Dec. 7, 2009
New Orleans - Tulane's Andre Anderson has once again found himself among the top football student-athletes in Conference USA as the senior running back was named to the C-USA All-Academic Football Squad for the second straight year. The all-academic team consists of student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a starter or key reserve on their team.
The C-USA selection is the latest in a season full of awards for Anderson, who hails from Stone Mountain, Ga. He is an All-Conference USA candidate and has already received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team honors, becoming the first Tulane football student-athlete to receive Academic All-America first team honors since David Hebert in 1971, and he was also selected to the ESPN The Magazine All-District VI first team as well. Anderson was also nominated for both the Wuerffel Trophy, which is based athletics, academics and community service.
Anderson is pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and has maintained a 3.506 grade point average. He is a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter and is a three-time selection to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and to the Tulane 3.0 Club and was named to the 2008 C-USA Football All-Academic team and received the 2008 C-USA Sportsmanship Award.
On the field, he was a two-time Doak Walker Award candidate and led the Green Wave in rushing (1,016 yards), touchdowns (8) and was third on the team in receptions (30) and receiving yards (230), and also finished second on the team in all-purpose yards (1,246). This past season, he became the fourth player in school history to rush for 1,000-plus yards in a single season.
Anderson completed his career with 2,009 rushing yards on 444 carries (4.5 ypc) and 17 touchdowns and ranks 10th in school history in rushing yards and carries and ninth for rushing touchdowns, rushing yards per game (59.1) and yards per carry, and fourth for 100-yard rushing games.
This past season, he had five 100+ yard games, including a season-high 199 yards vs. McNeese State and was named College Football Performance co-Running Back of the Week for his 199 yards, and a received helmet sticker from ESPN.com.