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Colt Anderson

Special Teams Coordinator


Colt Anderson arrives in Tennessee with four years (2020-23) of NFL coaching experience following a nine-year NFL playing career (2009-17). He spent the past four seasons as an Assistant Special Teams coach with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served on the same staff as current Titans head coach Brian Callahan.

The 2023 Bengals special teams units ranked in the NFL's top 10 in several categories: 10th in punt return average (10.2 yards per return), eighth in opponent punt return average (7.0 yards per return), second in opponent kickoff return average (17.0) and fifth in opponent net punting average (40.2 yards per punt).

Additionally, the 2023 Bengals relied on a core of young special team standouts for significant contributions. Fourth-round pick Charlie Jones was eighth among all qualifiers and second among qualifying rookies with a 10.8-yard punt return average. Sixth-round punter Brad Robbins appeared in all 17 games and placed second among rookies with a 40.3-yard net average. Meanwhile, third-year kicker Evan McPherson made 26 of 31 field goals and all 40 extra point attempts. His 83.9 career percentage on field goals (78 of 93) ranks third in franchise history behind Shayne Graham (86.8) and Randy Bullock (84.9).

In 2021, Anderson was on the staff that guided McPherson to a PFWA All-Rookie campaign. The rookie kicker led the league with nine field goals of 50 or more yards, while also ranking seventh in made PATs (46) and 11th in points scored (130). In the team's postseason run to Super Bowl LVI, McPherson was a perfect 20-for-20 on placekicks—14 field goals and six extra points—setting a record for the most attempts without a miss in a single postseason in NFL history.

As a player, Anderson was a safety and core special teams performer during his time with the Minnesota Vikings (2009-10), Philadelphia Eagles (2010-13), Indianapolis Colts (2014-15) and Buffalo Bills (2016-17). In 84 career games (seven starts), he totaled 109 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles on defense, along with 58 tackles on special teams. He entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Vikings in 2009.

After his NFL playing career, Anderson spent one season (2019) as a volunteer coach at his alma mater, Butte (Mont.) High School.

At the University of Montana, Anderson was originally a walk-on safety but finished his collegiate career as a four-time All-Big Sky performer—three times as a safety and once as a special teams player. As a senior in 2008, he set a school record with 129 tackles.