Kelvin Anderson

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Kelvin Anderson
No. 32
Born: (1972-02-04) February 4, 1972 (age 49)
South Bend, Indiana
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) RB
College Southeast Missouri State
Career history
As player
19962002 Calgary Stampeders
2001 San Francisco Demons
2003 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1998, 1999, 2001
CFL West All-Star 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Awards
Career stats

Kelvin Anderson (born February 4, 1972) is a former professional gridiron football player. As a running back, he rushed for over 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons in the Canadian Football League, a league record. He won the CFL's Grey Cup championship twice, as a member of the Calgary Stampeders, in 1998 and 2001.

Anderson played football at New Madrid County Central High School. He played college football at Southeast Missouri State where he earned the nickname "Earthquake". Anderson's eight consecutive 1,000 yard seasons began in 1996 with the Calgary Stampeders. In 2000, he played in 15 games for Calgary, and ran for 1,048 yards and scored six touchdowns. He caught 34 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, and captured the Eddie James Memorial Trophy as the Western Division’s top rusher. In 2001 he was named a Western All-Star for the fifth consecutive season, and was named a CFL All-Star for the third time in his career, and ran for a career-high 1,383 yards and six touchdowns. Anderson also caught 48 passes for 433 yards and nine touchdowns. Anderson also played in the only XFL season in 2001 for the San Francisco Demons, leading the team in rushing with 228 yards.

Anderson had played all of his CFL career with the Calgary Stampeders when he was released by them prior to the 2003 season in favor of Lawrence Phillips. Anderson signed with the BC Lions, following head coach and general manager Wally Buono who had also been let go by Calgary. With the Lions in 2003, he rushed for over 1,000 yards for the eighth consecutive season, setting a league record. He retired just prior the 2004 CFL season. Antonio Warren succeeded him as the Lions' starting running back.

Anderson was inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017. [1]

Career regular season rushing statistics

CFL StatisticsRushing
YearTeamGPRushYardsY/RLgTD
1996 Calgary Stampeders 182401,0684.54910
1997 Calgary Stampeders182461,0884.4349
1998 Calgary Stampeders182361,3255.6449
1999 Calgary Stampeders182621,3085.0398
2000 Calgary Stampeders182031,0485.2496
2001 Calgary Stampeders172621,3835.3466
2001 San Francisco Demons -532314.4391
2002 Calgary Stampeders182211,0744.9404
2003 BC Lions 171881,0485.6526
CFL Totals188185893405.05258

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References

  1. "Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Features All-Time Leaders, Big-Time Builders". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 4 May 2017.