Where are they now? Matt Anderson

Cuero's Matt Anderson took over the starting center position for the Longhorns early in the 1999 season and finished his football career in 2001 with 35 consecutive starts. During his playing time at Texas, he earned two undergraduate degrees and started a graduate degree. Where is he now?

Matt Anderson of Cuero, Texas was part of an interesting recruiting class in 1996. That class was John Mackovic's second to last class and included Casey Hampton, Aaron Humphrey, and Cedric Woodard. However, Anderson was a grey shirt and did not enroll in school until the spring of 1997. For all intents and purposes, he was in the 1997 class with Major Applewhite, Leonard Davis, Kwame Cavil, Quentin Jammer, Shaun Rogers, and DD Lewis.

After redshirting for the 1997 season, Anderson backed up at guard and center in 1998. Four games into the 1998, Anderson took over the starting center position and did not relinquish it for the next 35 games.

During his scholarship years on the campus, Anderson managed two degrees before his senior season on the football field (BS Corporate Communications and BA Government). During his senior season (2001), he started his graduate degree in public affairs.

After finishing the 2001 season where the Longhorns finished 11-2 and just short of the national championship game, Anderson prepared for the NFL combine with Marcus Wilkins. Neither ended up drafted in the 2002 NFL draft, but both signed free agent contracts.

Anderson spent the majority of the 2002 and 2003 seasons on NFL practice squad rosters in Pittsburgh, Miami, Tennessee (never suited up), and Houston.

During those off-seasons, Anderson returned to Austin to continue his graduate work. After his two years in the NFL, Anderson went full-time at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and finished his graduate degree in August 2005.

Anderson then moved to California to work with a wealth management company that specialized in entertainers and athletes. After two years in California, Anderson and his family wanted to return to Texas, so Anderson took a job with National Financial Planners (NFP) and spent two years consulting independent financial firms on ways to expand their businesses.

Anderson and his two partners from NFP started working on starting their own firm at night for much of 2009 until they launched the firm Revel Financial this summer. The firm already has clients in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. They specialize in financial planning.

Given the level of wealth of some of the NFL players on his Longhorn teams alone, Revel Financial sure has a bright future.


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