(STATS) - The most explosive offense in the Patriot League last season figures to be even stronger in 2017 with the return of Fordham quarterback Kevin Anderson for a fifth season of eligibility.
While there is no redshirting in the Patriot League, Anderson is eligible for an exception under league and school rules. He sat out his freshman season at Marshall in 2013 while recovering from a broken collarbone suffered as a high school senior in Boca Raton, Florida.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Anderson transferred to Fordham in 2014 and spent his first season as the backup to former Patriot League offensive player of the year Michael Nebrich. As the starter the last two seasons, Anderson has completed 413 of 635 passes (65 percent) for 5,580 yards and 57 touchdowns against only 13 interceptions.
Fordham also will return senior running back Chase Edmonds, who has rushed for 5,104 yards and scored 66 touchdowns in his FCS All-America career.
The Rams led the Patriot League in yards per game (498.2) and points per game (40.1) while finishing with an 8-3 record last season.
They will open the season Sept. 1 at Army West Point. In Anderson's first start two years ago, Fordham beat the Black Knights 37-35.