Former New York Giants standout Ottis "OJ" Anderson the special guest at Misericordia University's "VIP All Access" football kick-off celebration, at The Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Misericordia will begin its first season of varsity football competition in the MAC, September 1 at Gettysburg and will host its first home game against Widener, September 15.
"We're excited about the upcoming football season," said David Martin, Misericordia's director of athletics. "This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Misericordia football program and meet one of the best running backs in the history of the NFL."
Anderson, a 14-year NFL veteran, Anderson was a first round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals and was the 1979 NFL Rookie of the Year when he rushed for a career-high 1,605 yards. He went on to help the New York Giants to a pair of Super Bowl victories and earned MVP honors in a win over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. He is one of just 26 players to rush for more than 10,000 career yards in the NFL.