Carlton Anderson ’56 Inducted 1990

Baseball and Football

Carlton   Anderson

When one remembers the great Gustie tackles from the 1940s and 195Os, names like Cal Roberts, Vic Pederson, Gerry Cady, Chuck Hardt, Don Swanson, Larry Baker and Carlton Anderson come to mind. Known as "Ozzie" to his friends on campus, Anderson played football from 1952-55 under Coach Lloyd Hollingsworth. During that period, Gustavus tied for a pair of conference championships before winning the MIAC title outright in the 1954 and 1955 seasons. In his senior year Anderson was named to the all-MIAC squad and was an honorable mention pick to the Little All-America Team.
Not one to let his spring season go unused, Anderson was a four year letterwinner as a member of the Gustie baseball team. After his first teaching and coaching assignment in Springfield, MN, Anderson and his family moved to Park Rapids. His 1986 baseball team from that community was the runner-up in the Class A state baseball tournament.
The Anderson family members are all Gusties. Carlton's wife, Anita '59) was St. Lucia, while their three children, Laura ('86), Lynn, ('88) and Paul ('90) are Gustavus Choir alumni. Paul continued the family's athletic tradition as a three-year baseball letterman.