Richie Anderson was quite the duel threat out of the backfield for the Jets in the 1990s.

New York Jets: Where Are They Now? Richie Anderson


This morning, we head back to the “Where Are They Now?” series. So far, we have gone back as far as Winston Hill, to guys in the recent past such Victor Green.

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.

THEN

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:

Season Team Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2004 Dallas Cowboys 12             4 57 246 4.3 27 1 26 207 8.0 28 0 1 1
2003 Dallas Cowboys 15             8 70 306 4.4 19 1 69 493 7.1 37 4 1 0
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
TOTAL 318 1,274 4.0 55 4 400 3,149 7.9 48 14 11 8

 

NOW

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.

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