It may be August at Dove Valley, but for one brand new member of the Denver Broncos it already feels like Homecoming. David Anderson, a 6th-year wide receiver who signed with Denver last weekend, starred for the Colorado State University Rams football team from 2002-05. He played under legendary CSU coach Sonny Lubick during his entire college career, and in those 4 years he racked up 223 receptions for 3,634 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Anderson is the school’s all-time leader in receptions and yards, he is tied for second all-time in receiving touchdowns, and he owns the 2 best single seasons in school history in regards to receptions and yards (2003 & 2005). Anderson helped lead the Rams to 3 bowl games during his time in Fort Collins, and he played alongside local cult hero Bradlee Van Pelt for 2 years.
Upon graduating from Colorado State, Anderson was drafted by the Houston Texans (Coached by former Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak) in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He had 81 receptions for 886 yards and 3 touchdowns in his 5 years with the Texans where he played primarily as a 3rd wide receiver option behind Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter. His best pro season to date came in 2009 when he finished with 38 catches for 370 yards.
In Denver, Anderson will be competing with 10 other wide receivers currently on the Broncos roster including Brandon Lloyd, Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas, and Eric Decker. Wide receiver is probably the most talented and deepest group on the entire Broncos team, so playing time may be tough to come by. Still, Anderson has represented the Colorado State community well during his time in the NFL, so he is an easy guy for Broncos fans to cheer for.