Summit’s Jack Anderson signs with Western State football |

Summit’s Jack Anderson signs with Western State football

Tiger turned Mountaineer: On Feb. 3, Summit's Jack Anderson (middle, with mom Stacy and Tigers assistant coach Russ Arnold) signed a letter of intent to play football next season with Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. The 18-year-old senior captain led the Tigers in tackles and sacks his final year, with 10-plus tackles per game and three tackles per game throughout the season.
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FRISCO — Summit’s Jack Anderson is officially a Mountaineer.

On Feb. 3 — the national signing day for college athletic recruits — the 18-year-old, 230-pound defensive and offensive tackle signed with Western State Colorado University of Gunnison. He’ll begin practicing with the WSCU Mountaineers this summer under head coach Jas Bains.

Big Jack Anderson’s commitment comes after a ho-hum season for the Tigers. The team went 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the 4A Western Slope, including a so-close-you-can-taste-it loss to rivals Eagle Valley on homecoming, 10-0. It would have been Anderson’s first homecoming win. Through it all, he remained a passionate and vocal captain who regularly set an aggressive tone on the field, leading the team with 10-plus tackles and three sacks per game. Yes, per game.

Anderson joins the Mountaineers as a defensive tackle, but like all mountain-town players he has experience on both sides of the ball. He even took a few snaps at running back in the final home game against Rifle on Nov. 6, although chances are he won’t move to the backfield at WSCU.

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