Bob Jones running back Brad Anderson makes AHSAA history

MADISON, Ala. - Bob Jones running back Brad Anderson is far from the biggest guy on the field.  At 5' 8", 170 pounds, he's one of the smallest Patriots on the team, but that's never stopped number 24.

"I've been told all of my life that I couldn't do something," Anderson said. "I fight to prove to people it's not the size that matters, it's kinda my heart.  I knew I could accomplish anything I set my mind to."

It's that mindset that helped Anderson become just the 12th players in AHSAA history to have a 99-yard touchdown run, but Anderson told WHNT News 19's Taylor Tannebaum scoring wasn't even on his mind before he took the handoff.  "First thing going through my mind was I gotta get out of the end zone, I have to give the offense room to work.  Then when the hole opened up so wide I knew it was a foot race.  I knew if I lost the foot race I would get joked on a little bit, so I had to beat them to the end zone."

The 99-yard score wasn't the end of the senior's big night.  Late in the game Bob Jones found itself backed up on its own one yard line again, and once again Anderson took advantage scoring his second 99-yard touchdown of the night.  It's the first time that's happened in an AHSAA football game.

Anderson gets all the credit for the big performance, but he know he couldn't have done it without his teammates.  "I never thought about doing it again, but like I said my o-line is so great.  They opened up the hole and I took it."