Ex-Broncos RB C.J. Anderson Joins Cal’s Coaching Staff as a Volunteer

C.J. Anderson with the Broncos. Photo by Scott D Stivason/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Announcing his retirement from NFL last month, former Denver Broncos back C.J. Anderson said that he wants to pursue a coaching job. As it turns out, he didn’t have to wait for too long to get one.

Anderson’s alma mater Cal announced on Tuesday that Anderson joined the Golden Bears staff and will serve as a volunteer quality control coach on offense.

Anderson played two years of college football for California University (2012-2013), rushing for 1,135 yards and 12 touchdowns in 25 games.

“It feels good to come home,” said Anderson. “When I was playing here or in the NFL, I was too busy to notice a lot of the other things that are here. I take a look around and I see my jersey on the wall or some of the accomplishments I’ve earned. It’s nice to kind of give back to the Bears and keep the tradition going here, whether it’s getting back to winning here or putting the talent here into the NFL.”

C.J. Anderson went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft but landed a deal with Denver Broncos. He spent five years with the organization, helping Broncos to win Super Bowl 50 and earning one Pro Bowl appearance during that span.

Anderson later also played with Carolina Panthers, LA Rams, and Detroit Lions. He