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John Anderson
John Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boynton Beach, Fla.

High School:
Pope John Paul II

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
PK

Experience:
3V

Washington: A top candidate for the 2002 Lou Groza Award ... one of the best long distance kickers in Husky history ... in just three seasons, has already booted four of Washington's 10-longest field goals in school history ... tied school record with a 56-yard boot at UCLA in 1999 ... handles kickoffs, PAT and field goal duties for the Huskies ... can be used as a backup punter. 2001: A second-team All-Pac-10 selection at kicker … ranks third on Washington’s career field-goals list with 39 … was third in the conference in field goals per game with 1.27 … was the Pac-10’s fifth-leading scorer at 6.9 points per game … made 14 of 22 field goal attempts in 2001, improving to 39-for-57 (.684) for his career … career field-goal percentage ranks fifth on the Huskies’ all-time list … was 3-for-5 on field goals longer than 40 yards, including a season-best 47-yarder at Oregon State … set Huskies’ and Holiday Bowl records with three field goals in 47-43 loss to Texas ... is Washington’s career-leader in bowl-game field goals with seven, all of which have been longer than 39 yards ... booted Washington’s first walk-off field goal in 21 years in Huskies’ victory over USC … 32-yarder was first game-ender since Chuck Nelson nailed a game-winner with no time left on Oct. 18, 1980 to beat Stanford, 27-24 … earned UW and Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his effort … won second Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week honor when he repeated the feat three weeks later, hitting a 30-yarder on the game’s final play to beat Arizona State 33-31 … tied Pac-10 season-highs for field goal attempts and conversions with a 3-for-4 day in Huskies’ 23-18 win over Michigan … a preseason candidate for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate kicker … chosen as the “Most Feared Leg in the Pac-10” by The Sporting News. 2000: Made 12 of 17 field goals, improving to 25 of 35 (.714) in his career ... finished third in the Pac-10 in total scoring with 74 points, trailing only OSU tailback Ken Simonton (110) and Beavers kicker Ryan Cesca (85) ... career field-goal total of 25 is sixth-highest all-time at UW ... 42 PAT attempts were fourth-most in a single-season by a Husky kicker all-time ... became the first Husky to lead the team in scoring in consecutive seasons since kicker John McCallum in 1988-89 ... after missing first two attempts of the season, made 14 of his last 17 (.824) and nine of his last 10, including the Rose Bowl ... was perfect on two field goal attempts in Huskies’ 34-24 Rose Bowl win, nailing kicks from 47 and 42 yards ... 47-yarder was a season-long, and equaled the UW bowl record, set by Anderson in the 1999 Holiday Bowl ... earned weekly special teams MVP honor for performance against Colorado, in which he kicked a 22-yard field goal and was a perfect 2-for-2 in PATs ... against Arizona, was perfect in two field goals and three extra points, and booted four kickoffs into the end zone to again earn special teams MVP honors ... made three of four field goals against California, including a season-best 42-yarder ... three field goals made at Cal tied for second-highest single-game total in the conference ... for his career, is 8-for-10 (.800) from inside 30 yards, 8-for-11 (.727) from 30-39 yards, 9-for-14 (.643) from 40 yards or more, and 3-for-4 from 50 or more ... along with Pope John Paul II High School teammate Rich Alexis (Boynton Beach, Fla.), became the highest-scoring HS tandem in school history, with 128 points scored.1999: Handled the placekicking duties all season … named a first-team pick to The Sporting News’ Freshman All-America squad … named to All-Pac-10 teams selected by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Tacoma News-Tribune and The Football News … took over the kickoff duties starting with the California game … selected as the Pac-10’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his performances vs. Stanford and UCLA … was one of only two kickers to receive the honor during the season … kicked field goals of 49, 40 and 40 yards vs. Stanford … had 50 and 56-yard field goals against UCLA to become the first Husky kicker to boot two 50-yarders in a single game … tied the Washington record with his 56-yarder at UCLA ... was the longest kick in school history without the aid of a kicking tee … earned Chevrolet Player of the Game honors for kicking effort vs. UCLA ... had his first 50-yarder earlier in the season against Oregon, UW's first since 1983 … was first Husky kicker in history to boot three 50-yard field goals in a single season ... including Anderson's three 50-yarders in 1999, just nine have been kicked in school history ... finished the season with 13 field goals in 18 tries …set a UW bowl record for longest kick with a 47-yard field goal vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... tied school mark with two FGs in first bowl appearance ... honored as the recipient of the Travis Spring Outstanding Freshman Award at the annual team banquet … ranked second in the Pac-10 among kickers for points scored with 73 … only Stanford’s Mike Biselli had more points (91) … his 13 field goals tied as the second highest total in the Pac-10 … also tied for second in the Pac-10 with 18 field goal attempts … his 56-yard field goal vs. UCLA was the longest by a Pac-10 kicker in 1999 … attempted at least one field goal in every game except the BYU game … ended the season by making nine of his 11 field goal attempts … had two FG attempts blocked.

High School and Personal: Born March 5, 1981 in Boynton Beach, Fla. ... parents are Patti and Jeff ... father is a developer ... has two younger sisters, Kristi and Lisa ... hails from same high school as tailback Rich Alexis and wide receiver Charles Frederick ... selected to USA Today’s All-American squad (second team) ... Parade All-American ... named the winner of the Lou Groza High School Kicker of the Year Award ... PrepStar All-American ... rated the No. 6 kicker in the nation by The Sporting News ... a 3A All-State selection as a senior ... named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Florida Team ... named to Student Sports All-America team ... rated No. 1 kicker in Florida by Florida Times-Union ... named to Times-Union "Super 75" Team ... only kicker included on the list ... rated No. 3 kicker in Southeast Region by PrepStar ... was a first-team all-conference selection his last two years ... first-team All-District selection each of his last two years ... first-team all-state selection junior and senior seasons ... four-year letterwinner ... made 9-of-11 field goal attempts and averaged 42 yards per punt as a junior ... converted 12-of-16 field goal attempts in 1998, including a 51-yarder ... averaged 46.5 yards per punt as a senior to lead the state in that category ... 81 percent of kickoffs were touchbacks ... selected to play as punter and kicker in Florida vs. Georgia All-Star Game ... tabbed as punter/kicker in Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game ... lettered on high school golf team as a freshman and sophomore ... focusing his studies in marketing and management.

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