Jamal Sharif Anderson (born September 30, 1972 in East Orange, New Jersey) is a former running back in the National Football League, with the Atlanta Falcons. He played eight seasons with the Falcons, amassing 5,336 rushing yards, 156 receptions for 1,645 yards, and 41 touchdowns before he suffered what became a career-ending tear of his ACL in 2001. His best season came in 1998 when he carried the ball an NFL single-season record 410 times (surpassed by Larry Johnson in 2006) for 1,846 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was just 162 yards away from league leader and NFL MVP Terrell Davis for rushing champion. All of his efforts helped lift the 14-2 Falcons to the Super Bowl before losing to the Denver Broncos led by John Elway and league MVP Terrell Davis. He rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons playoff win against the San Francisco 49ers, and 96 yards in the Super Bowl.