Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
1957 – Born as Ottis Jerome Anderson on January 19th in West Palm Beach, Florida. American football player.
– He went on to attend the University of Miami on a full athletic scholarship and earned a degree in Physical Education.
1979 – Ottis J. Anderson was the eighth selection of the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals.
– Anderson went on to become the first rookie running back ever to average 100 yards per game and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, NFL Rookie of the Year and All-Pro.
1980-1981 – Anderson was named All-Pro again, he corralled to set a Cardinals team record for receptions by a running back.
1983 – Anderson recorded a fourth 1,000 yard rushing season and caught 54 receptions.
1984 – He became the 16th player in NFL history to record 100-yard efforts in both rushing and receiving in a single game vs. the NY Giants.
1986 – The New York Football Giants traded for Anderson in October.
1989 – He recorded his sixth 1,000-yard season, first as a Giant, and scored 14 rushing touchdowns earning him NFL Comeback player of the Year honors by Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest.
1990 – Anderson surpassed the 10,000-yard rushing mark making him a member of the NFL’s elite “10,000 Yard Club”.
1991 – His 102-yards rushing during the game marked the 37th 100-yard game of his career and earned him Super Bowl XXV MVP honors. He was also named to the All-Madden Team.