Today, we are going to the offensive side of the football, for a guy that spent the majority of his career in the Green and White. He was drafted by the Jets in 1993, and was seen blocking, catching passes, and running the rock through his entire stay in NY, from 1993-2002.
Spotlight is on FB Richie Anderson.
Anderson was a college player for Mr. Joe Paterno, at Penn State. The Jets chose the young fullback in the 1993 NFL draft with their 6th round pick, the 144th pick overall.
Before spending the final two years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Richie had an excellent career as the New York Jets’ fullback. In addition to his own statistics, he was the lead blocker for many of Curtis Martin’s 1,000 yard seasons. Here are Richie’s career stats:
|2002||New York Jets||16||14||5||27||5.4||16||0||45||257||5.7||15||1||–||–|
|2001||New York Jets||16||15||26||102||3.9||12||0||40||252||6.3||22||2||1||1|
|2000||New York Jets||16||10||27||63||2.3||9||0||88||853||9.7||41||2||2||2|
|1999||New York Jets||16||9||16||84||5.3||16||0||29||302||10.4||29||3||–||–|
|1998||New York Jets||8||1||1||2||2.0||2||0||3||12||4.0||7||0||–||–|
|1997||New York Jets||16||3||21||70||3.3||19||0||26||150||5.8||19||1||2||1|
|1996||New York Jets||16||13||47||150||3.2||11||1||44||385||8.8||48||0||–||–|
|1995||New York Jets||10||0||5||17||3.4||10||0||5||26||5.2||9||0||2||2|
|1994||New York Jets||13||5||43||207||4.8||55||1||25||212||8.5||27T||1||1||1|
|1993||New York Jets||7||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||1||0|
Until recently, you could find Richie Anderson filling assistant coach positions around the league. He started by rejoining the Jets in 2005 as an assistant wide receivers coach. He moved on in 2006 to be the WR coach in Arizona, and served the same role in KC from 2009-2001. Unfortunately, I was unable to track more recent information on Richie.
The fullback, #20, Richie Anderson.