According to a school representative, Rashard Anderson, the most recent Jackson State football player to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, has passed away.
What was Rashard Anderson cause of death?
Unfortunately, we do not have his cause of death to share at this moment, once we do, the page will be updated. there is no official information from his family regarding his death.
Since Walter Payton and Robert Brazile in 1975, Anderson and receiver Sylvester Morris are the only JSU teammates to be drafted in the NFL’s first round.
Who was Rashard Anderson
In 2000, Morris was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 21st round. The Carolina Panthers selected Anderson with the number 23 overall pick.
The Forrest, Mississippi native spent two seasons with the Panthers and participated in 27 NFL games, starting nine of them. The 205-pound defensive back, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall, produced 65 tackles and one interception.
Anderson was released by the Panthers after serving a one-year suspension for violating the league’s substance usage policy.
Later, in 2005, he spent a brief time as a member of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
After retiring from playing, Anderson held a number of jobs, including that of substitute teacher and assistant football coach at Jackson’s Callaway and Murrah high schools.
“Devastated over this…
Rest in heaven my friend,” tweeted Jackson State football play-by-play announcer Rob Jay.