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Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

High School:
Butler

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
06/25/1982

Experience:
4VL

Professional Career:
Signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans.

2004
Had 20 catches for 308 yards and one touchdown... caught an 85-yard touchdown pass at Clemson, tying for the longest pass completion in Wake Forest history... leaves as Wake Forest career leader in yards per reception... finishes his Wake Forest career with 2,066 yards, the seventh-most in Wake Forest history.

2003
Started every game -- the only receiver to do so... led the team with 44 catches for 751 yards, an average of 17.1 yards per catch... that figure is the sixth-best season average in school history... ranked eighth in the ACC in receiving yards per game (62.6)... caught six of WFU's eight touchdown passes on the season... five of the team's seven longest receptions in 2003 belonged to him... did not touch the ball until the fourth quarter at Boston College, but made two key catches -- a 13-yarder on third-down and a four-yard TD reception... was WFU's leading receiver with four catches for 87 yards, including a 43-yarder, against NC State... also led the Deacs with a career-best seven catches for 78 yards against Purdue... led all players with 95 yards receiving and had a 79-yard TD reception against East Carolina... it was the third-longest catch in school history and longest ever in Groves Stadium... caught five passes for 87 yards, including a 47-yard TD pass in the third quarter at Virginia... reached the minimum 75 career catches to set a new WFU school record for career average yards per reception with 27 yards on four catches against Georgia Tech... boosted his career total to 76 catches for 1,398 yards (18.4 average) with that game... caught one pass for 44 yards at Duke, ending his streak of 14 straight games with at least two receptions... led all players with 91 receiving yards on five catches at Florida State... gave Wake Forest an early first-quarter lead with a 38-yard TD reception against the Seminoles... started but did not record any catches against Clemson, halting a 16-game streak with at least one reception... led all players and had WFU's first 100-yard receiving game of the season with 137 yards at North Carolina... also set a new career-high with eight receptions... scored his fifth TD of the season on a 52-yard pass from Cory Randolph... led the team with 71 yards receiving on three catches, including a 35-yard TD reception at the end of the first half against Connecticut... served as game captain against Maryland, the only underclassmen to do in 2003... caught two passes for 17 yards against the Terps.

2002
Finished with 23 catches for 535 yards and a team-high six touchdown receptions... his six receiving TDs were the most by a Deacon since Desmond Clark caught eight in 1998... four of the seven longest receptions by WFU in 2002 were caught by Anderson (70, 63, 57 and 46 yards)... saw action in just 10 games due to a shoulder injury... finished with a team-high 53.5 receiving yards per game... ranked seventh in the ACC in that same category... caught three passes for a game-high 91 yards against ECU, including a 46-yard touchdown pass from James MacPherson in the third quarter... left the game with an injured right shoulder after that play... the injury kept him out of the next three games against NC State, Purdue and Virginia... returned to action against Georgia Tech, tallying 16 yards on two receptions... credited with two catches for 23 yards in the win over Duke but exited the game with an injury to his shoulder again... caught three passes for 29 yards against Clemson... caught two passes for 44 yards, including a 32-yard TD in the win over North Carolina... caught two passes for 24 yards against Florida State, including a 12-yard touchdown pass... went over the 100-yard receiving mark for the second time in his career, catching three passes for 119 yards against Navy... also caught a 70-yard touchdown pass against the Midshipmen, which tied as the eighth-longest pass completion and sixth-longest TD toss in Wake Forest history... caught two passes for 28 yards at Maryland... had a stellar showing in the Seattle Bowl, with three catches for a career-best 157 yards and two touchdowns on receptions of 63 and 57 yards... reached the 1,000 career yard plateau, and did so in just 51 career catches.

2001
Finished the season as Wake Forest's top receiver with 28 catches for 472 yards and two touchdowns... became the first freshman to lead the Deacons in receiving since 1978... broke the freshman record with 472 receiving yards and finished second among all-time Deacon rookies with 28 catches... his season reception average of 16.9 yards per catch ranked ninth among Wake Forest's all-time best seasons... named to The Sporting News ACC All-Freshman Team... one of just two freshmen to start all 11 games... caught at least one pass in 10 of 11 contests... tallied 48 yards on three receptions, including a 29-yarder, against East Carolina... caught his first career pass on WFU's first play of the second half... totaled 32 yards on two receptions against Appalachian State... caught a career-best five passes against Maryland for a team-high 88 yards including his first career TD reception, a 42-yarder, to pull the Deacons to within 27-20... caught a team-high four passes for 49 yards at Florida State... caught three passes for 23 yards at Duke... caught two passes for 28 yards against Clemson... led the Deacs by catching five passes for a team season-high 150 yards against Virginia -- the ninth-best receiving performance in the ACC in 2001... caught the 64-yard game-winning touchdown pass from James MacPherson late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cavaliers 34-30.

2000
Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

Background
Considered one of the top prep receivers in North Carolina... a 1999 Shrine Bowl selection... an all-state selection in 1999... named All-Mecklenburg County three times (1997-99)... also earned all-league honors... enjoyed a standout senior season at Butler HS, catching 55 passes for 954 yards... played for coach Barry Shuford... scored 14 touchdowns for Butler HS... caught 112 passes for 2,282 yards and 28 touchdowns over his career... in one junior high game he managed to score a touchdown on both offense and defense and caught the game-winning TD pass as time expired.

Personal
Majoring in History... born June 26, 1982 in Charlotte, N.C.... son of George Anderson and Helen Johnson-Anderson... has an older brother, Jonathan (32)... his uncle, Cornelius Johnson, played in the NFL with the Colts and Broncos... credits his mother with teaching him how to play sports... came to Wake Forest because of "the academics, the class size and the academic support."

Anderson's Career Statistics

	G-GS	Rec	Yds	Avg	TD	Lg
2001	11-11	28	472	16.9	2	64
2002	10-3	23	535	23.3	6	70
2003	12-12	44	751	17.1	6	79
2004	7-7	 20	308	15.4	1	85
Career	40-33	115	2066	18.0	15	85

Receptions: 8 at North Carolina, 11/8/03
Receiving Yards: 157 vs. Oregon, 12/30/02
 

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