Quick Facts Derek Anderson
- NameDerek Anderson
- Birth Year1983
- Birth month06
- Birth PlacePortland, Oregon, United States
- ProfessionAmerican football player
Derek Matthew Anderson is an American football player who plays in the quarterback position. He is currently a free agent. He is an NFL player who has known to play for Oregon State.
Derek is married to his wife, Mallory Anderson in 2013. The couple has a daughter together named Amelia Blair, born in 2014.
Derek Anderson Early Life and Education
Derek was born in Portland, Oregon, United States on 15th June 1983. He grew up in Scappoose, Oregon and grew up along with his father Glenn Anderson. He went to Scappoose High School.
Anderson was an active player in Scappoose Indians Football where he was the star player. He is accredited to secure three consecutive wins at the State Football Championship in Class 3A football.
He was a basketball player at his high school too. He won state player of the year in both football and basketball in his senior year of high school.
Derek Anderson Football Career
After his excellent high school record, Derek showed an interest to join his dream team, Oregon State. He was then enrolled in the national team for American football as a quarterback.
Anderson’s university performance is marked by success. He led the Oregon State to many victories. His spectacular performance was seen in his sophomore year. With his skills in the field, Oregon State was ranked 4th in the national category.
In his junior year, Anderson again rose to the event and assumed the main part in moving the group to an 8-5 record, this time finishing the 2003 season with a 55-14 Las Vegas Bowl. He gained national recognition during his senior year through his excellent defensive and technical skills.
Derek’s made his first appearance in the NFL for Cleveland Browns in 2006. He appeared in 5 games in 2006. He was given more opportunities to perform in 2007 and made a mark for himself by being ranked as the second-best quarterback in the team. Anderson drove the Browns to a 10-6 general record, 10-5 in diversions in which he played.
2008 proved not to be a much productive year for Derek as he was out with a concussion and injury for most of the season. The Browns lost the season. Anderson, in 2009 couldn’t perform well, he played only in 8 games and the Browns had the record of 5-11.
On 27th March 2010, Derek was signed in by the Arizona Cardinals, but he couldn’t perform well there too. After rising to the controversy by shouting to a reporter and was kicked out of the team in July 2011.
Anderson was then signed in by the Carolina Panthers. He was mostly backup Quarterback and played whenever the team’s active quarterback was injured.
Derek Anderson Married, Girlfriend, Affairs, Children
In 2013, Derek got married to his longtime girlfriend and now wife, Mallory Anderson. She is a Morning News Anchor / Reporter for FOX 47 WSYM and WILX News 10 in Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan.
The couple has a lovely daughter named Amelia Blair, was born on 27th August 2014.
Derek Anderson Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
Derek earns a good sum of money in his career. He has won several matches through which he receives a good amount of money as a prize. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Derek current estimated net worth is around $6 million USD.
Additionally, Derek contract with the Arizona Cardinals was of $7.5 million USD for two years. His NFL deal was for $435,000 USD and was later increased to $2.562 million dollars due to his outstanding performance.