Colt Anderson is an American football safety, a free agent. He played college football at Montana and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009, he has played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills. Anderson was born on October 1985 in Butte, Montana to parents Mike and Michele Anderson. Two of his uncles played college football at the University of Montana during the 1970s, he attended Butte High School where he lettered in football and basketball for three years, track for two years. He played football as safety; as a junior, he was named honorable mention all-state, as a senior in 2003, was an all-state first-team safety and honorable mention running back. The Butte High Bulldogs had an imperfect season with a record of 0-9 in Anderson's senior season. Over the course of his career, Anderson recorded 310 tackles, nine interceptions, 850 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns, he chose to attend the University of Montana. Anderson attended the University of Montana.
He walked onto the team, sat out the 2004 season on redshirt status. In 2005, he saw action in five games on special teams, but suffered a broken thumb after making a tackle against Oregon, his injury curtailed his playing time, he finished the season having recorded seven tackles. During the offseason, he worked to improve his conditioning and impressed the coaching staff enough to garner a scholarship. In 2006, Anderson recorded 92 tackles; the conference named him to the All-Big Sky first-team on special teams. When asked if he looks for "big-hit opportunit" in 2006, he said, "I just like to fly around and make plays and every now and you’ll come across a guy that you can hit." In 2007, he started in all 14 games. Anderson tallied 85 tackles including 58 solo and seven for loss, three forced fumbles, four interceptions, nine pass deflections; the conference again named Anderson to the All-Big Sky first team, while The Sports Network named him an honorable mention All-American, College Sporting News named him to its "Fabulous Fifty" team.
In 2008, Anderson saw action in all 16 games. He recorded 129 tackles including 63 solo and 6.5 for loss, one quarterback sack, three interceptions returned for 80 yards, six passes broken-up, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries. That season, Montana advanced to the national championship game before falling to Richmond, 24–7. Anderson was selected as a Buck Buchanan Award candidate; the conference named him an All-Big Sky player for the third year and he received the team's most valuable player honors. Every FCS All-America team selector named him to its first team; the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, College Sporting News, the Walter Camp Foundation named Anderson to their first teams, while the Sports Network named him an honorable mention All-American. After the season, he participated in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game. The CBS Sports-affiliated NFL Draft Scout assessed Anderson as the 13th-ranked of the 106 free safeties available for the 2009 NFL Draft, considered him as a potential seventh-round selection or free agent.
A Scout.com assessment commended his instincts and tackling, but described his size as "marginal for the NFL" and said he was more suited for zone coverage than man-to-man. Anderson said, "Shoot, I'm like any other person. I'll watch the first 10 picks, or maybe the first round, just check on it from time to time. Any NFL fan will watch that first round. Once the second round starts, I’ll be laying around, taking a nap." Anderson was not selected in the draft, but he reported that ten teams pursued him shortly afterward. The Minnesota Vikings signed him as an undrafted free agent, which included a $20,000 signing bonus, a comparatively large sum. Anderson said, "I just felt, they thought I could have an impact for them."On September 5, 2010, Anderson was signed to the practice squad by the Vikings. Anderson was signed to a three-year contract off of the Vikings' practice squad on November 9, 2010 by the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite playing at a Pro Bowl level in 2011 as a special teams player, Anderson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in a game against the Seattle Seahawks, leading to his placement on injured reserve on December 5.
He was placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp on July 22, 2012. Anderson signed with the Indianapolis Colts on April 21, 2014, he was one of the only NFL players to have the same first name as his team. On March 10, 2015, Anderson re-signed with the Colts. On October 18, 2015 against the New England Patriots, Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano called for a fake punt on 4th and 3 late in the third quarter; the play left Griff Whalen snapping the ball to Anderson with no Colts teammates blocking and two Patriots players standing over the ball. Anderson was tackled for a loss, the Patriots took over on downs and scored a touchdown en route to a 34-27 victory. Anderson signed with the Buffalo Bills on April 12, 2016. On October 10, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve with a hand injury. On January 27, 2017, Anderson was re-signed by the Bills, he was re-signed the next day. He was placed on injured reserve on October 3, 2017, he was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on December 28, 2017.
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Fullback (gridiron football)
A fullback is a position in the offensive backfield in American and Canadian football, is one of the two running back positions along with the halfback. Fullbacks are larger than halfbacks and in most offensive schemes their duties are split between power running, pass catching, blocking for both the quarterback and the other running back. Many great runners in the history of American football have been fullbacks, including Jim Brown, Marion Motley, Jim Taylor, Franco Harris, Larry Csonka, John Riggins, Christian Okoye, Levi Jackson. However, many of these runners would retroactively be labeled as halfbacks, due to their position as the primary ball carrier. Examples of players who have excelled at the hybrid running-blocking-pass catching role include Mike Alstott, Daryl Johnston, Lorenzo Neal. In the days before two platoons, the fullback was the team's punter and drop kicker; when at the beginning of the 20th century, a penalty was introduced for hitting the opposing kicker after a kick, the foul was at first called "running into the fullback", inasmuch as the deepest back did the kicking.
Before the emergence of the T-formation in the 1940s, most teams used four offensive backs, lined up behind the offensive line, on every play: a quarterback, two halfbacks, a fullback. The quarterback began each play a quarter of the way "back" behind the offensive line, the halfbacks began each play side by side and halfway "back" behind the offensive line, the fullback began each play the farthest "back" behind the offensive line; each offensive back was known by a position name that described his relative distance behind the offensive line. As the quarterback was the offensive back who first touched the ball after the snap, quarterbacks were the offensive back most to pass the ball, although any eligible player may do so; as the game evolved and alternate formations came in and out of fashion, halfbacks emerged as the offensive back most to run the ball, again, any eligible player may do so. "Halfback" came to be synonymous with "running back". Fullbacks were used as blocking backs with only occasional ball carrying duties.
As formations began to favor placing the blocking back ahead of/ closer to the line of scrimmage than the running back, these blocking backs retained the name "fullback" though they were closer to the offensive line than the halfback. "Fullback" became a misnomer, the term "halfback" declined in usage, replaced variously with the more descriptive term "tailback" or the generic term "running back". In the modern game, when the quarterback is under center, the fullback most lines up directly behind the quarterback and in front of the halfback or tailback; the fullback position has seen a decline in recent time, with only 17 full time fullbacks playing in 2016. The trend can be traced back to teams choosing to pass more, the use of the 11 personnel, the use of h-backs. Fullbacks are known less for speed and agility and more for muscularity and the ability to shed tackles. In the modern NFL, while deployed as ball carriers, are primarily a lead blocker to allow running backs to get to the secondary of the opposing team's defense.
In the early 2000s, many NFL teams used blocking fullbacks, such as Tony Richardson and Lorenzo Neal, with great success. These backs cleared the way for some of the decade's great running backs; some teams have phased the fullback position out of their offense altogether, with those teams either all but eschewing the I-formation, or instead utilizing either a tight end, h-back, or backup running back in the role. There are still fullbacks who remaining prominent in the NFL, among them Aaron Ripkowski, Andy Janovich, Jamize Olawale, James Develin, John Kuhn, Tommy Bohanon, Patrick DiMarco, Mike Tolbert, Kyle Juszczyk, Marcel Reece. However, in spite of their infrequent carries in modern NFL offenses, some fullbacks have led their team in rushing – notably, Le'Ron McClain was the rushing leader for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 and Tony Richardson led the Kansas City Chiefs in rushing in 2000. Former Browns running back Peyton Hillis started his NFL career as a fullback before being converted into a halfback.
Although technically a running back fullbacks are valued for their blocking in most modern-day offenses. The most common and simple runs, the Dive and the Blast, both employ the fullback as the primary blocker to "make way" for the halfback. In the flexbone formation, the fullback can be used as the primary rushing threat. In many other offensive schemes, the fullback is used as a receiver when the defense blitzes. In selected plays, some teams will have a defensive lineman report as an eligible receiver to line up as a fullback or tight end in a "Miami" package in goalline formation. Examples of such players who have been used as situational fullbacks include Haloti Ngata, Dontari Poe, Jared Allen while with the Kansas City Chiefs, Richard Seymour while with the New England Patriots, Isaac Sopoaga while with the San Francisco 49ers, while Dan Klecko and Nikita Whitlock have played both as a defensive tackle and fullback. Defensive Tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry scored a touchdown in Super Bowl XX from the fullback position.
Most teams in the NFL do not have a substitute fullback. The role can be filled by backup or number three or four tight ends or bigger and less-frequently-used running backs. Defensive
Derek Landri is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, he played college football at Notre Dame. Landri played for the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now coaching high school football team in the western New York area for the school, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. Named Mr California for the highest award for Calif High school players. Landri played high school football for De La Salle. Landri's selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 5th round was rated one of the "Top 10 Draft Steals" of the 2007 draft by Sports Illustrated. Playing in a reserve role, Landri recorded a sack and an interception on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the Jaguars' Wildcard playoff game on January 5, 2008, he recovered a fumble which sealed the win for the Jaguars. On December 3, 2009, Landri was waived by the Jaguars. Landri was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers on December 4, 2009.
He became an unrestricted free agent following the 2010 season. Landri was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 3, 2011, he was released on September 3 during final roster cuts. Following a season-ending injury to Antonio Dixon, Landri was re-signed on October 3. Following the 2011 season, Landri became an unrestricted free agent, but was re-signed to a one-year contract on April 9, 2012. Landri signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 30, 2013. He was released on February 10, 2014. ESPN Page 2 - Fleming: Jacksonville's uber-sub - A lineman who's ready for his close-up