39 Ishman Anderson
2008: Won MIKE WISE AWARD as team's outstanding freshman of the year... Started all 12 games at fullback... Posted 2 carries for 4 yards plus 2 catches for 9 yards and a TD... All ground stats were in home win vs. Iona... Scored first career TD on 4-yarder vs. Portland State.
McCLYMONDS HS '07: Ranked 23rd nationally among prep fullbacks, according to ESPN.com... Also a one-star recruit by Scout.com... Named to All-Oakland Athletic League first team as a senior and honorable mention the previous two seasons... Was also selected All-Metro honorable mention in 2006... Rushed for 178 yards, 6 TD's and posted 200 receiving yards and 3 receving TD's during senior season... Helped team to 31-7-1 record during three years, winning a trio of league titles... Credited with 82 pancake blocks, including 39 as a senior... Had 258 all-purpose yards and 6 TD's as a junior... Was also a member of wrestling team which finished second in the Oakland Athletic League during his first three seasons of participation.
PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif.... Sociology major... Parents are Eugene Anderson and Alisa Bourne... Career highlight was converting a 4th-and-9 with a 26-yard reception against rival Skyline HS... Event he wishes he had seen in person: UC Davis' upset of Stanford in 2005... Would like to see more publicity given to blocking backs... As such, lists Brian Leonard as one of his sports heroes.