HawkTrax - Brandon McAnderson

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The coachable coach

Ex-KU running back McAnderson sharing his knowledge

High school football practice is creeping toward the finish line, and the rookie assistant coach is gathering up one, two, three, four footballs and carrying them off the field because that is what rookie assistant coaches do. They start at the bottom.

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Overcoming obstacles

McAnderson fighting to crack NFL roster

Post-graduate life has not been overly kind to Brandon McAnderson. Since piecing together a senior season in which he compiled 1,125 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns for the Orange Bowl-champion Jayhawks, the former Kansas University running back and Lawrence High product has experienced a collection of bumps, bruises, disappointments and near-misses in his quest to make an NFL roster.

Ex-Jayhawk RB McAnderson cut by St. Louis Rams

Former Kansas University running back Brandon McAnderson was released by the St. Louis Rams, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rams sign McAnderson to free-agent deal

With the 252nd and final pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select : It didn't matter.

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McAnderson expects to get shot at pros

Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd received a vow from Brandon McAnderson, his former pupil, that he hopes is fulfilled this weekend. "Sunday night," Wedd said, "he promised to call me."

Run on KU campus for cancer support

A 5K fun run and walk on the Kansas University campus Sunday morning will benefit Devin McAnderson, who is battling myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia.

6Sports video: From LHS Lions to KU seniors

In 2002, they led Dirk Wedd's team to a 8-3 record and a spot in the Class 6A Semi-finals. Five years later, they helped Mark Mangino's squad to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl win. Coincidence? Certainly not! Kevin Romary takes a look at the careers of Brian Seymour and Brandon McAnderson.

LHS honors KU duo

Ex-Lions McAnderson, Seymour feted

Former Lawrence High football players Brandon McAnderson and Brian Seymour, honored Friday morning during an assembly at their old high school, looked back on their Kansas University football careers without regrets.

6Sports story: Former Lions return as Orange Bowl champs

Six years ago, Brandon McAnderson and Brian Seymour roamed the halls of Lawrence High as seniors. Today, they're both Orange Bowl champions.

6Sports video: B-Mac proud to be a Jayhawk

Brandon McAnderson grew up wanting to be a Jayhawk. Now the Lawrence High grad will end his career on the hill in the Orange Bowl.

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A lot to gain

B-Mac tops 1,000, but he's not celebrating

Every time Brandon McAnderson took a handoff his senior year on Lawrence High's football team, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino's emotions would be in a tug-of-war. What a talent, he would think. But what a price.

6Sports video: B-Mac to star on Saturday

The Missouri defense enters Saturday's Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium ranked 29th in the nation against the run, giving up 122 yards per contest. This weekend that unit will go up against KU's 1000-yard rusher, Brandon McAnderson.

6Sports video: B-Mac's big season a surprise to many

When Brandon McAnderson was recruited, he was brought in as a fullback - a player to block for the running back and to gain extra yardage here and there. However, the senior has excelled at the running back position and is only 61 yards shy of 1,000 yards rushing this season.

6Sports video: B-Mac ready for Huskers

Last week Kansas runningback Brandon McAnderson racked up 183 yards and 2 touchdowns against Texas A&M. This weekend B-Mac comes home to face the worst rushing defense in the nation.

Kansas can run, too

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino noticed early in the Jayhawks' 19-14 victory over Colorado on Saturday that quarterback Todd Reesing was the target of the Buffaloes' defense.That's fine, Mangino says. Because KU (7-0) can run the ball a little bit, too.