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John Anderson

Born: Feb 14, 1956

Birthplace: Waukesha

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

John Anderson

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1956
Birth Place : Waukesha

Roger John Anderson is a former American football player. A native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Anderson played 12 seasons in the National Football League as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1978 to 1989. He was selected as the Packers' most valuable defensive player three consecutive years. At the end of his career with the Packers, he was the team's all-time leader in tackles and was tied with Ray Nitschke for the Packers' career record in interceptions by a linebacker. Anderson was named a second-team player on the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1996. Anderson also played college football as a linebacker and defensive end for the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1977. He was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten Conference player in 1976 and a first-team All-American in 1977. In 2009, he became the linebackers coach at Carroll University.


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