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    Auston Anderson
    Auston Anderson

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Plano, Texas

    High School:
    Plano West

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 180

    Position:
    RB



    2014: Redshirted the season while rehabbing an injury.

    High School: Named a three-star prospect and the No. 17 all-purpose running back nationally in the class of 2014 by Rivals.com ... Also tabbed the No. 4-rated RB in Texas in the 2014 class and the state's No. 61 by 247Sports ... Twice named a Texas 10-5A first-team All-District selection as well as a two-time first-team All-Collin County honoree ... Compiled 2,968 career rushing yards (7.26 ypc) and 30 touchdowns, becoming Plano West's all-time leading rusher ... 1,342 rushing yards and 14 TDs in 2013 ... As a junior, helped lead Plano West to the state quarterfinals, the deepest playoff run in school history ... Team captain and three-year letterwinner in football ... Also a three-year starter in the sprints for the track team, with a career-best 100-meter dash time of 10.72 seconds.

    Personal: Born Auston Gregory Anderson in Dallas ... Son of Tjuana Tanner and Martin Anderson ... Father played football at Alcorn State University, uncle (Rod Henderson) was an All-American offensive lineman at Grambling State, and great uncle (Randy Williams) played running back at Indiana University and was a 1961 draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys ... Chose Northwestern over a number of BCS schools including Texas, Stanford, Cal, Arizona, Nebraska and Tennessee.