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Anderson named to SEC Legends Class

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Anderson named to SEC Legends Class

Former University of Arkansas running back Gary Anderson has been selected to represent the Razorbacks as part of the 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Legends Class, the SEC announced today. The Legends will be honored at this year’s SEC "Weekend of Champions" which culminates with the SEC Football Championship Game on Sat., Dec. 5 at the Georgia Dome. The SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will feature the legends from the 12 SEC schools on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The legends will also be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff of the championship game. CBS’ Verne Lundquist will serve again as the master of ceremonies for the 2009 SEC Legends Dinner.A four-year letterman at running back and the captain of the 1982 team, Anderson gained 1,999 yards on the ground and another 3,074 in receiving and kick returns. He holds the school career record for kick returns (137) and punt returns (115). He was the MVP of the 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl and the 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl. He was an All-Southwest Conference first-team selection in 1982 and in 1983, Anderson was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Chargers. He also played professionally for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.For more information on the Legends Dinner, please visit SECsports.com. The 2009 Legends class is listed below:ALABAMA – Antonio Langham, Defensive Back, 1990-93ARKANSAS – Gary Anderson, Running Back, 1979-82AUBURN – Quentin Riggins, Linebacker, 1986-89FLORIDA – Reidel Anthony, Wide Receiver, 1994-96GEORGIA – Matt Stinchcomb, Offensive Tackle, 1996-98KENTUCKY – Jim Kovach, Linebacker, 1974-76, 78 LSU – Michael Brooks, Linebacker, 1983-86 OLE MISS – Jimmy Lear, Quarterback, 1950-52MISSISSIPPI STATE – Billy Stacy, Quarterback, 1956-58SOUTH CAROLINA – Tommy Suggs, Quarterback, 1968-70 TENNESSEE – Heath Shuler, Quarterback, 1991-93VANDERBILT – Jamie Duncan, Linebacker, 1995-97



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