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Murfreesboro man who lost life rescuing boys honored

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Murfreesboro city officials plan to honor a man who saved two boys more than 20 years ago.

They're renaming Community Circle in the Kimbro Woods subdivision in honor of Jerry Anderson.

On May 27, 1989, Anderson rescued the boys from a flooded dam — but the former NFL player lost his life in the process.

Anderson was a member of the University of Oklahoma's championship team in 1975. He also played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals.

About six months after Anderson's death, the local NAACP chapter named an award in his honor.

The Jerry Anderson Hero and Humanitarian Awards are awarded each January to someone in the community.