Bruce Anderson   # RB

Height: 5-11   Weight: 208   Age: 22

Born: 6/20/1997 USA

College: North Dakota State

Experience: Rookie

High School: Newsome HS [Lithia, FL]

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Draft 2019

Pick Analysis: A track and football star in Newsome, Florida, Anderson went to Fargo to play for FCS championships, as the Bison won six of seven titles from 2011 to 2017. He landed on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team after a freshman season where he was a factor as a rusher (90 carries, 503 yards, 5.6 ypc, two touchdowns), receiver (8 receptions, 55 yards, 6.9 ypr, one touchdown), and especially as a kick returner (16 attempts, 585 yards, school-record 36.6 per return, two touchdowns) in 15 games. Anderson suffered a sophomore slump due to injuries, playing in just nine games as a reserve (38 carries, 253 yards, 6.7 ypc, one touchdown rushing; 4 receptions, 38 yards, 9.5 ypr,; 18 attempts, 363 yards, 20.2 average on kick returns). He came back strong in 2017, however, starting eight of 15 games and earning second-team All-MVFC honors with 1,216 rushing yards and 12 scores on 234 carries (5.2 ypc). Anderson also caught eight passes for 156 yards (19.5 ypr) and three touchdowns. He again started eight of 15 games in 2018, helping NDSU win yet another national title as the team's leading rusher (124 carries, 924 yards, 7.5 ypc, nine touchdowns). The second-team All-MVFC selection contributed in the passing game (12 receptions, 199 yards, 16.6 ypr, three touchdowns) and as a kick returner (10 attempts, 219 yards, 21.9 average), as well.