HOF Winners 2019: Alfred Anderson

by Baylor Line Foundation | April 9, 2019

Abner V. McCall Humanitarian Award

Alfred Anderson is a Superintendent for York Builders Inc., and an alumnus of the National Football League. Anderson was a starter all four years of his collegiate career at Baylor University in his hometown of Waco, Texas, while being named “Freshman of the Year” in 1980. He is the second all-time leading scorer in Baylor football history. 

Anderson was drafted in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1984, as a running back. During his rookie year, he led the team in rushing and was named the “NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year”. Anderson played for the Minnesota Vikings for eight seasons before retiring in 1992.

In 1997, Alfred was inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame; In 2000, he was inducted into the Waco Independent School District Athletic Hall of Fame.

Presently, he resides in Mansfield, Texas with his wife Kimberly, and he has three sons. Alfred attends Cornerstone Baptist Church, where he serves as an Elder and an usher. 

Alfred’s time at Baylor began before he stepped foot on campus. He recalls the time after he had just signed his National Letter of Intent. Coach Grant Teaff came by his house that morning, and he stepped outside the door. Then, Coach Teaff shouted a loud “Ya-Hoo!” He turned around, saw him smiling and knew then he had made the right decision to become a Baylor Bear.

He gives a lot of credit to Coach Grant Teaff for helping to mold him into the man he has become today. Through that mentorship, he became more than just a Coach. He became a father-figure to Alfred, and Coach Teaff once told him: “If I ever had a son Alfred, I would like him to be like you”. That meant so much coming from Coach Teaff, who was and still is, such a well-respected man. Under his guidance, Alfred went on to accomplish such honors as SWC Freshmen of the year, 1st Team All- Conference and MVP of the 1983 Blue Bonnet Bowl.  Most importantly, he was able to grow in his Faith as a man and become a Christian role model for his family: his beautiful wife Kim, three sons and grandchildren. 

 

*Photo credit to Kathryn Krueger*

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