Hall of Fame Inductee - Kerry Anders
Anders, a 1972 graduate, was one of the most versatile athletes in
school history. He participated in five sports at QHS - football, track,
baseball, basketball and rifle - and lettered in four. He also played
soccer as a youth, but that was before the Blue Devils fielded a team.
He was named to the Chicago Daily News all-state team as a senior
after amassing 1, 155 all-purpose yards on pass receptions (254), rushes
(265), kickoff returns (441, including two touchdowns), punt returns
(83), passing (62) and interception returns (50).
Anders represented Quincy at the state track meet as a member of the
440-yard relay team as a freshman, was the starting shortstop on the
1971 baseball team that reached the state tournament, and lettered on
the 1972 rifle team.
He helped Missouri Southern State College win the 1972 NAIA football
championship, running 51 yards for the winning touchdown against
Northwestern (Iowa) in the championship game. Anders finished his
college career as Missouri Southern's all-time leader in receiving
yardage (1,676) and touchdowns (17). He was honorable mention
All-American in 1975 and was named the Distinguished Senior Alumnus for
1975-76. He twice reached the final cut with the NFL's St. Louis
Anders has been a teacher and has coached girls basketball, football, and track at QHS since 1979.
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