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83 Ottowa Anderson
Ottowa  Anderson


Norfolk, Va.

High School:
Norview H.S.




Career Recap

Career Highlights:
2005--Returned to the team after a year away from school when he worked in a La-Z-Boy factory in Virginia Beach ...experienced wide receiver and special teams standout ...appeared in 11 games, starting five ...10 receptions for 210 yards ...has three 40-yard receptions, the first of his career ...averaged a career-high 21.0 yards per catch, fourth-best in the ACC among players with at least 10 receptions of 10 receptions went for a first down ...wasted no time having an impact on the field when he returned as he hauled in a career-long 57-yard reception from Marques Hagans on the first play of the season against Western Michigan ...the catch moved the ball to the 3-yard line and the team scored two plays later ...late in the first half he pulled in a 46-yard toss from Hagans ... overall he caught three passes for 109 yards, the first 100-yard game of his career ...also had a tackle in kick coverage and was named the team's special team player of the week ...caught one pass vs. Duke and two against Maryland ...had two catches in the upset of Florida State ...pulled in a 42-yard pass to set up UVa's final touchdown against Miami.

2003--Started all 13 games at wide receiver ... caught a career-high 33 balls for 407 yards and two touchdowns ... second behind Ryan Sawyer among the team's wide receivers in receptions and yards ...tied for fourth on the team with two touchdown grabs ... more than 75 percent of his receptions resulted in a first down or touchdown ... led the team in receiving once (North Carolina) ...19th in the ACC in receptions (2.54/g) and 20th in yards (31.31/g) ... also one of the team's top special teams players ... six tackles in kickoff coverage, fourth on the team ...caught two passes for 34 yards vs. Western Michigan ... hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from tailback Wali Lundy in the third quarter ... four receptions for 73 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and a touchdown in the come-from-behind win over Wake Forest ...led the team with six receptions for 80 yards in an impressive road win over North Carolina ... had a career-long 36-yard catch in that game ... followed that with three catches vs. Clemson and four against Florida State ... caught three passes vs. N.C. State and had two receptions in each of the last four games.

2002-- Played in every game as a reserve wide receiver ... also played on several special teams units including punt return and punt and kickoff coverage ... posted career bests with 17 receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns ... tied for fifth on the team with three touchdown receptions ... recorded six tackles in kickoff coverage ... caught three passes, including the first touchdown of his career, against Florida State ... didn't catch a pass in the next three games, but caught three more balls for 26 yards vs. Duke ... scored what proved to be the winning touchdown in UVa's remarkable come-from-behind win over North Carolina ... caught a pass from Matt Schaub along the sideline, eluded several would-be tacklers while staying inbounds to complete the 35-yard winning play ... caught two passes for a career-high 58 yards in that game ... had a career-high four receptions for 31 yards against Georgia Tech ... hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass to get Virginia on the board first in a 14-9 win over #22 N.C. State ... did not have any receptions vs. West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl, but made two tackles on special teams ... earned his second letter.

2001--Played in final 11 games of the season as a reserve wide receiver and special teams performer ... caught 12 passes for 112 yards and was the second-leading receiver among the team's true freshmen ... had at least one catch in eight of 11 appearances ... caught a nine-yard pass vs. Richmond in his debut ... two receptions for 12 yards vs. Maryland, his first multi-catch performance ... caught two passes for a career-high 41 yards vs. Wake Forest, including a 32-yard reception, his longest of the season ... had a season-high three receptions for 29 yards in upset of Georgia Tech ... had two special teams tackles ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played quarterback, tailback, wide receiver and free safety for head coach Carlton Thomas at Norview High School ... two-year starter ... also returned kickoffs his senior year ... earned All-District, All-Region and All-Tidewater honors, and was chosen team's Most Valuable Player as a senior ... first-team All-District on defense and second-team All-District on offense as a junior ...carried 15 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns his senior year ... had a 95-yard touchdown run that season, playing quarterback ... as a receiver his senior year, he had 37 receptions for 523 yards and scored two touchdowns ... caught eight passes and scored a touchdown against district champion Lake Taylor ... rushed 10 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, while catching 34 passes for 814 yards and eight touchdowns ... had three touchdown receptions of over 65 yards in one game ...defensively, he recorded two interceptions as a senior ...intercepted three passes, recovered one fumble, and returned one interception for a touchdown as a junior ...rated the No. 11 player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times and the No. 7 player in the state by Prep ... competed on the track team, played center field on the baseball team, and was a guard on the basketball team at Norview High School.

PERSONAL: Ottowa Anderson ... born 3-7-83 in Norfolk, Va. ... son of Jewel Anderson ... has two sisters, Lacusha (23) and Sherra (19) ... a volunteer at the neighborhood recreation center since 1996 ... anthropology major.

Anderson Receiving

Year G Rec. Yds. Avg. LP TD RPG
2001 11 12 112 9.3 32 0 1.1
2002 14 17 184 10.8 35 3 1.2
2003 13 33 407 12.3 36 2 2.5
2005 11 10 210 21.0 57 0 1.5
Career 49 72 913 12.7 57 5 1.5

Anderson Rushing

Year G No. Yds Avg. YPG LP TD
2001 11 1 1 1.0 0.1 1 0
2003 13 1 7 7.0 0.5 7 0
Career 38 2 8 4.0 0.2 7 0

Anderson Defensively

2001 11 16 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 14 60 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 13 102 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 11 83 1 1 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 49 261 8 10 18 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Anderson Kickoff Returns

Year G No. Yds Avg. LP TD
2002 14 1 25 25.0 25 0

Anderson Punt Returns

Year G No. Yds Avg. LP TD
2002 14 3 15 5.0 9 0


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