Fourth on the team in tackles with 44
Second on the team in sacks with four
2009 (SENIOR): Senior Eryk Anders has excelled as a senior in 2009 at the jack linebacker spot for the Crimson Tide ... has played in all nine games and made seven starts (does not start in dime defense) ... has 44 tackles, which ranks fourth on the team ... his 8.0 tackles for loss (-56 yards) ranks third on the team while his 4.0 sacks (-35) in 2009 rank second for the Crimson Tide ... the pass rushing specialist has also been a threat on rushing downs recording 30 tackles against the run, which is the second highest on the team behind Rolando McClain ... ranked tied for 10th in the SEC in tackles for loss per game and sacks per game. Virginia Tech: Recorded a career-best eight tackles to open the 2009 campaign ... two of the tackles were for a total loss of three yards ... added a forced fumble on a tackle for a loss in a crucial spot late in the third quarter ... helped hold the No. 7 ranked Hokies to only 155 total yards of offense. FIU: Tallied three tackles and recorded a half a sack for a loss of a yard ... helped hold the Panthers to just one yard rushing. North Texas: Recorded five tackles and tallied one quarterback hurry ... helped hold the Mean Grean to just 187 total yards. Arkansas: Opened SEC play with three solo tackles, two of which were for a loss ... tallied his first full sack of the season for a loss of seven yards ... recorded a pass breakup. Kentucky: Produced another great game with a sack for a loss of nine yards, his first career interception and a quarterback hurry ... finished with three total tackles. Mississippi: Notched the Tide's only sack of the game along with three solo tackles and a quarterback hurry ... helped UA limit the Rebels to 57 yards rushing and just 197 yards of total offense in a 22-3 rout. South Carolina: Tallied seven tackles and recorded half a sack for -3 yards ... helped hold the Gamecocks to 64 yards rushing and 2.4 yards per carry. Tennessee: Tallied eight tackles, including one for a loss of three yards ... helped the defense hold the Vols to 74 yards rushing and a 2.1 yards per rush average. LSU: He tallied two solo stops and two assisted tackles in the Tide's 24-15 win over No. 9 LSU ... logged two quarterback hurries as the Tide harassed LSU quarterbacks with eight total hurries and three sacks.
2008 (JUNIOR): Anders served as a backup jack linebacker who specialized as a third-down pass rusher ... played in all 14 games ... posted Anders has 24 tackles on the season with 14 solo stops and 2.5 sacks (-22) and 4.5 tackles for loss (-26) ... also tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles ... one of the Tide's better pass rushers, registered seven quarterback hurries, which tied for the team lead ... made seven tackles on special teams. Clemson: Anders made two solo stops and five total tackles in a reserve role for the Crimson Tide. Tulane: He came in off the bench against the Green Wave and made two tackles, including one solo stop. Western Kentucky: Anders collected one solo stop in the Crimson Tide's 41-7 win over the Hilltoppers. Arkansas: He received substantial playing time against the Razorbacks and made two assisted tackles. Georgia: Anders notched two tackles with half of a sack (-4) between the hedges against the Bulldogs. Kentucky: He made two tackles with a solo stop ... recorded a game-high two quarterback hurries and harassed UK signal-caller Mike Hartline all day. Mississippi: Anders notched his first solo sack of the season on a third down-and-nine play in the second quarter, dropping Rebels quarterback Jevan Snead for an eight-yard loss. Tennessee: He made one assisted tackle in the Crimson Tide's 29-9 win at Tennessee, earning playing time on special teams and as a third-down pass rusher. Arkansas State: Anders recorded one tackle against the Red Wolves, dropping the running back for a loss of two yards. LSU: He had two solo tackles against the Tigers ... made one stop from his jack linebacker position and one on special teams ... also had a quarterback hurry. Mississippi State: Anders played but did not record any statistics. Auburn: He again showed his pass rushing skills with a third-down sack (-10) of Tigers' quarterback Kodi Burns ... also recorded his sixth quarterback hurry later in the game. Florida: Anders has one of just three quarterback hurries against Gators' quarterback Tim Tebow. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He made four total tackles, which ranked as his second-highest total of the season ... forced a fumble and recorded a TFL for a loss of two yards ... had three solo tackles.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 10 games, primarily on special teams ... recorded four tackles on the season ... had two tackles at Mississippi State, earning Alabama Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors ... made one tackle against Western Carolina and another in the win over Arkansas.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games, including appearances in seven of the last eight contests ... recorded four tackles on the season, including a season-high two against Florida International ... played 30 snaps on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Starred for Smithson Valley High School ... earned All-State, All-Area and All-District honors as a prep ... set the school record for tackles-for-loss and tackles by a defensive lineman ... played running back before moving to defensive tackle ... cousin of former Kansas City Chiefs standout Kimble Anders ... full name is Eryk Anders ... born April 21, 1987.