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Dick Anderson Biography

Dick Anderson is president of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and is also one of the four founding members of the organization. He is president of Anderson Insurance Group, which he started in 1969, selling insurance to financial institutions and offering health indemnity policies and group health insurance.

Dick Anderson is most well-known for being a member of the 1972 "Perfect Season" 17-0 Miami Dolphins football team. A 10-year NFL veteran with the Dolphins, Dick Anderson was named to the Pro Bowl three times (1972-74). He was President of the NFL Players Association in 1976-77, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993, and named Walter Camp Foundation Man of the Year in 1994. The 1973 Defensive Player of the Year, he is one of only 16 players in NFL history to intercept four passes in one game. Anderson played in three Super Bowls, winning two of them.

As a college student, Anderson played football at the University of Colorado and was named to the Big 12 All-Century Team and as one of Colorado's Athletes of the Century by Sports Illustrated.

When his football career ended, Anderson successfully ran for the Florida Senate and served as a Florida State Senator from 1978-1982.

He acted as Chairman of the Board for the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee in 1989, the Celebrity Players Tour (1996-1997), and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis (1985-1994). Additionally, Anderson has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 1989.

During the last 30 years, Dick Anderson has been and is in the insurance, electronic, and cellular phone business. He was President of Sea Coast Appliance Distributors, the Florida RCA Distributor from 1982 to 1988, and President of Cellular Trading, a chain of Florida cellular retail stores from 1988 to 1996. Most recently, he acted as Senior Vice President and Director of Carrier Relations for Trac Fone Wireless, the leading prepaid cellular company in the nation. He still lives and works in Miami to this day.

Dick Anderson is a proud member of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and hopes to better our community through offering youth scholarships, encouraging the development of our Parks and Open Space Master Plan, and continuing our tradition of exceptional recreational services.

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