Taz Anderson, American football player, Died at 77

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Tazwell Leigh “Taz” Anderson Jr. was born on November 15, 1938, and died on September 26, 2016.

He was an American football player.

Taz played for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team and professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons.

At Georgia Tech, Anderson was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

During 2005, Taz was elected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

When his professional sports career ended, Anderson became an Atlanta-area realtor, and owns TazMedia and Taz Anderson Realty.

Anderson helped create the Centennial Tower (a large olympic flame commemorating the 1996 Summer Olympics) next to The Varsity.

Anderson was also deeply involved with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association; for ten years, he was a trustee, and “has been member of or chair of every major project for the Tech Athletic Association for the past 30 years.”

Taz organized and served as developer of the 1985 renovation of Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Taz Anderson passed away at 77 years old.