Patience has paid off for former George Ranch High School running back Darius “Jet” Anderson.
Anderson spent the entirety of the 2020 NFL regular season on the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad.
The former Longhorn and TCU running back was elevated to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement for Jordan Wilkins.
Unfortunately, Anderson did not see a carry, but it was also announced that he had signed a reserve/future contract over the weekend with the Colts.
A reserve/future contract keeps a player under control through the new league year and counts toward a team’s salary cap and 90-man roster limit for offseason activities and training camp.
Anderson joins Kingsley Keke as the only two George Ranch football players to reach an active roster in the NFL.
Keke and the Green Bay Packers will play the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs’ divisional round.
The wild-card round of the playoffs saw plenty of other successes for Fort Bend area players.
Former Travis wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. had three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Washington Football Team’s 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Linebacker Craig Robertson, a Stafford product, was on the field for 75% of the New Orleans defensive snaps in the Saints’ 21-9 win over the Chicago Bears.
The Saints will play the Buccaneers in Round 2.
Austin High School great Jerry Hughes had two tackles and one tackle for loss in the Buffalo Bills’ 27-24 win over the Colts.
The Bills will play the Ravens in Divisional Round.
Hightower product Matthew Adams was on the other end with Indianapolis; he was on the field for 85% of the defensive snaps.
Bush star Olasunkanmi Adeniyi had one tackle in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns.