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Stephen Anderson
Player Profile:
Stephen Anderson 1250462
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Piedmont Hills HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Twitter: @S_Anderson89 | @calfootball
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Anderson is a national honors candidate in 2015 after a breakout  campaign when he recorded career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches despite missing the first two games due to injury as a 2014 junior to earn a third-team All-Pac-12 selection by College Sports Madness and an honorable mention choosing from the league’s coaches. Two of the honors Anderson can make a strong case for being in consideration for in 2015 are the John Mackey Award given annually to the nation’s top tight end and the Burlsworth Trophy awarded annually to the collegiate player who began their career as a walk-on and has shown outstanding performance on the field. Anderson is third among active Cal players in career receptions (60) and yards receiving (786), while ranking tied for third in touchdown catches (5).
 
Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Has played in 24 games with 13 starts all during the last three seasons of his first four campaigns with the program after redshirting as a true freshman in 2011
► Has recorded 60 receptions and 786 yards receiving to rank third among active Cal players as well as five touchdown catches to rank tied for third, while he is also sixth in touchdowns overall (5), points (30) and all-purpose yards (786), with all of the stats coming over the past two campaigns in 2013 and 2014
► Had a breakout season as a 2014 junior when he recorded career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches despite missing the first two games due to injury
► Had a career high nine catches for 117 yards at Oregon State in 2014 after an earlier contest the same season in which he registered a previous career-best seven catches for a career-high 136 yards and one touchdown against Colorado, with the single scoring grab one of five times in which he had a single touchdown reception to equal a career best
► Posted the longest catch of his career when he hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff against Colorado in 2014
► Has at least two catches in each of his last 10 games heading into the 2015 campaign
► Also has three career tackles with all of them coming in 2014
 
Senior (2015)
► National honors candidate for several awards including the John Mackey Award and the Burlsworth Trophy
► Listed as the starter at the tight end/wide receiver ‘Y’ position on the preseason depth chart
► Did not play in the spring game and missed much of spring practice due to illness but expected to be ready for the 2015 season
 
Junior (2014)
► Third-team All-Pac-12 by College Sports Madness and an honorable mention selection of the league’s coaches who played in 10 games with eight starts including each of the last six games and totaled career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches
► Earned Cal’s Ken Cotton Award for the player who displays the most courage and was Cal’s nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy
► Led the team with an average of 66.1 receiving yards per game, while ranking second on the club in receiving yards, fourth in receptions, fourth in yards per reception (14.4) that was the best of any Pac-12 receiver in the top 10 in receptions or receiving yards per game, tied for fourth in touchdown catches, fifth with 661 all-purpose yards (all receiving), sixth with five touchdowns overall and seventh in total points (30) despite missing the first two games with an injury
► Among conference and national leaders in receiving yards per game (No. 11 Pac-12, No. 70 NCAA), yards per reception (No. 13 Pac-12, No. 112 NCAA), receptions per game (4.6, No. 15 Pac-12, No. 90 NCAA) and receiving yards (No. 17 Pac-12, No. 123 NCAA)
► Had the two biggest games of his career at Oregon State with a career-high nine receptions and 117 yards receiving and vs. Colorado with seven receptions, a career-high 136 yards receiving and a 75-yard touchdown catch from Jared Goff that was the longest reception of his career, leading Cal in receptions and receiving yards in both contests
► Also co-led Cal with five catches for 52 yards and one touchdown against Stanford, while his other receiving totals came at Washington State (5-95), vs. USC (5-70, TD), vs. UCLA (4-65), vs. Washington (4-21), vs. Oregon (3-32, TD), at Arizona (2-43, TD) and vs. BYU (2-30) as he picked up at least two catches in each of the 10 games he played in
► Recorded the first touchdown catch of his career in the first game of the season he played in during the third contest of the year at Arizona
► Had a career-high three tackles with a single-game career-high two vs. Stanford and one against BYU
► Had two receptions for 38 yards in the spring game

Sophomore (2013)
► Played in 10 games with five starts, recorded 14 receptions and 125 yards receiving
► Had a season-high three catches for 22 yards in his first action of the season against Portland State, while his 30 receiving yards on two catches against Washington State were a season high, with one of his catches against Washington State a season-long 20-yarder
► Registered at least one catch in eight consecutive games he played in beginning with Portland State and ending at Colorado, also posted receiving totals against USC (2-28), at Colorado (2-17), vs. Arizona (2-13), at Oregon (1-8), vs. Oregon State (1-4) and at Washington (1-3)
► Had one reception for 12 yards in the spring game
 
Freshman (2012)
► Saw the first action of his collegiate career, participating in four games off the bench against Southern Utah, at USC, vs. Arizona State and at Oregon State
► On the receiving end of a 75-yard touchdown pass from Austin Hinder on the final play of the spring game but his Blue team lost 21-20 to the Gold squad when it failed to convert on an ensuing two-point conversion attempt
► Led all players with 96 receiving yards on two catches in the spring game with a 21-yard reception in addition to the 75-yard scoring strike
 
Freshman (2011)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
 
Piedmont Hills HS (Class of 2011)
► Had a strong 2010 senior season making 83 catches for 1,340 receiving yards and 14 TD catches with a long reception of 95 yards, helping to lead his squad to an 11-2 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Mount Hamilton League on the way to a co-league title and a Central Coast Section crown
► Posted three games with double-digit receptions as a senior, including a career-high 14 catches for 189 yards and a score in a loss to Bellarmine Prep
► Posted a career-high 205 receiving yards on eight catches, including a 95-yarder for a touchdown, in the section title game win over Homestead during his senior season
► Scored a total of 16 touchdowns as a senior, two of which came on 12 punt returns for 212 yards with a long of 72 yards
► Had 121 tackles, five pass breakups and one forced fumble on defense during his senior campaign, in addition to blocking a field goal attempt as a member of his squad’s special teams
► Registered six double-digit tackle games as a senior, including a career-high 15 stops vs. Bellarmine Prep and 14 against Homestead
► Added 59 catches for 828 yards and 10 touchdown receptions (11 TDs total) on offense, and 101 tackles and two interceptions defensively as a 2009 junior when his squad was 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the Mount Hamilton League

Other
► Full name is Stephen Todd Anderson Jr.
► Born January 30, 1993
► Parents Steve and Charlene Anderson, and sister Brittany Anderson, are all Cal alumni
► Spends time working as an intern at Children’s Hospital in Oakland
► Major is public health

Anderson's Career Game Highs
Receptions: 9 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Receiving Yards: 136 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Receiving TDs: 1 (five  times, last vs. Stanford, 2014)
Long Reception: 75 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
All-Purpose Yards: 136 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Tackles: 2 (vs. Stanford, 2014)
Points: 6 (five  times, last vs. Stanford, 2014)

Last Updated
May 26, 2015

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