ORINDA -- Miramonte High football coach Jack Schram used a telling word to sum up Drew Anderson's senior year.

Unbelievable.

Indeed, it was a school year of exclamation points for Anderson, the Matadors' throwback three-sport star who was a first-team all-Diablo Foothill Athletic League selection in football, basketball and baseball.

He passed for 4,074 yards and 47 touchdowns.

He averaged 21.3 points and 10.3 rebounds.

He had a .414 batting average in his first year of organized baseball since the eighth grade.

Thus, Anderson has been selected as the Bay Area News Group East Bay Male Athlete of the Year.

Matadors' coaches watched Anderson's seasons unfold with knowing grins.

"He told us through the football season, 'I'm gonna play baseball. I'm gonna be a three-sport athlete," Schram said. "We told him that would be awesome. The way he got out there and helped the baseball team, he's had a great year. I sure hope a lot of kids would look up to him and follow in his footsteps."

The 6-foot-5 Anderson, nicknamed "Scoob" or "Scooby," is headed to San Diego State as a preferred walk-on in football. In an interesting twist, Anderson has a similar story to that of another ex-Miramonte three-sport star named Drew. That would be Drew Bennett, the Matadors current receivers coach.

Also 6-foot-5, Drew Bennett played as a walk-on quarterback/receiver at UCLA for none other than Bob Toledo, the current offensive coordinator at San Diego State.

Schram considered Anderson the top pure passer in Northern California, and seems mystified that Division I recruiters overlooked his late-blooming signal-caller.

"I thought I would get a little bit more attention," Anderson said. "I don't have a single offer. I think a part of that was I got hurt my junior year. ... A lot of people didn't see me so much until my senior year when they'd already found quarterbacks. Everything will work out. Walk-on or scholarship, I'm going to go down and compete."

His laid-back demeanor belying a fierce competitor, Anderson added 10 pounds of muscle during the football season, going from a slim 195 pounds to a more stout 205. Schram thinks San Diego State is getting a steal.

"He's going to continue to get bigger and stronger," Schram said. "With his ability to throw a football and to look downfield even while the pass rush is on ... I know guys in the NFL, starting quarterbacks in the NFL, who don't possess the ability to do that."

Anderson led the No. 3 seeded Matadors to back-to-back upset road wins in the North Coast Section Division II football playoffs. Miramonte upended No. 2 Clayton Valley 44-38 in the semifinals. They stunned No. 1 Casa Grande-Petaluma 41-28 in the championship game.

Anderson, a first-team all-East Bay selection, threw for 794 yards and eight touchdowns combined in the two wins, and was only sacked once while combatting two fierce and talented defenses. He was blessed with two 1,000-yard receivers, Will Fuller and Dominic Paoletti, in Schram's high-octane attack.

In basketball, Anderson averaged 34.5 points and 15 rebounds over the Matadors' five playoff games. He game highs of 34 points and 20 rebounds in the Matadors' 78-76 upset win over Burlingame in the Northern regional Division III quarterfinals

Basketball coach Drew McDonald said Anderson took a "giant step" forward after his junior season, showing steady improvement, especially offensively during a memorable postseason surge.

"He just got it going at the end and was pretty much unstoppable," McDonald said. "He had a fantastic finish to the season, and a great kid. Nice family. I'm super happy for him."

Matadors baseball coach Vince Dell'Aquila said baseball is one of the toughest sports to pick up four years later, as Anderson did.

"It takes a super athlete to be able to do that, and Drew is that," Dell'Aquila said. "It speaks volumes for all the kids that just play one sport. The great athletes play multiple sports."

Anderson said the Matadors' 18-inning, 4-3 win over Albany in the NCS Division III first round stands out as a season highlight. He was 2 for 7 with two RBIs in the marathon-game.

Anderson's basketball season overlapped into the baseball season. So Dell'Aquila simply bided his time until Anderson, an outfielder, could join the others and start crushing the ball.

"I'm willing to wait for a great athlete," Dell'Aquila said. "I'm willing to wait a month. They don't come around very often. I did the same thing with Drew Bennett."