Ryder Anderson is an American football defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss and Indiana. Anderson was born in Katy, Texas, and played at Katy High School as a defensive lineman.
On November 28, 2016, Anderson committed to Ole Miss. At Ole Miss, Anderson had 98 tackles, 15 for a loss, 9.5 sacks, one pass defended, one fumble recovered, and one forced fumble. On January 4, 2021, Anderson entered the college football transfer portal. Four days later, he transferred to Indiana.
At Indiana, he had 47 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Overall in his college career, he had 147 total tackles, 22.5 total tackles for loss, 9.5 total sacks, one defended pass, one recovered fumble, and two total forced fumbles. After the 2021 season, Anderson declared for the 2022 NFL draft.
Anderson went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. He signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2022. He was waived on August 30, 2022, and signed to the practice squad the next day. Anderson was elevated from the practice squad for Week 6 and Week 7 games against the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ryder Anderson signed a 1 year, $965,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including an average annual salary of $965,000. In 2022, Anderson will earn a base salary of $965,000, while carrying a cap hit of $750,556.