2017 NFL Draft

Victor Anderson, RB

School: Louisville  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Louisville, KY
Height/Weight: 5-08 / 185 lbs.
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12/27/2011 - Scouting the Louisville running game: This has been a problem for the Cardinals all season. Louisville has a lot of options Victor Anderson, Dominique Brown and Jeremy Wright but none of them has stepped forward to emerge as a dominant runner. Anderson will be motivated to end his Cardinals career on a high note, and freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater can also move the chains with his legs. - The Sports Xchange

10/10/2011 - The offense looked different under new management, but there's not much to work with with a true freshman at quarterback and the best running back and wide receiver on the bench with injuries on Saturday. Also, it has to be said that Charlie Strong has to do a better job handling conflict among his staff -- the Mark Sanford situation did not get swept under the rug this week because Strong wished it to be so his absence at practice was noted, he wasn't at the game, and Strong had to spend time at his postgame press conference dealing with questions about his status afterwards. RB Victor Anderson was unable to carry the ball against North Carolina because of a sprained ankle. However, he did join the hands team on the field for the Cardinals late onside kick attempt. - The Sports Xchange

10/05/2011 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Cardinals dominated on the ground against Kentucky, but that's been a rare event this year. It's often struggled to gain yardage running the football, and will have a hard time generating offense unless the line steps up against the big and talented UNC defensive front. PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Victor Anderson - The good news is that the senior leads the Cardinals in rushing. The bad news is that he's totaled 155 yards in four games. He's the symbol of a ground attack that can't seem to generate any consistency, and needs to step up his game in a hurry if he wants to continue getting the ball. - The Sports Xchange

09/09/2011 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: Murray State bothered Louisville with the blitz, and the Cardinals can expect more of the same from Florida International this week. Louisville will look for a much better performance on first down, keeping itself out of the obvious passing situations a challenge. Victor Anderson ran the ball well last week despite his first career fumble, and will likely take on a bigger workload in this one. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Victor Anderson hasn't been able to replicate his standout freshman year, as injuries have put a damper on his college career thus far. He's an all-conference caliber rusher if he can stay healthy and hold off Jeremy Wright for carries. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2011 - Will Stein threw for two touchdowns and 226 yards as Louisville beat Murray State 21-9 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night. Stein was on the run when he hit DeVante Parker in coverage on a 39-yard pass in the corner of the end zone for the freshman's first catch that gave Louisville a three-touchdown lead with 13:20 in the third quarter. Stein set up the score with a 37-yard heave to Michaelee Harris across the middle of the field on second-and-12. Stein, who was 17-of-32, also completed six passes on a 13-play drive that culminated with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Scott Radcliff with 5:10 left in the first quarter. A botched punt by Murray State put the Cardinals right back in the red zone, and Vic Anderson ran 2 yards for a touchdown with 3:12 in the first. Anderson finished with 65 yards on nine carries. Murray State has been expecting big things from its fast-paced spread offense this season after ranking seventh in the Football Championship Subdivision with 313.5 yards passing per game last season. But the so-called "Hatch Attack" failed to find much rhythm on the field. The Racers had averaged 549.7 yards of offense and 44 points per game in Casey Brockman's previous six starts, but the Ohio Valley Conference preseason player of the year finished 17-of-34 for 148 yards, three interceptions and no touchdowns. Mike Harris did what he could to keep Murray State in the game, rushing for 116 yards, including a 22-yard dash into open space with 14:12 left in the game. - AP Sports

09/01/2011 - One underrated part of the Cardinals attack is the kick return unit. Both Victor Anderson and Jeremy Wright averaged more than 30 yards a return a year ago, and both will be back on special teams this season. - The Sports Xchange

08/11/2011 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: RB Victor Anderson - If Anderson can run like he did as a freshman, whoever winds up as the starting quarterback will have a lot less to worry about. After running for more than 1,000 yards in 2008, he's been unable to fight off injuries over the past two seasons, and lost his position to Bilal Powell a year ago. Jeremy Wright looked good in limited action as a freshman, but Anderson has great speed and could be an all-conference caliber weapon if his time on the field exceeds his time receiving medical treatment. - The Sports Xchange

07/19/2011 - 2011 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Victor Anderson (Sr.), Louisville, has been named one of 52 running backs selected to the 2011 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back. Anderson, who hails from Louisville, appeared in 10 games, but was slowed by injury. He rushed just 64 times for 286 yards and also caught 11 passes. His best season came in 2007 when he ran for 1,047 yards in becoming the BIG EAST's Newcomer of the Year. - Louisville football

04/16/2011 - Will Stein passed for two touchdowns, while Vic Anderson ran for two more scores as the Red beat the White 31-14 Friday night in the University of Louisville's spring football game. "For it being the end of our spring practice I thought the guys did a great job of coming out and competing," Louisville coach Charlie Strong said. The Cardinals return 13 starters from a team that went 7-6 in Strong's first season, and capped 2010 with a victory in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. There are plenty of holes to fill however, namely at quarterback, running back and receiver. "I've been pleased with the way guys have stepped up this spring," Strong said. Foremost among those has been Anderson, the Big East's Rookie of the Year has a freshman in 2008, who has battled injuries his sophomore and junior seasons. "Vic has had an unbelievable spring," Strong said. "He's been at practice every day, he's worked hard every day, it's been amazing to come out every day and watch him work." Anderson provided the biggest and most electrifying play of the game, a 58-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. He took a handoff from Stein and started to his right before cutting back to his left and finding a huge hole. "It felt good opening up and getting out in the open," said Anderson, who finished with six carries for 72 yards. "It's been so long since I've had a run like that." Anderson rushed 64 times for 286 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and no touchdowns last season playing behind one of the nation's leading rushers, Bilal Powell, whom Strong anointed the "face of the program." "I think (Anderson's) going to be the face of the program like Bilal was last year," Stein said. - AP Sports


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