Born on June 14, 1977, in Forest, Mississippi, United States, Rashard T. Anderson was an American football cornerback who played two seasons in the National Football League.
He played for the Carolina Panthers from 2000 to 2001.
Anderson made his NFL debut with the Panthers on September 3, 2000, at the age of 23, in a 20–17 loss against the Washington Redskins.
In his first NFL season, Anderson appeared in 12 games and recorded 21 tackles. He ended the 2001 season with 47 tackles and his only career interception in 15 games.
He also finished second in the NFL in fumble return yards (97) after Brian Urlacher and was tied for the most fumble return touchdowns.
Anderson was suspended for a year by the NFL on May 23, 2002, for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension was extended for the 2003 season after he failed to meet the requirements for reinstatement.
He was ultimately reinstated by the NFL following the 2003 season, and the Panthers immediately released him.
Anderson subsequently signed a contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in May 2005.
However, he was released the following month when the Stampeders cut their roster to the 40-player regular-season limit.
Rashard Anderson Health: What Illness Did Rashard Anderson Have?
Anderson passed away on July 13, 2022, at the age of 45.
He was not known to be suffering from any illness, as his cause of death remains unknown at the moment.