Ottis Anderson NFL Legend

Ottis Anderson an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants. He played college football at Miami, where he set the school record for rushing yards, and was selected eighth overall in the 1979 NFL Draft by the Cardinals.In his first season, Anderson was named Offensive Rookie of the Year and received Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors when he set the Cardinals all-time record for rushing yards. He also received a second Pro Bowl selection the following year. Traded to the Giants in 1986 amid a production decline, Anderson won two Super Bowl titles in Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV. Anderson was named MVP of the latter after playing a central part in the Giants’ ball-control offense that allowed them to set the Super Bowl record for time of possession.Ottis participated in 2 NFL Alumni Wellness Challenges and now serves as a Senior Player Advisor along with Dick Butkus. Ottis set the standard among the participants in his first Wellness Challenge and again in his second. His example and encouragement adds inspiration and motivation to our NFL Alumni and the public.

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