NMSU Football BIO
97 Rhyan Anderson

2007: After transferring from the University of Miami prior to the season, Rhyan started all 13 games for NMSU at the defensive end position. He grabbed 12 tackles on the season, five solo efforts, as well as two tackles-for-a-loss, one sack, three pass break-ups and two quarterback hurries. His best game of the season came against Idaho (10/20) when he tallied three tackles.

2006 (Sophomore University of Miami): Anderson played in only one game for Miami in 2006.

2005 (Freshman University of Miami): Anderson was a backup defensive end who played in eight games in 2005. He tallied four tackles (all solo), with two tackles for loss, one sack for a 12-yard loss and one QB pressure. Anderson played in his first game as a Hurricane vs. Colorado, seeing limited action in the fourth quarter. He played against South Florida and then notched his first sack vs. Duke, for a 12-yard loss...Saw limited action vs. Temple, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, then played much of the Wake Forest game, where he made three tackles, one tackle for loss and a QB pressure. Anderson did not play against Georgia Tech and Virginia, then played as a reserve defensive lineman in the Peach Bowl against Louisiana State (no tackles).

2004 (Red shirt University of Miami): Anderson was a member of the Hurricanes’ scout team during his red shirt season.

High School: Anderson was a Consensus National Top 100 player out of Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, Wisc. He was widely regarded as one of the nation’s top defensive ends. Anderson was a two-time all-State selection. He was named an SuperPrep All-American selection and was rated the No. 27 player in the nation on SuperPrep’s National Elite 50...Rated the nation’s No. 6 defensive lineman and the No. 5 player in the Midwest by SuperPrep. Anderson was also rated the nation’s No. 1 strongside defensive end and the No. 12 player on the Rivals.com Midwest Major 50 and the No. 1 prospect in Wisconsin by Rivals.com. He also earned EA Sports All-American honors and was named the Lineman of the Year and the Player of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, as well as Wisconsin’s Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior in 2003, made 118 tackles, 27 sacks, knocked down five passes, forced four fumbles and intercepted three passes when he led Oak Creek to a 12-1 record and the semifinals of the state playoffs. As a junior, he made 91 tackles, including 21 quarterback sacks. Anderson chose Miami over Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern California and Florida.

Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 263
Year: Senior
City/State: Oak Creek, Wis.
High School: Oak Creek HS
Experience: Transfer

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