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Stephen Anderson
TE #89
San Jose, Calif.

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 5, 2016.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 5, 2016.

2016 (Houston 13/0, 2/0):
Part of a Texans TE corps that improved by NFL bests of 102 targets, 74 receptions and 4.6 receptions per game over its 2015 totals and finished with second-best increases of 646 receiving yards and 40.4 receiving yards per game
Became the first rookie tight end in franchise history to record a reception in a season opener when he hauled in three passes for 25 yards vs. Chicago (9/11)
Caught two passes for 15 yards vs. Kansas City (9/18)
Inactive for Week 4 vs. Tennessee (10/2), Week 5 at Minnesota (10/9) and Week 6 vs. Indianapolis (10/16) with an injury
Returned to game action and saw time on offense and special teams at Denver (10/24) in Week 7
Hauled in two passes for 17 yards vs. Detroit (10/30)
Scored his first career touchdown on a 7-yard pass from QB Brock Osweiler in the third quarter and recorded his first career special teams tackle at Jacksonville (11/13) in Week 10
Logged one reception for 14 yards at Oakland (11/21) in Week 11
Caught one pass for eight yards vs. San Diego (11/27) in Week 12
Played on offense and contributed on special teams at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Registered one reception for seven yards and contributed on special teams vs. Jacksonville (12/18) in Week 15
Made a special teams tackle in his first career postseason game vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round
Assisted on a special teams tackle at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

Played in 37 games with 25 starts all during the last four seasons of his five campaigns with the program that included redshirting as a true freshman in 2011
Finished his career with 101 receptions for 1,260 yards receiving and seven touchdown receptions with all of the stats coming over his final three campaigns from 2014-15
Earned both honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection of the league’s coaches and Cal’s Ken Cotton Award as the team’s Most Courageous Player as a junior and senior
Had career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches as a 2014 junior despite missing the first two games due to injury
Registered a career-high nine catches for 117 yards at Oregon State as a junior after an earlier contest the same season in which he recorded a previous career-best seven catches for a career-high 136 yards and one touchdown against Colorado, with the single scoring grab one of seven times in which he had a single touchdown reception to equal a career best
Posted the longest catch of his career when he hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff against Colorado as a junior
Has at least two catches in each of his last 10 games as a junior and then for another string of eight straight games at one point during his senior season
Had five career tackles and one fumble recovery with the latter coming during his senior season against Grambling State
Participated in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine February 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Played in all 13 games and led all Cal receivers with 12 starts as he contributed 41 receptions for 474 yards receiving with two touchdown catches to earn honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from the league’s coaches
Earned Cal’s Ken Cotton Award for the team’s Most Courageous Player for the second consecutive season
Had at least one catch in 12 of 13 contests
Recorded a season-high-tying six receptions for a season-high 99 yards at Utah, while he equaled the season-high six catches for 56 yards at Texas
Picked up his touchdown receptions in back-to-back contests against USC (3-25, TD) and at Oregon (3-23, TD)
Posted single tackles vs. San Diego State and USC, while his fumble recovery came against Grambling State
A preseason national honors candidate for several awards including the John Mackey Award and the Burlsworth Trophy
Did not play in the spring game and missed much of spring practice due to illness

Third-team All-Pac-12 selection by College Sports Madness and an honorable mention pick of the league’s coaches
Played in 10 games with eight starts including each of the last six contests and totaled career highs of 46 receptions, 661 yards receiving and five touchdown catches
Earned Cal’s Ken Cotton Award for the team’s Most Courageous Player and was Cal’s nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy
Led the team with an average of 66.1 receiving yards per game, while ranking second on the club in receiving yards, fourth in receptions, fourth in yards per reception (14.4) that was the best of any Pac-12 receiver in the top 10 in receptions or receiving yards per game, tied for fourth in touchdown catches, fifth with 661 all-purpose yards (all receiving), sixth with five touchdowns overall and seventh in total points (30) despite missing the first two games with an injury
Among conference and national leaders in receiving yards per game (No. 11 Pac-12, No. 70 NCAA), yards per reception (No. 13 Pac-12, No. 112 NCAA), receptions per game (4.6, No. 15 Pac-12, No. 90 NCAA) and receiving yards (No. 17 Pac-12, No. 123 NCAA)
Had the two biggest games of his career at Oregon State with a career-high nine recep- tions and 117 yards receiving and vs. Colorado with seven receptions, a career-high 136 yards receiving and a 75-yard touchdown catch from Jared Goff that was the longest reception of his career, leading Cal in receptions and receiving yards in both contests
Picked up at least two catches in each of the 10 games he played in
Recorded the first touchdown catch of his career in the first game of the season he played in during the third contest of the year at Arizona
Had a career-high three tackles with a single-game career-high two vs. Stanford and one against BYU

Recorded 14 receptions and 125 yards receiving over 10 games and five starts
Had a season-high three catches for 22 yards to put up the first numbers other than participation in his career against Portland State, while his 30 receiving yards on two catches against Washington State were a season high
Registered at least one catch in eight consecutive games he played in

Saw the first action of his collegiate career, participating in four games off the bench against Southern Utah, at USC, vs. Arizona State and at Oregon State
On the receiving end of a 75-yard touchdown pass from Austin Hinder on the final play of the spring game but his Blue team lost 21-20 to the Gold squad when it failed to convert on an ensuing two-point conversion attempt
Led all players with 96 yards receiving on two catches in the spring game with a 21-yard reception in addition to the 75-yard scoring strike

Did not play

Had a strong 2010 senior season at Piedmont Hills HS, making 83 catches for 1,340 yards receiving and 14 touchdown receptions with a long catch of 95 yards, helping to lead his squad to an 11-2 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Mount Hamilton League on the way to a co-league title and a Central Coast Section crown
Posted three games with double-digit receptions as a senior, including a career-high 14 catches for 189 yards and a score in a loss to Bellarmine Prep
Posted a career-high 205 receiving yards on eight catches, including a 95-yarder for a touchdown, in the section title game win over Homestead during his senior season
Scored a total of 16 touchdowns as a senior, adding two on 12 punt returns for 212 yards with a long of 72 yards
Had 121 tackles, five pass breakups and one forced fumble on defense during his senior campaign, in addition to blocking a field goal attempt as a member of his squad’s special teams
Registered six double-digit tackle games as a senior, including a career-high 15 stops vs. Bellarmine Prep and 14 against Homestead
Added 59 catches for 828 yards receiving and 10 touchdown receptions (11 TDs total) on offense, and 101 tackles and two interceptions defensively as a 2009 junior when his squad was 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the Mount Hamilton League
Has spent time working as an intern at Children’s Hospital in Oakland
Majored in public health
Full name is Stephen Todd Anderson Jr.
Parents and sister are all Cal alumni
Twitter handle is @S_Anderson89

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