Bret Anderson is a former BC Lions placekicker and slotback and 10-year CFL vet from Port Coquitlam, BC. Anderson born May 23, 1975, played his entire career with the Leos and was drafted in the 4th round (25th overall) by BC in the 1997 CFL Draft. He was an integral part of the team’s 2000 Grey Cup win. The Simon Fraser University alum was a versatile backup receiver as well as a kicker, totalling 66 catches and four touchdowns from 2001 to 2003. He played in only five games in 2004 before leaving to become a firefighter with the Port Coquitlam Fire Department full time.
Anderson rejoined the Lions in 2005, but he remained with the fire department throughout the football season. Anderson stayed with Lions until 2009 before he retired, but the Leos asked him back on October 5th of that year to share kickoff duties with Paul McCallum. He retired for the final time following the 2009 season. The veteran played in 176 games for the Leos totalling 93 receptions for 1,137 yards and five TDs.