Anderson, Taz - 1973
Playing the positions of end and halfback at Savannah High School, Anderson was an All-State athlete in 1955 and captained the South basketball team in the 1954 Prep All-Star game. He also competed on the Savannah High track team, competing in the discus and javelin events. He is credited with setting a region record in the discus throw during his prep career.
Anderson went on to play football at Georgia Tech from 1955-60. He filled the positions of end, halfback, fullback and linebacker and co-captained the team his senior year. While at Tech, he was voted Most Valuable Back his junior year, and awarded Honorable Mention as an All-American athlete while appointed to the third team All-SEC his senior year.
Anderson’s professional career spanned six years. He first came on with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1961. That same year, he was voted Rookie of the Year. In 1966, Anderson transferred to play with the Atlanta Falcons where he remained for a season.