Coaches are counting on this talented young player to be a factor at an inside linebacker position ... Begins August listed No. 3 at an inside linebacker spot ... Showed flashes of outstanding play in the spring and is looking to build his consistency ... Has made a full recovery from the leg injury that sidelined him last season ... Has played in seven games ... A cousin of current Wildcats Antonio Hall and Ellery Moore.
2002 (Freshman): Played in the first seven games before being sidelined by a leg injury ... Played as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ... Made one tackle ... Gained his first varsity letter.
High School: Originally signed with UK in Feb. 2001, but missed the 2001 season because of an eligibility technicality ... Named to the SuperPrep list of All-America linebackers for the 2000 season ... Also the #21 prospect in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... Three-year starter at McKinley HS in Canton, Ohio ... Played middle linebacker on defense, recording 115 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, seven quarterback hurries, and one blocked kick as a senior ... Played fullback on offense, gaining 62 yards on 15 carries while catching seven passes for 90 yards ... Second-team All-Ohio as chosen by the state sportswriters ... Was invited to play in the National High School All-Star Game in Dallas, Tex. ... Named all-region and all-county as a junior and senior ... Member of McKinley's Division I (highest classification) state championship during his sophomore season ... "Chad has a great sense of football. He's a very good athlete, with his better years ahead," said Coach John Miller ... Two-year member of the track team, competing in the shot put and discus throw ... Advanced to the state meet during his junior year ... Also played one year of basketball ... Honor roll student ... Selected Kentucky over Ohio State, Michigan, Miami (Fla.), and Indiana.
Personal: Full name is Chad L. Anderson ... Born 12-30-82 in Wooster, Ohio ... Son of Chad and Tina Anderson ... Has two cousins, Antonio Hall and Ellery Moore, who play for the Wildcats ... Plans a major in sports medicine.
Anderson Career Statistics
Year Position G-GS Tackles TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. FR FC 2002 Linebacker 7-0 1 0 0 0 0