TCU traveled to Waco to take on nationally-ranked Baylor Saturday.
After coming to TCU as a graduate assistant, Jarrett Anderson is in his 21st year overall with the Horned Frogs.
Anderson moved to inside receivers coach in 2017 after serving the previous three seasons as the offensive line coach. In Anderson's first year with the inside receivers, KaVontae Turpin earned All-Big 12 honors and had touchdowns via receiving, rushing and passing en route to becoming the only player nationally to score in those three categories as well as via a kickoff return and punt return.
In 2015, for the second straight year, TCU set single-season school records in several major statistical categories. Additionally, the Horned Frogs ranked third nationally in total offense (562.8 yards per game) and seventh in scoring (42.1 points per game).
Center Joey Hunt and offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai received All-Big 12 recognition for the second consecutive season in 2015 and were NFL draft picks. Vaitai went in the fifth round to the Philadelphia Eagles, while Hunt was a sixth-round selection of the Seattle Seahawks.
In Anderson’s first season with the offensive line, tackle Tayo Fabuluje earned All-Big 12 recognition and was a sixth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears.
In February 2009, Anderson was promoted to co-offensive coordinator. He also became the running backs coach after serving as wide receivers coach the previous eight seasons (2001-08).
Anderson helped mentor true freshman B.J. Catalon in 2012 into becoming TCU’s leading rusher with 582 yards. Catalon was also honorable mention for Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.
In both of Anderson’s first two seasons as a coordinator, TCU set single-season school records for touchdowns, points scored and first downs while also ranking among the nation’s most productive units. The Horned Frogs won 25 of 26 games and made back-to-back BCS appearances, including winning the 2011 Rose Bowl.
With Anderson’s guidance in 2011, Ed Wesley, Matthew Tucker and Waymon James earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors as all three rushed for more than 700 yards.
In 2010, Anderson helped direct TCU to single-season school marks in touchdowns (73), points scored (541), total offense (6,199 yards) and first downs (327). The Horned Frogs ranked fourth nationally in scoring (41.6 points per game), sixth in passing efficiency (166.9), 10th in rushing (247.4 yards per game) and 12th in total offense (476.9 yards per game).
As a sophomore in 2010, Wesley ran for 1,078 yards to become TCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2003. He was a first-team All-Mountain West selection and one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back.
Wesley, Tucker and James all recorded 100-yard games in the 2010 campaign.
In 2009, the Horned Frogs established previous single-season school marks for points scored (498), total offense (5,937 yards), touchdowns (65) and first downs (311).
TCU ranked fifth nationally in rushing offense (239.5 yards per game) and scoring (38.3 points per game) while placing seventh in total offense (456.7 yards per game) and eighth in passing efficiency (154.1).
Anderson helped mentor Tucker and Wesley into being the Frogs’ second- and third-leading rushers with 676 and 638 yards, respectively. Those totals represented the fifth- and sixth-best rushing totals by a freshman in TCU history.
In 2008, Jimmy Young became the first TCU wide receiver to be named All-Mountain West Conference. Young had 988 yards receiving to narrowly miss just the second 1,000-yard season in TCU history. His 59 receptions tied for the fourth-best total on the Frogs’ single-season chart.
Under Anderson’s tutelage, three TCU receivers in eight years were drafted by NFL teams.
Cory Rodgers was a fourth-round pick by Green Bay in 2006. Adrian Madise and LaTarence Dunbar were selected in the fifth and sixth rounds in 2003 by Denver and Atlanta, respectively. All three finished their careers in the top 10 of various TCU receiving categories.
Reggie Harrell, who signed as a free agent with Dallas, became TCU’s first 1,000-yard receiver in 2003. During his three-year career, Rodgers tied Mike Renfro’s career TCU mark of 17 receiving touchdowns. Both Harrell and Rodgers rank among the top 10 in school history in career receptions and yards while earning all-conference recognition.
In 2006, Quentily Harmon closed his career as TCU’s ninth-leading receiver with 111 catches. In addition, Michael DePriest was signed as a free-agent in 2007 by Indianapolis.
Prior to assuming his current duties, Anderson served on the TCU coaching staff as a graduate assistant from 1998-00, working primarily with the Frogs’ offensive line.
Anderson spent one season (1997) as an assistant coach at Tyler Junior College, where he worked with the running backs and receivers. He began his collegiate playing career at Tyler before transferring to New Mexico. He lettered for the Lobos in both 1992 and 1993.
Anderson graduated from New Mexico in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in university studies and earned a master’s degree in TCU’s MLA program.
Anderson and his wife, Lisa, have two sons: Aidan and Eli.
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