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40 Abdullah Anderson
2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl participant ... 2017 AP FCS Second Team All-American ... 2017 STATS FCS Third Team All-American ... 2017 Phil Steele FCS Third Team All-American ... 2017 College Sports Madness FCS Third Team All-American ... 2017 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ... 2017 Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club FCS Collegiate Player of the Year ... four-time All-Patriot League selection ... three-time All-Patriot League First Team (2017, 2016, 2015) ... three-time Preseason All-Patriot League (2017, 2016, 2015) ... 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List ... 2017 STATS Preseason Third Team All-American ... shares school record in career blocked field goals (3)
Career Statistics: 43 games played, 43 games started, 171 tackles (96 solo), 33.5 tackles for a loss, 15.5 sacks, 14 defended passes, four blocked kicks (three field goals, one PAT), two fumble recoveries, one interception.
2017 (Senior): Served as team captain with Joey DeFloria, Mark Pyles and Ben Richard ... AP FCS Second Team All-American ... STATS FCS Third Team All-American ... Phil Steele FCS Third Team All-American ... College Sports Madness FCS Third Team All-American ... Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club FCS Collegiate Player of the Year ... one of two Patriot League players selected to participate in the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium ... Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Patriot League First Team selection ... became third Bison to capture All-Patriot League accolades four times, joining Rich Lemon (1993-96) and Julién Davenport (2013-16) ... STATS Preseason Third Team All-American ... Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List ... Preseason All-Patriot League ... played in 10 games, starting all of them ... finished with 42 tackles (20 solo), nine tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception ... anchor of defense that led the Patriot League in total defense for the sixth time in the past seven seasons ... recorded first career interception and blocked an extra point at Colgate on Oct. 28 ... made at least four tackles in eight games, topping out at six against Monmouth on Sept. 30 ... recorded a season-high two sacks against Georgetown on Nov. 11 ... posted two tackles for a loss against Marist on Sept. 2 and Georgetown on Nov. 11 ... captured Bucknell's George Rieu Award as the outstanding defensive lineman for the second-straight season and also presented Captains Award.
2016 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League defensive lineman ... Preseason All-Patriot League selection ... named Bison Athlete of the Week Oct. 24 after eight tackles, 2.5 TFL and two sacks vs. Lafayette ... earned first career Patriot League weekly award when named Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 21 after totaling five tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one pass breakup and two blocked field goals vs. Fordham ... earned George L. McGaughey Memorial Award as the outstanding player in the Lafayette game and the George Rieu Award as the outstanding defensive lineman at team’s postseason awards banquet ... started all 11 games on the defensive line for a third straight year ... ranked fourth on team with 55 tackles ... also totaled 13.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and two blocked kicks ... both blocked kicks (field goals) came in season finale vs. Fordham ... ranked second in Patriot League in tackles for loss ... ranked third in Patriot League in sacks ... had at least 0.5 TFL in eight of 11 games ... three games with at least two sacks.
2015 (Sophomore): First Team All-Patriot League selection ... Preseason All-Patriot League ... earned team’s Tom Gadd Coaches’ Award ... one of six defensive players to start all 11 games ... one of three defensive linemen to start every game ... totaled 46 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three pass breakups from defensive tackle position ... seventh on team in tackles and fifth on squad in tackles for loss ... six of eight tackles for loss were in home games ... three tackles for loss against Holy Cross equaled most by a Bison player all season ... had at least six tackles in a game four times, including a season-high eight stops at VMI ... blocked a field goal in season-opening shutout of Marist.
2014 (Freshman): Second Team All-Patriot League selection … started all 11 games at defensive tackle … one of five defensive players to start all 11 games … only freshman on team to start every contest … tied for seventh on team with 28 tackles … earned team’s Stuart M. Smith Award as team’s top newcomer … season-high six tackles in final game of year vs. Colgate … totaled three tackles for loss and two pass breakups … all three tackles for loss came in first five games of season … posted at least three tackles in six different games.
Absegami High School: Four-year basketball letterwinner and one-year football letterwinner … two-year basketball team captain … Cape Atlantic League First Team Defense in football … league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Personal: Abdullah Malik Anderson Jr. … born Jan. 24, 1996 in Atlantic City, New Jersey … son of Abdullah Anderson Sr. and Octavia Anderson … has one sister, Amira … cousin, Austin Johnson, was a defensive tackle at Penn State … cousin, Brandan Connor, played basketball at Lynchburg College … uncle, Tarik Anderson, played basketball at Rutgers-Camden … cousin, Gina Lewis, played basketball at Kutztown University … majoring in economics.
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