Hall of Fame Inductee:
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 Cardinals. Anders has been a teacher and has coached girls basketball, football, and track at QHS since 1979. Courtesy of Blue Devils Hall of Fame.