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Otis Anderson Announces He’s Returning for His Senior Season

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Anderson comes off his first season of 1,000+ total yards

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 23 Gasparilla Bowl - UCF v Marshall Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UCF Knights RB/WR Otis Anderson gave Knight fans a late Christmas present on Thursday, announcing via Twitter that he will return for his senior season:

Anderson had been contemplating his future since the Knights’ bowl win over Marshall on Monday. His decision to return is a big boost to UCF’s offense, which will be without Gabe Davis (who is leaving early) and Adrian Killins in 2020.

The junior from University Christian in Jacksonville is coming off his most productive season at UCF, with 1,091 total yards from scrimmage on 144 total touches.

Otis Anderson - Career Stats from Scrimmage

Season Gms Rush Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Touches Yds Avg TDs
Season Gms Rush Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Touches Yds Avg TDs
2017 12 69 494 7.2 4 30 351 11.7 3 99 845 8.5 7
2018 12 51 275 5.4 4 16 230 14.4 3 67 505 7.5 7
2019 13 113 726 6.4 5 31 365 11.8 3 144 1091 7.6 8
Career 37 233 1495 6.4 13 77 946 12.3 9 310 2441 7.9 22
Data: SportsReference.com

Anderson has also been a key performer on special teams the last two seasons, returning 36 punts for a 12.6-yard average, and scoring a TD against Pitt.

His return gives Dillon Gabriel and the UCF offense another key weapon in 2020, along with Tre Nixon, Marlon Williams, Bentavious Thompson and Greg McCrae.