The American football wide receiver Robby Anderson is a very passionate and dynamic player, currently making waves as a member of the New York Jets football team. He began his professional career in 2016. After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft; Robby was recruited by the Jets. The wide receiver completed his college career with the Temple Owls of Temple University.
Without a doubt, Robby Anderson has consistently shown improvement in his game and with his current pace, the wide receiver will soon find his way to superstardom. Read on to find out more about his career and other facts of his life.
Robby Anderson Bio
Robert Steven Anderson was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, on 9th May 1993. He was born to American parents, Jason Anderson and his wife Kim Shubert. The wide receiver spent his early years in Fair Lawn neighborhood before moving to South Florida where he attended South Plantation High School. There, Robby began his football career; he was among the top players in the South Plantation High football team.
Soon after his graduation from high school, Robby, who had earlier committed to play college football at Temple University kicked off his college career with the Temple Owls. As a freshman, the wide receiver was redshirted and he went on to develop himself in Philadelphia. He first started practicing as a defensive back but later swapped to become a wide receiver. In his first season in 2013, Robby Anderson had nine touchdowns and 44 receptions for 791 yards.
Due to poor academic performance, Robby Anderson sat out the whole of 2014 season so he would focus on his academics. Coming back the following season, the player had seven touchdowns and 70 receptions for 939 receiving yards. At the end of the 2015 season, Robby was named to the All-Conference Team while declaring for the 2016 draft.
Professional Career Stats
Prior to the 2016 draft, Robby Anderson made a wonderful impression at Temple University’s Pro Day. Despite his top-notch performance, the player didn’t make the NFL draft that year. After the draft, Robby signed up with the New York Giants as a free undrafted agent. He joined the Jets team where he competed for the starting wide receiver’s position with other players including Jeremy Ross, Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake, and Chandler Worthy. After posting a record of three touchdowns, 13 receptions and 264 yards in the 2016 pre-season, Robby earned a spot on the Jets’ final roster.
During the 2016 regular season, Robby Anderson caught his first pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick in their game against Kansas City Chiefs. He further made a significant impact on the team throughout his rookie season, thus ending the season with a record of two touchdowns and 42 receptions with 587 yards. The following year, he greatly improved finishing the season with seven touchdowns and 63 receptions with 941 yards. He made a jaw-dropping performance in their 2018 season’s week 5 game against the Denver Broncos. He finished the game with three receptions for 123 yards while the Jets won with a record of 34 – 16.
Suspension, Why Was He Arrested?
During the 2018 regular NFL season, Robby Anderson was being reviewed for a possible NFL suspension after violating the league’s personal code of conduct policy. This happened as a result of the player’s arrest for multiple charges within the past two years. First, Robby was arrested for allegedly pushing a police officer at an event in Miami. Subsequently, he was charged with multiple misdemeanors for reckless driving, not yielding to traffic, and many other offenses.
However, the felony cases against the Jets wide receiver was dropped in April 2018 after the player pleaded no contest to the traffic offense. He was also sent on six months probation. Later on, an NFL spokesperson disclosed to the media that the league management has equally decided that the player won’t be receiving any form of suspension from the league.
Meanwhile, Robby isn’t the only wide receiver to have been arrested or faced suspension. Some other wide receivers including Eli Rogers of Pittsburgh Steelers has had his own share of it. Others are ArDarius Stewart, his teammate and Julian Edelman of New England Patriots, to mention a few.