Former NFL Running Back C.J. Anderson named head coach at Monte Vista HS in California

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Former National Football League running back C.J. Anderson is the new head coach at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. The seven-year NFL veteran spent last season as a voluntary assistant coach at Cal, his college alma mater.

Monte Vista plays in one of the toughest high school football conferences in the Bay Area. The East Bay Athletic League’s Mountain Division includes national power De La Salle, along with Clayton Valley Charter, San Ramon Valley and California.

During his NFL career, Anderson played in three Super Bowls, two with the Denver Broncos and one with the Los Angeles Rams. In Super Bowl 50, he tallied 100 yards in all-purpose yards in the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Anderson’s pro career began when he signed with the Broncos in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. In his second professional season, he made the Pro Bowl after running for 849 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 34 passes for 324 yards and two scores.

Anderson closed-out his NFL career with nearly 3,500 yards rushing, averaging 4.5 yards per carry with 22 touchdowns. He also caught 108 passes with five going for scores.

During his high school career at Bethel High School in Northern California, Anderson led his team to four playoff appearances while rushing for nearly 4,000 yards.

During the spring season, Monte Vista was winless in six games.

Anderson is the second former NFL running back to accept a high school football head coaching job in Northern California during the offseason. Last month, Jahvid Best was hired as the new head coach at St. Mary’s-Berkeley.

Related: Former NFL RB Jahvid Best named high school football head coach

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