Class of 1980

Dick Anderson

Richard “Dick” Anderson was the University of Colorado’s All-American defensive back in 1967 and the third-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1968. In 1968, Anderson was the AFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year as a safety for the Dolphins.

 

He played in three Super Bowls and four Pro Bowls and was the unanimous All-Pro choice in 1972 and 1973.

 

Anderson was a member of the “no-name defense” on the Dolphin’s 1972 undefeated season, the only team in the NFL to accomplish this feat.

 

He served as the President of the NFL Player’s Association from 1975-77. After football, Anderson was a businessman in Florida and held a seat in the Florida State Senate.