One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games... tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force at the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl... started four games at left guard midway through the season... earned starts against C-USA rivals Tulane, SMU, Southern Miss and Tulsa... made his first career start at left guard at C-USA rival Tulane... member of offensive front that posted 563.4 yards of total offense and 433.7 passing yards to lead the nation in both categories... offense recorded at least 390 yards of total offense in 13 games, at least 500 yards in 11 games and at least 600 yards in five games... helped lead Cougars to season-high 750 yards of total offense against C-USA rival Southern Miss.
Appeared in three games on the offensive line against Southern and Conference USA rivals Tulsa and Tulane... member of offensive front that has piled up more than 41.0 points and 560 yards of total offense per game... helped offense record nine games with more than 500 yards of total offense, six games with more than 600 yards and one 700-yard game against C-USA rival UTEP... opened holes for rushing attack that racked up more than 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Made his collegiate debut at Conference USA rival UAB... also competed in the final three games against C-USA rival Marshall and Texas Southern and during the Texas Bowl against TCU... member of offensive front that compiled more than 500 yards and more than 34 points per game.
Sat out as a redshirt.
SOUTH ANCHORAGE HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at South Anchorage High School in Alaska... helped lead team to a 6-4 record as a senior... named Second-Team All-Conference and was a an all-tournament selection at center... also finished third in state in wrestling.
Full name is Jaryd Ashton Anderson... born July 10, 1988, in Mesa, Ariz... son of Scott and Cindy Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska... enjoys going to movies in his spare time... nicknamed "Alaska"... majoring in kinesiology.