Former Clemson quarterback Randy Anderson died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.

Anderson, 46, played for the Tigers from 1984-87. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, in 2006.

While undergoing treatments, Anderson founded By His Stripes Ministry, a sports-centered Christian outreach project, and remained active in the ministry until his death. Anderson was back on Clemson's campus last April when he participated in the annual alumni Son's Game prior to the Tigers' Orange-White spring game.

Anderson is survived by his wife, Angelia, and daughter, Savannah.

Anderson, a graduate of Broome High School in Spartanburg, was the starting quarterback for the first four games of the 1985 season. He was the backup to Rodney Williams on Clemson's ACC championship team of 1986.

He missed most of the 1987 season with a back injury, but did play in the win over Penn State in the 1988 Citrus Bowl.

For his career, Anderson completed 76 of 145 passes for 866 yards and three TDs.

Funeral arrangements are pending.