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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: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Anderson signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent after finishing his Cal career with 101 receptions for 1,260 yards receiving and seven touchdown grabs over 37 games and 25 starts during the last four seasons of his five campaigns with the program from 2012-15 after redshirting as a true freshman in 2011. He was both an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection of the league's coaches and Cal’s Ken Cotton Award winner as the team’s Most Courageous Player during his final two campaigns as a 2014 junior and 2015 senior. Anderson had career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches as a junior despite missing the first two games due to injury and followed that up with 41 receptions for 474 yards receiving with two touchdown catches as a senior.

After Cal
● Signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Houston Texans following the 2016 NFL Draft
● Participated in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine as well as the Cal's Pro Day and the San Francisco 49ers Pro Day
 
Cal Career (2011-15)
● Played in 37 games with 25 starts all during the last four seasons of his five campaigns with the program that included redshirting as a true freshman in 2011
● Finished his career with 101 receptions for 1,260 yards receiving and seven touchdown receptions, with all of the stats coming over his final three campaigns from 2013-15
● Earned both an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection of the league's coaches and Cal’s Ken Cotton Award as the team’s Most Courageous Player as a 2014 junior and 2015 senior
● Had career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches as a junior despite missing the first two games due to injury
● Registered a career-high nine catches for 117 yards at Oregon State as a junior after an earlier contest the same season in which he recorded a previous career-best seven catches for a career-high 136 yards and one touchdown against Colorado, with the single scoring grab one of seven 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 as a junior 
● Had at least two catches in each of his last 10 games as a junior and then for another string of eight straight games at one point during his senior season
● Had five career tackles and one fumble recovery with the latter coming during his senior season against Grambling State

Senior (2015)
● Played in all 13 games and led all Cal receivers with 12 starts as he contributed 41 receptions for 474 yards receiving with two touchdown catches to earn honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from the league’s coaches
● Earned Cal’s Ken Cotton Award for the team's Most Courageous Player for the second consecutive season
● Had at least one catch in 12 of 13 contests
● Recorded a season-high-tying six receptions for a season-high 99 yards at Utah, while he equaled the season-high six catches for 56 yards at Texas
● Had five catches and over 50 yards receiving in three other contests in the regular-season finale vs. Arizona State (57 yards), vs. Washington State (54 yards) and at UCLA (51 yards)
● Picked up his touchdown receptions in back-to-back contests against USC (3-25, TD) and at Oregon (3-23, TD) while he recorded other receiving numbers at Washington (3-43), vs. San Diego State (2-42), in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force (1-14), vs. Oregon State (1-7) and vs. Grambling State (1-3)
● Posted single tackles vs. San Diego State and USC, while his fumble recovery came against Grambling State
● A preseason national honors candidate for several awards including the John Mackey Award and the Burlsworth Trophy
● Did not play in the spring game and missed much of spring practice due to illness

Junior (2014)
● Third-team All-Pac-12 selection by College Sports Madness and an honorable mention pick of the league’s coaches
● Played in 10 games with eight starts including each of the last six contests and totaled career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches
Earned Cal’s Ken Cotton Award for the team's Most Courageous Player 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)
● Recorded 14 receptions and 125 yards receiving over 10 games and five starts
● Had a season-high three catches for 22 yards to put up the first numbers other than participation in his career 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 yards receiving 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 yards receiving and 14 touchdown receptions with a long catch 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, adding two 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 receiving 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
● Has spent time working as an intern at Children’s Hospital in Oakland
● Graduated from Cal in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in public health

Anderson's Career Game Highs
Receptions: 9 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Receiving Yards: 136 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Receiving TDs: 1 (seven times, last at Oregon, 2015)
Long Reception: 75 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
All-Purpose Yards: 136 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Points: 6 (seven times, last at Oregon, 2015)
Tackles: 2 (vs. Stanford, 2014)

Last Updated
June 12, 2016

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