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  Gary Anderson Jr.
Gary Anderson Jr.

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
Pullaski Robinson

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Experience:
2L


At Major Meets:
2008 C-USA Outdoor 5th-110m Hurdles, 14.79
2007 C-USA Outdoor 5th-110m Hurdles
2005 WAC Indoor 5th-Heptathlon

Personal Bests:
60m- 6.83, 2007,
100m- 10.94, 2007
110m Hurdles- 14.50, 2007
200m- 21.29, TSU Quad, 4/12/2008
LJ- 6.55 21-6, 2007
Hep - 4,505, 2005

Junior
Outdoor: Ran a leg on the Owls' 4x100 relay that finished third at the C-USA meet, finished fifth in the 110 meter hurdles, with a best time of 14.5. Also competed in the high jump and long jump

Indoor: Did not compete

Sophomore
Indoor: Set a Rice record in 2004 with 4,505 points in the heptathalon, finishing fifth in the WAC indoor meet... Also clocked a best time of 51.29 over 400 meters in an early-season meet at Houston.

Other Rice Sports
Finished second on the squad and in C-USA with 15 pass breakups as a senior cornerback in 2007... Finished third in the conference with 16 total passes defended, which also ranked 17th nationally... Started all eight conference games and was credited with 27 of his 35 tackles during that stretch... Made his first career start on defense at cornerback at Southern Miss and responded with career-high five tackles, and his first career interception, which he returned for 36 yards... Broke up a career-best six passes against UTEP the most that could be verified among Rice statistics. PBU's were not listed in most defensive stats prior to 1980.... credited with his first career half-sack and also broke up a pass against Houston.
High School
2003 graduate of Robinson High in suburban Little Rock... Two-time all-state performer as a kick returner for coach Jim Eskola... Averaged 17 yards on 20 punt returns as a senior, and caught 26 passes for 481 yards... Had three interceptions and returned three punts for touchdowns in 2002... Helped the Senators to the Class 4A semifinals for the first time in 20 years and a 10-3 record... Junior Olympics decathlon champion... Set school records in the high jump and long jump... Honor graduate who received outstanding student awards in biology and environmental science.

Personal
Full name: Gary Wayne Anderson, Jr... Born: May 10, 1985, at Tampa, Fla... Parents: Gary and Ollie Anderson, Little Rock, (five sisters)... Father played football at the University of Arkansas (1979-82) and in the professional ranks for 15 years... Rice Major: managerial studies/sports management.

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