Ray Anderson Hired as ASU's VP of Athletics

ASU will officially announce at a Thursday morning press conference that it has hired the NFL's former executive vice president of football operations, Ray Anderson, as its next Vice President of Athletics. Anderson left his NFL post in December following the conclusion of the 2013 season to pursue other opportunities.

Anderson has been at his NFL post since 2006. He joined the league office after four years as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Atlanta Falcons. Anderson is a Los Angeles native, who was a three-year football letterman at Stanford, and also played baseball for the Cardinal.

He earned a political science degree in 1976, and in 1979, he graduated from Harvard Law School. After specializing in labor law litigation. In a firm in Atlanta, he launched his own sports agency, AR Sports, in 1987 specializing in the representation of NFL coaches and players.

With the Sun Devil Stadium renovations scheduled to begin in the next couple of years after the financing details are finalized, Arizona State President, Dr. Michael Crow, once again ventured to the professional sports arena for this hire, much like the previous Vice President of Athletics, Steve Patterson, who left to assume the Athletic Director at the University of Texas.

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