Profile 2003-Gary Anderson, Jr. (Ath.)

<p>Having a famous football father, Gary Jr. is quickly making a name for himself both on the gridiron and the track.</p>

Anderson had just returned from track practice when he returned our call on Thursday night.

"I run in the AAU summer track league," he said. "Our team is called Christian Competition."

And competition is what the younger Anderson thrives on, as he's already posted a 4.34 in the forty, a 10.6 in the 100-meter and 21.8 in the 200-meter.

"I'm not quite as stocky as my dad," Gary laughed. "But I am a little faster."

The six-foot, 167-pound Anderson will be at running back, wide receiver, free safety and as a return man for Robinson head coach Jim Eskola this season.

"We're going to try to spread things out and get to the corner this season," Anderson said.

With all of his dad's accomplishments at Arkansas, Gary was asked if he felt any pressure of following him there.

"Not all at," he replied. "Arkansas is my favorite and they have offered, but I also like Tennessee, Iowa and Missouri. My parents (his mom also attended Arkansas) have put no pressure on me at all. They want me to make my own decision and go to the best school for me. I will be leaving Friday afternoon for the senior camp at Arkansas."

Gary also has a little brother, Perry, who will be a junior in 2002.

Perry's built more like my father," Gary said. "He's about five-foot-seven and 180 pounds. He plays both corner and A-back for us. He's stocky and powerful."

Stocky, powerful, fast, elusive and classy. Just a few of the adjectives that describe the Anderson family.

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