Derek AndersonÆs career path has been as erratic as his arm. á He was a much heralded two-sport star in high school in the state of Oregon. He was nationally recruited in basketball but chose to play football at Oregon State, much to the delight of his home town fans. á He started as a sophomore in college and struggled. Anderson played so poorly that some wondered whether he deserved a second chance. á With very little waiting in the wings at Oregon State, he was given the starting nod again his junior year and showed improvement under former NFL coach Mike Riley. á In his senior year, Anderson finally showed the promise that made him an idol in Oregon. He became just the fourth passer in PAC-10 history to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season and finished his career second all-time ...
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