CJ Anderson’s girlfriend Raquel Torres was probably the best player on her high school basketball team. I watched a relatively long video of her highlights on Youtube, and she could definitely shoot the lights out. She consistently made big plays on the court and seemed really popular in another video where the seniors of her high school basketball team were honored.
CJ Anderon’s girlfriend Raquel was able to maintain a 3.7 GPA in high school and was supporting CJ through his difficult transition into the NFL. That transition included not being drafted in all seven rounds of the NFL draft. He was later called by the Broncos and asked about his skills and determination. He then was able to make the team, and now he’s a real player. Raquel said of that time, “He spent a lot of time that day with his brothers, who have always been there for him. I just told him what I tell him all the time– that there is the hard way and an easy way, and it’s always been the hard way for him. Why should he expect anything different now?” I suppose those are wise words because they help to correct an aspiring pro’s perspective.
At one point Raquel got a call from CJ, and he was crying and saying that there was no way the Broncos would keep him to make the final roster because he was injured and had to remain on the sidelines. Torres is still with him and was in the crowd during Super Bowl XLVIII (why do we still use the Roman numerals for this?) when the Seahawks annihilated the Broncos. I’m not even sure Anderson played in that game, but he’s been hanging around the NFL long enough to actually have played in 11 games and gotten 536 yards for himself with an average of 5.5 yards per attempt. Raquel has always respected his drive, but now he’s a legit running back force, and she’s rooting for him to go all the way once again.