2. Ben Anderson, UAPB (2011-2014)
Ben Anderson didn’t play football at Southern, Grambling, or Jackson State and for that reason, many may not remember the impact that he had on the conference. He was named SWAC Freshman of The Year with 1,876 yards passing and 10 touchdowns despite not becoming a starter until the fourth game of the season in 2011. Anderson would follow that up with 2,346 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore during a season that he would help lead the Golden Lions to their first SWAC Championship.
The team took a step back during his junior season, but Ben Anderson was Mr. Reliable with 2,787 yards passing and 19 passing touchdowns despite many of the key players from the previous year being ineligible. Anderson also added 824 yards on the ground and another 9 rushing touchdowns.
His senior season saw Anderson pass for 2,245 yards and 15 touchdowns and added 809 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Anderson finished his career at UAPB ranked sixth all-time in the conference’s passing charts, headed by greats such as Steve McNair, Willie Totten and Bruce Eugene. During his collegiate career at UAPB a few of Anderson was selected by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as 2014 SWAC Preseason Team, was twice voted as the SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the year and he was named Offensive MVP of the 2012 Toyota SWAC Football Championship.
Anderson finished his career with 11,109 total offensive yards and became one of a few players in SWAC history to eclipse the 10,000 yard mark.