2 seasons
(Rank: T4653rd,
58th percentile,
2 CFL seasons)
1 team 17
(Rank: T5026th,
55th percentile,
17 CFL games)
0 1
1980 HAM DB 17 16 -- 1
1981 HAM DB 17 1 -- 0
  • 1980 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1980 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Defensive Player