Deontay Anderson

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Deontay Anderson
No. 9 – Vegas Vipers
Position:Strong safety
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-11) November 11, 1997 (age 26)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Manvel
(Manvel, Texas)
College:Ole Miss (2016–2017)
Houston (2018–2021)
Career history
  • Vegas Vipers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-XFL (2023)

Deontay Anderson (born November 11, 1997) is an American football strong safety for the Vegas Vipers of the XFL. He played college football for the Ole Miss Rebels and the Houston Cougars.

College career

Ole Miss

After being ranked as the No. 1 safety in the class of 2016, Anderson committed to Ole Miss. During his true freshman season in 2016, Anderson played in 11 games, recording a total of 32 tackles and an interception.[1]

Anderson did not play in 2017 and redshirted.[2]


Anderson transferred to Houston in 2018 where played in 13 games, recording 72 tackles, one interception, six pass deflections, four tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.[2]

In 2019, Anderson played in 11 games recording 48 tackles and a forced fumble, nine pass deflections, and 1.5 tackles for loss.[2]

In 2020, Anderson played in six games, recording 26 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and three pass deflections.[2]

In 2021, Anderson switched from safety to linebacker. He played in 11 games, recording 55 tackles, four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble.[2]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, Anderson was selected by the Vegas Vipers of the XFL on November 15, 2023.[3] Anderson finished the season playing in 10 games recording 52 tackles, nine pass deflections and an interception. Anderson was also selected to the All-XFL team.[4]

Personal life

Anderson is the son of Michael and Hava Anderson. His father played for the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League, while his uncle Greg "Cadillac" Anderson played 11 seasons in the NBA.[2]


  1. "Deontay Anderson College Stats, School, Draft, Gamelog, Splits". College Football at Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Deontay Anderson - Football". University of Houston Athletics. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  3. Parks, Greg (2022-11-23). "XFL Vegas Vipers Draft Selections Recap". XFL News and Discussion. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  4. "Anderson, Taumoepenu Earn 2023 All-XFL Honors". OurSports Central. 2023-05-08. Retrieved 2023-06-08.

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