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Former NFL Running Back C.J. Anderson Returns to Cal as Volunteer Offensive Coach

October 13, 2020

Cal alum and former pro football running back C.J. Anderson will return to Cal as a volunteer offensive assistant coach for the Golden Bears.

A transfer student from Laney College, Anderson played college football at Berkeley from 2011–2012 before beginning what would become a seven-year NFL career. An undrafted free agent signed by the Denver Broncos in 2013, by the 2014 season Anderson had been named to his first Pro Bowl. Anderson’s contributions helped lead the Broncos to a 24–10 Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers, the first of two Super Bowl appearances.

Anderson announced his retirement from pro football in September, stating his plans to pursue a career in coaching. Today, he tweeted, he’ll be doing so at his alma mater.

Above: C. J. Anderson, a player on the National Football League by Jeffrey Beall. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.