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3 things to know about guard Jack Anderson


With their seventh-round pick, the Bills selected Texas Tech G Jack Anderson with the 236th overall pick.

1. A nationally recognized OL in high school

Playing his high school football at Frisco in Texas, Anderson, who played offensive tackle and center, was recognized in his senior year as a second team All-American. He played in the Under Armour All-American game after his senior year and was nationally ranked as the number four guard in the 2017 class.

2. Red Raider connection

Choosing to play his college ball at Texas Tech was a relatively easy decision even though he was heavily recruited by a number of schools with a total of 40 scholarship offers.

He was hooked on Red Raider football because his father, uncle and sister all graduated from Texas Tech, but what put it over the top was a huge win he witnessed on TV when Tech upset Texas back in 2008 when he was just nine-years old.

"I jumped out of my seat when Graham Harrell found Michael Crabtree for the game-winning touchdown, not only causing mass hysteria at Jones (stadium), but at my house as well," said Anderson. "Our family celebrated just like every other Red Raider fan out there. It's when I knew I wanted to be a Red Raider."

3. Decorated lineman

The awards and accolades for his play on the field didn't stop in high school. Anderson was named a Freshman All-American by ESPN and USA Today in 2017 after starting all 13 games. He was named second team All-Big 12 as a sophomore and first team All-Big 12 in the shortened 2020 season as a redshirt junior.

Anderson also earned back-to-back first team All-Big 12 Academic honors as a Public Relations major.