Henry Anderson is a defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 3rd Round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.
Anderson attended Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia. He played football there under head coach Mark Miller, and he had 183 tackles and 20.5 sacks during his career. He totaled 81 tackles (14 for loss), 9.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups in 2009, leading Woodward Region 4AAA runner-up finish. He was named first team All-state in 2009 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, was a three-time South Fulton Neighbor All-South Metro and a two-time All-4AAA Region pick. He played in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. He was rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the nation’s 27th-best defensive end prospect in his class by Rivals, 42nd according to Scout.com. He committed to Stanford University to play college football.
Anderson also lettered in basketball and track & field. He won the state championship and broke the school record in the shotput with a throw of 17.44 meters (57-2). He also recorded a top-throw of 43.88 meters (143-9) in the discus and was a member of the 400m relay squad (best time of 43.80 seconds).
Anderson played four seasons at Stanford and put up great numbers. The defensive lineman racked up 142 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, 17 sacks, 7 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble. His best season came in 2014 when he totaled 66 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, and 2 pass deflections. Anderson was selected to the first-team All-Pac-12 in 2014, and participated in the 2015 Senior Bowl.
While Anderson has a stork-like frame, he goes by the handle “Goose.” The defensive force was shut out a few times while playing the Madden NFL video game with teammates and earned the nickname.
Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus quoted “Even over USC’s Leonard Williams, Stanford DL Henry Anderson “was arguably the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 and in this entire draft class during the 2014 season.” The sky is bright for the defensive lineman!
In his rookie season, Anderson was a beast for the Colts defense collecting 31 tackles and a sack in only 9 games. On November 8, during a 27–24 win over the then-undefeated Denver Broncos, Anderson suffered a knee injury and did not return to the game. The following day, he was placed on injured reserve, ending his 2015 season.
The featured white and silver nike vapor jet gloves were worn by Henry Anderson in practice in 2017 as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. The talented lineman has signed the front of both gloves in black and added “Practice Worn” to the right one. The gloves show good use!!