Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 255
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard West


Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
  • Defensive Scout Team Co-MVP (2008)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011, 2012)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2010)

Defensive tackle Kenny Anderson completed his Nebraska career in 2012 by providing depth on the defensive line. A walk-on from Omaha, the 6-2, 260-pound Anderson began his career at defensive end, but moved inside for his final two seasons. Anderson earned his degree in December of 2011, and has spent the past two semesters in graduate school. Anderson was one of 28 Huskers to earn academic All-Big Ten honors in the fall of 2012.

2012 (Senior)
Anderson appeared in Nebraska victories over Idaho State and Minnesota, and had an assisted tackle against the Gophers.

2011 (Junior)
Anderson added depth on the defensive line, but he did not appear in a game.

2010 (Sophomore)
Anderson provided depth behind Cameron Meredith and Pierre Allen, but did not play in a game.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Anderson was a reserve defensive end, but did not play in a game. He was named Defensive Scout Team MVP.

2008 (Redshirt)
Anderson sat out his first season as a redshirt and worked with the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Millard West HS)
Anderson posted impressive statistics during his senior year at Millard West. Playing the defensive end position, Anderson recorded 13 sacks and 65 tackles, helping Millard West reach the semifinals in the state football playoffs. For his efforts on the field, Anderson earned first-team all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and second-team all-state accolades from the Omaha World-Herald. He was a member of the South Squad for the 2008 Shrine Bowl. Anderson chose to walk on at Nebraska over offers from Division II Northwest Missouri State and Augustana (S.D.) College.

Kenny was born on May 20, 1990, and is the son of Rod and Kim Anderson. He picked up his degree in business administration in December of 2011 and is working toward a master’s degree. Anderson has volunteered with the Special Olympics, a Nebraska Veteran’s Welcome Home event and team hospital visits.

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