LINDSBORG—Swedes football passing game coordinator, Clarence Anderson, has been selected for induction into the Kansas Pro Indoor Football Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Anderson spent three seasons (2015, 2016, 2017) with the Wichita Force of the Champions Indoor Football League.
"I am very honored to be inducted into the Kansas Pro Indoor Football Hall of Fame," Anderson said. "This would not have been possible without my great teammates and coaches. My experience was amazing thanks to the family and the fans who always supported the team. The greatest part of it all is my family was able to watch us win a championship in 2016."
Anderson appeared in 36 games for the Force. He had 151 receptions for 1,712 yards and 37 receiving touchdowns. As a kick returner, he had 101 attempts for 2,006 yards, averaged 19.9 yards per return, and had four touchdowns. Anderson also excelled as a punt returner, finishing with eight returns for 378 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 120.4 all-purpose yards per game for the Force.
Anderson was a four-year letterman on the football field at fellow KCAC school, Ottawa University. He was a two-time NAIA AFCA All-American, and a three-time First Team All-KCAC selection. Anderson finished his four-year career at OU with 4,329 receiving yards, 635 punt return yards, 1,762 kick return yards, and 73 yards rushing. He had 279 career receptions, averaged 15.5 yards per reception, 111 receiving yards per game, and had 49 receiving touchdowns.
Anderson made his mark in the OU career record book. He is ranked in the top 10 in kickoff return attempts, kickoff return yards, kick returns for a touchdown, punt return attempts, points in a career, touchdowns, receiving touchdowns, receiving yards, and all-purpose yards.
A multifaceted athlete, Anderson also made his mark at Ottawa on the track. He is a two-time NAIA All-American, earning the honor as part of the 4x100M Relay team and in the 200M. He holds school records in the 100M (10.45), 200M (21.00), 400M (47.1), and was part of the 4x100M school record relay team (40.75). Anderson was a 13-time KCAC Champion, 10 in outdoor and three in indoor and he was an All-KCAC performer 15 times.
Anderson played football overseas in Poland, and played for the Wichita Force of the CIF before retiring in the spring of 2017. After spending two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Ottawa University, Anderson is now the passing game coordinator at Bethany College.
Anderson's induction will take place on Saturday, June 9 at 3:35 p.m. prior to the Wichita Force football game at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita.