Thursday, October 16, 2014

1969 Profile: Max Anderson

Halfback-Kick Returner
No. 22
Arizona State
"The Bills drafted little Max Anderson mainly as a specialist to run back kicks and punts, and maybe to play some halfback now and then. Before the season was very old, however, he was in there at one of the regular running back spots, and racing off with the club leadership in rushing last year.
The 5-8, 183-pound sprite gained 525 yards on 147 carries for a 3.6 average and two touchdowns. This didn't come as much of a surprise to anyone back at Arizona State, where Max was the nation's third leading ground gainer in 1967 with 1,183 yards and 12 touchdowns.
His size was against him when he came into the pros, but Max runs with controlled speed, and like another little fellow named Mike Garrett, uses his blockers extremely well."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1969

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