Stephen Anderson's return to the Bay Area was a triumphant one.
The undrafted rookie free agent caught a 7-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of Houston's 24-13 victory over the 49ers, and the tight end did so in front of a boisterous throng of family and friends.
"It was a very unique experience that I feel like I haven't digested it all yet," Anderson said. "It was just great knowing that my family and friends were in the stands really supporting me. That was a dream come true."
On 3rd-and-goal, with 3:42 left in the thrid quarter, Anderson pulled in a strike on the right side of the
end zone from Tom Savage.
"He's a tremendous worker," Savage said. "He's a good player and off the field he's just a good guy. He's putting his nose in the books and getting after it."
Brock Osweiler, who's often found Anderson in practice, was also happy for the rookie pass-catcher from Cal.
"Stephen's been a guy who, from day one, has come in and worked extremely hard," Osweiler said. "He studies his butt off, and for him to be back in the Bay – I heard his family just chanting his name and whatnot – it's a very special moment for him, and he deserves it."
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