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Donny Anderson

Running Back

Garry Don Anderson

Inducted 1989

Date of Birth



Borger, TX


Texas Tech University (1963-1965)


Donny Anderson was a three-time all-Southwest Conference halfback 1963-65 and two-time All-America halfback 1964-65. As a sophomore at Texas Tech, he intercepted a pass and ran 43 yards against Washington State. As a junior, his record included a 90-yard run from scrimmage against Texas Christian and a 68-yard punt against Southern Methodist. His credits for his senior year of 1965 were astonishing. He ran a kickoff back 100 yards against Oklahoma State, caught ten passes against Arkansas, and scored 17 touchdowns on the season. The Sporting News named him co-winner (with Jim Grabowski of Illinois) of its Player of the Year Award. His 5111 yards on all-purpose running was a Texas Tech record. This includes his career yardage by rushing, receiving, kick returns, and interception returns. He led the nation in this category in 1965. He was a two-time SWC MVP and placed fourth in the Heisman vote. Anderson played nine years of pro football after Texas Tech.


Height 6'3

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1965 All-Conference
  • 1965 Conference MVP
  • 1965 Consensus All-America
  • 1965 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1965 Led Nation in all-purpose yards
  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 First Team All-America
  • 1963 All-Conference
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