Tight Ends

Gerry Anderson

An outstanding Tight End (voted the top TE to play in the UK on our "Greatest" polls), he moved to play Defensive End for a number of years for the London Olympians and continued to play at the highest level through to 2000 where he helped the O's win another title. 

Anderson started his career with the Streatham Olympians in 1984, and competed in the first British championship (Summerbowl I) in 1985. He scored a TD in the Olympians 20-12 Budweiser Bowl I defeat to the London Ravens in 1986

He total he won 7 national title, represented the GB Lions in their 1991 European Championship winning side and played for the London Monarchs for a number of seasons. Currently a NFL Development Officer for the UK.

Darren Cooper

Cooper played in a golden age of Tight Ends in this country, and indeed for the London Olympians. For a period the O’s possessed the top 3 TE’s in the country – Gerry Anderson, Adam Earle and Cooper.

Cooper started at the Tiptree Titans in the early 1990s winning a couple of titles, and his talent was spotted by the O’s whom he moved to. He picked up a number of national titles with the O’s in the mid to late 90s and also represented the Lions from 1995 to 1998.

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