Henry Anderson

Henry Anderson

Player Profile

RS Senior

Oakland, California

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 288

Defensive End



PERSONAL—Born 10/16/83 in Oakland, CA...son of Henry and Fortress Anderson...he is in the College of Liberal Arts and is a sociology major...his nickname is “Sir Henry”...he has a brother, Alfred, 17, and a sister, Lisa, 26...enjoys playing basketball and listening to music...playing in a high school championship game has been his top athletic thrill to date.

OSU—(2003—Sophomore)—After missing the entire 2002 season with a broken arm, Sir Henry came back strong during spring drills...he waged a hotly contested battle with Alvin Smith during the spring for the No. 1 spot at left tackle...the competition was too close to call when the spring concluded and Smith and Anderson will return to fall camp both listed No. 1 at left tackle...Sir Henry will be the least experienced member of the Beavers’ front four on defense this fall...in the weight room, Sir Henry has posted bests of 480 pounds in the back squat, 380 in the bench press, 297.6 in the power clean, 341.7 in the push press and he has a vertical jump best of 28 inches.

(2002—Freshman Redshirt)—Sir Henry started spring drills listed No. 2 on the depth chart at right defensive tackle behind veteran Dwan Edwards and he finished the spring in the same spot...Henry had a solid spring and assured himself of being in the four-man rotation at defensive tackle, along with Edwards, Eric Manning and James Lee...after making great progress during the spring and fall camp, Sir Henry suffered a serious broken right forearm in one of the fall scrimmages and had surgery on August 17 to repair the damage...as a result of the injury, Sir Henry missed the entire 2002 season...Sir Henry benefited from a redshirt season...he added weight, up 10 pounds to 285, and strength...he posted solid weightlifting numbers during the winter conditioning program...he posted bests of 425 in the back squat, 370 in the bench press, 254 in the power clean and 309 in the push press...he recorded a vertical jump best of 25 inches.

McCLYMONDS HIGH SCHOOL, Oakland, CA—Rated as the 83rd best player in California by SuperPrep Magazine…Henry was rated the 81st best player in California, Nevada and Hawaii by SuperPrep in its 2000 preseason issue…ranked as the 53rd best defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com…he was rated as the seventh player on the Contra Costa Times “Cream of the Crop” top 20 list…he played defensive end and offensive tackle in high school…he ran 4.8 in 40…also recruited by USC, Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska, Arizona, California, San Diego State and WSU…the McClymonds Warriors finished 7-4 his senior year and Henry had 77 tackles, 17 sacks, six pass breakups and four forced fumbles as a junior…he recorded 14 ½ sacks and 25 tackles for loss as a senior, plus he forced four fumbles, recovered three fumbles and intercepted a pass...bench pressed 350 following junior year…all-region preseason selection by Prep Star Magazine…he was a three-year letter winner and three-year starter…he earned all-city honors as an offensive tackle in his sophomore year…earned all-city honors as a junior at offensive tackle and defensive end…he played tight end, offensive tackle and defensive end as a senior and was selected first-team all-league (Oakland Athletic League), first-team All-East Bay and first-team all-metro…he also was a two-year starter at power forward in basketball and averaged double figures in scoring and rebounding his senior year and ranked in the top five in the league in both departments…played football for Coach Alonzo Carter at McClymonds… “He has great size and a tremendous upside,” said Coach Carter. “He is still learning the game and when he has his own position coach, I think he will turn out to be a great college player. His potential is unlimited.”

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