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Dick Anderson


Richard Paul Anderson

Inducted 1993

Date of Birth



Midland, MI


University of Colorado (1965-1967)


Dick Anderson could have played any position on the Colorado team. He stood 6-2, weighed 198, and was mobile. Mostly he played safety, but he also played linebacker, and punted. In three years, he had 14 interceptions and 123 unassisted tackles; both were school records. Against Oregon in 1967, he intercepted three passes, knocked two down, made two touchdown-saving tackles, and blocked two men on a teammate's interception return. Dick was a consensus All-America safety in 1967; his brother, Bobby, was an All-America halfback in 1969. Both were named to Colorado's All-Century Team in 1989. Dick was two-time academic All-Big Eight and in 1992 received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, given to athletes who have the best citizenship records 25 years after graduating. Anderson played with the Miami Dolphins 1968-1974, 1976-1977, and was all-pro three times. He settled in Florida, was a state senator four years, and president of two firms, Cellular Trading Corp. and Anderson Insurance. He became chairman of Miami Project, a group sponsoring research on paralysis; treasurer of Club 200, which raises money for families of slain police and fire officers; and a member of NFL Player Advancement, a 12 man group serving former pros.


Height 6'2

Weight 200

Career Highlights

  • 1967 All-Conference
  • 1967 Consensus All-America
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