Kurt Anderson enters his second year in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 as an offensive quality control coach. He assists offensive line coach Pat Morris on the practice field working with the team’s front unit. In 2013, Buffalo’s offensive line provided blocking to pace the second best running attack in the NFL (144.2 yards per game) along with opening up the field for 56 rushing plays of 10-plus yards (second-most in the AFC).
Prior to coming to Buffalo, Anderson spent the past five seasons at Eastern Michigan University, most recently as run game coordinator (2010-12).
Anderson joined EMU’s staff in April of 2008 as tight ends coach before shifting to the offensive line and run game coordinator. The Eagles’ ground attack was extremely effective during the 2011 campaign, Eastern Michigan rushed for 2,620 yards and 16 touchdowns on 575 carries for the 14th-best ground attack in the nation.
Eastern Michigan rushed for more than 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons for just the second time in school history. In 2010, EMU finished with 2,080 yards for a two-year combined total of 4,700 yards.
Prior to his stint at EMU, Anderson was a graduate assistant at the University of Michigan for two seasons. While on the Michigan football staff, Anderson spent the 2007 season as a graduate assistant coach for the offensive line, working with line coach Andy Moeller, now with the Cleveland Browns.Anderson helped develop All-American offensive tackle and overall No. 1 NFL draft selection Jake Long.In 2006, Anderson was a defensive quality control graduate assistant coach and worked with the defensive line.While on that side of the football, Anderson helped develop current NFL players Lamar Woodley and Buffalo Bill Alan Branch.
Prior to his stint at Michigan, Anderson was an assistant coach at Indiana State where he worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends.
Anderson was an outstanding player before graduating from the University of Michigan in 2001 with a degree in sport management and communications from the Division of Kinesiology. He was a two-year letterman on the offensive line (2000- 01) for the Wolverines and was the starting center. He received the Hugh R.Rader Jr.Memorial Award as the team’s top offensive lineman and was selected All-Big Ten honorable mention by the conference coaches following the 2001 season.
Anderson has been involved in seven post-season Bowl games, including five as a player and two as a coach.He was a member of the 1998 Michigan squad that won the Rose Bowl on the way to a national championship.He was also a player in the 1999 Citrus Bowl, the 2000 Orange bowl, the 2001 and 2002 Citrus Bowls and was on the coaching staff for the 2007 Rose Bowl and the 2008 Capital One Bowl.
After graduating in 2001, Anderson was a rookie free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2002.Anderson and his wife, Jennifer (Costales) have five children; sons, Hawken and Torin, and daughters, Dagny, and twins Odin and Raina.