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Colt Anderson

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 194 | College: Montana
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2007 Season

First team All-Big Sky.

2006 Season

He had a break-out season, starting all 14 games and was Montana's fourth leading tackler with 92 stops. He was not only a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection at strong safety, but he was also a first team all-league pick on special teams. He was co-recipient (with linebacker Kyle Ryan) of UM's Tony Barbour Award, which is given to the player(s) "who best exemplifies outstanding practice habits and makes an unselfish contribution to the betterment of the Grizzly football team.

2005 Season

He had seven tackles and played in five games. He missed most of the last half of the season with an injury.

2004 Season

He was a redshirt at Montana.

High School

He earned eight letters at Butte High School: three each in football and basketball and two in track. He was team captain in football and basketball. He was the recipient of the "head hunter award" in football. Anderson was tabbed team MVP on offense and defense in football as a senior, when he was first team all-state pick at safety and an honorable mention choice at running back. He was a first team all-conference selection at safety and second team at running back. He was an honorable mention all-stater as a junior. His high school football coach was former (1972-74) Griz player Greg Salo. Colt had 310 career tackles and nine career interceptions. He rushed for 850 career yards and 12 touchdowns.


His parents are Mike and Michele Anderson of Butte. Birth date: October 25, 1985. His uncles, Dave Manovich (1971-73) and Pat Sullivan (1976-79), both played football for the Grizzlies.

Latest News
04/27/2009 - Watching the NFL draft wind down was at times frustrating for Montana's Colt Anderson and Colin Dow, but when it was over it didn't take long for the Griz standouts to get their chances. Anderson, the 194-pound safety out of Butte, signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings not long after "Mr. Irrelevant," South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop, went as the 256th and final pick to Kansas City. Dow, a 305-pound guard from Billings, got a two-year deal from Cincinnati. Both were on the phone with several teams as the seventh round took place. They were told they could be picked if they were available when their spot came up; instead, Weber State linebacker J.D. Folsom became the only Big Sky Conference player drafted. He was the 214th overall pick, by Miami. "It was tough watching guys you felt you were better than getting picked up," admitted Anderson, who walked on at UM and leaves as a Football Championship Subdivision All-American. "It was frustrating to watch teams who you thought were interested in you take another guy. "But bottom line, when the draft got over and teams started calling you n that was pretty exciting. A lot of teams showed interest." - Fritz Neighbor, Missoulian

01/28/2009 - Texas vs. The Nation, Tuesday: Montana safety Colt Anderson is reminiscent of undersized but heady Jim Leonhard of the Baltimore Ravens. The 5-10, 191-pound Anderson is plenty physical despite his slight frame. He also displayed nice reflexes intercepting a ball after it went through a receiver's hands. - Chad Reuter, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com

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