Anderson, Eddie

Card: Score 1990
Acquired: In Person 1990, Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

Eddie Anderson was originally 6th round choice of the Seattle Seahawks out of Fort Valley State in 1986. He’d sign with the Los Angeles Raiders as a replacement player in 1987 and start 3 games making a pick and 52 tackles. His impact season would be 1989 playing at free safety. Eddie would make 5 picks for 233 yards and 2 touchdowns in 10 games. Along with Lionel Washington and Terry McDaniel, the secondary in general for the Raiders during the 80s and early 90s was quite formidable. A hitting machine, Anderson is probably msot remembered for returning an interception 102 yards for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in 1993.

Along with a slew of other Raiders, I got Eddie’s autograph at Dallas Cowboys training camp in 1990. He was also treated well on Tecmo Super Bowl and could be relied on in a pinch while in coverage with a nice blend of speed and interceptions. Eddie was one of these players who you could overrun the tackler with because you were afraid to stop and start again as he would lose most of his head of steam when you did and fall behind.

Eddie would stay with the Raiders through their transition back to Oakland in 1995, playing for them through 1997 where he retired. Currently Anderson serves as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders club.

G/Gs 159/116     Tac  761     Sac  4.0   Fum 7
Int   19    Yds   531     Avg     Td  3     Lg  102t