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Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Benjamin Anderson, who helped lead the Golden Lions to the 2012 SWAC championship, has died, the school announced.

“On the behalf of the entire University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff community and Department of Athletics we are heartbroken at the loss of Benjamin,” said UAPB Director of Athletics Chris Robinson. “He represented the student-athlete idea at UAPB and our deepest sympathies go to Ben’s family and loved ones.”

A native of Little Rock, Anderson will be remembered during his time at UAPB, as a gifted athlete, a diligent student, and a tremendous teammate.

Anderson, a 2010 graduate of Little Rock Parkview, was a four-year starter and letterman for the Golden Lions, where he set and broke all UAPB passing records.

His hard work and dedication earned him 2011 SWAC Offensive Freshman of the Year, 2012 SWAC and HBCU National Champion, 2012 SWAC Football Championship MVP, and two-time SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

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He graduated from UAPB in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies.

After college, Anderson played three years of professional football in Japan (1 season in Tokyo, and two in Osaka). He was named XLeague MVP and finished his professional career 23-7.

Anderson founded QBREEZE Training LLC. in 2020, where he built his brand in Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee area.

Anderson tallied 11,442 career yards of total offense and 86 touchdowns, a school record. He was UAPB’s first four-year starter at quarterback in more than three decades.

Courtesy: UAPB Athletics 


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