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Dick Anderson
Dick  Anderson

Asst. Coach, OL/Guards & Centers

Offensive Line (Guards & Centers)

Dick Anderson

In his 34th year on the staff, Dick Anderson is in his 12th season working with the centers and guards. He played an instrumental role in the development of guard/center Stefen Wisniewski into a 2010 first-team All-American and three-time All-Big Ten performer. In 2008, under Anderson's tutelage, center A.Q. Shipley became the program's first Rimington Trophy recipient. Anderson has helped mold units that have paved the way for eight 1,000-yard rushers since 2002, including one in each of the past seven seasons. He coached the quarterbacks from 1993-99, with his initial two pupils -- Kerry Collins and Wally Richardson -- matriculating to the NFL, with Collins leading the New York Giants to Super Bowl XXXV. Anderson returned to Penn State in 1990 after six seasons as head coach at Rutgers, working with the offensive line from 1990-92. He turned out some exceptional performers during his 1973-83 stint on the Penn State staff, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Munchak, head coach of the Tennessee Titans. From Queens, N.Y., Anderson played both ways at end for Coach Rip Engle at Penn State from 1960-62. Anderson's tenure at Rutgers included a 21-16 win over Penn State in 1988, the Scarlet Knights' first win in the series in 70 years.


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