Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Note: Despite having one more season of eligibility, decided to make 2012 his final football season at WCU.
2012 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 10 of the team's 11 games, making his first career start at Marshall in the second week of the season ... Finished the year with 10 total tackles including five solo stops ... Recorded a career-best five tackles in the start at Marshall ... Finished with two tackles at Alabama ... Credited with two passes defended.
2011 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in four games, all as a reserve on defense and on special teams ... Three of the games he played in came on the road ... Finished with two tackles on the season coming in the road game against archrival Appalachian State, matching his individual game career-best.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 of the 11 games as a reserve in the defensive secondary and on special teams ... Recorded six tackles on the year including one solo stop and one tackle for loss ... Posted a career-high two tackles against Samford ... Matched his career-best two tackles against Georgia Southern including his first career tackle for a loss of 13 yards.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western: Played one season for head coach Brian Conn at Baker HS ... Was named All News-Press, All-Area and first team All-Lee County Athletic Conference ... He was additionally selected to the third team All-State ... Finished his senior season with 34 total hits, including 33 solo tackles, six pass deflections and four interceptions ... Set a school record with three fumbles returned for touchdowns during his senior season, including a 74-yard return for the longest ever in program ... Is the first student-athlete in Baker HS history to sign a four-year athletic scholarship to a Division I school.
Personal: Full name is Michael Lee Anderson ... Is the son of Michael Anderson, Sr., and Vanessa Alexander ... Has eight siblings.