Explosive runner expects to be in the mix for the starting job following the loss of consensus All-American Javon Ringer.
2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 11 games in 2008, seeing action on special teams and at running back . . . second on the team in rushing with 97 yards on 26 carries (3.7 avg.) . . . had five carries each vs. Florida Atlantic, Iowa and Northwestern . . . ran for a career-high 75 yards and matched his career high with eight carries vs. Eastern Michigan . . . his 32-yard run in the fourth quarter vs. EMU helped set up MSU's final touchdown.
2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . did see action vs. UAB, rushing for 16 yards on eight carries, including a 3-yard TD in the fourth quarter . . . also had a 23-yard run in the second quarter vs. UAB.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 49) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . earned first-team all-state (Class 8A) honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and MaxPreps.com . . . second-team allstate selection by the Chicago Tribune . . . selected Cook County All-Area MVP by The Daily Herald . . . received all-conference honors (Mid-Suburban League) from the Chicago Tribune . . . rushed for 2,131 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior . . . ran for 165 yards and a TD vs. Park Ridge Maine South . . . carried 27 times for 223 yards and scored four TDs vs. Oak Park River Forest in the first round of the 2006 Class 8A playoffs . . . also scored four rushing TDs vs. Conant . . . gained 1,850 rushing yards and scored 17 TDs as a junior . . . two-year starter for Coach Joe Sanchez at Barrington (Ill.) High School, helping the Broncos advance to the Class 8A quarterfinals in 2005 and 2006 . . . son of Andre and Debra Anderson . . . his cousin Damien Anderson played running back at Northwestern (1998-2001) . . . born June 24, 1988 . . . no-preference major.
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