Bryan Anger
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Anger with California in 2010
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 31)
Camarillo, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Camarillo (CA)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2012 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Punt yards:25,494
Punt yard average:46.2
Inside 20:189
Player stats at

Bryan Corey Anger (born October 6, 1988) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

College careerEdit

Anger attended and played college football at California.[1] In four years with the Golden Bears, he totaled 255 punts for 11,094 net yards for a 43.5 average.[2]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Bryan Anger
Year School Conf Class Pos G Punts Yds Avg
2008 California Pac-10 FR P 13 71 3,063 43.1
2009 California Pac-10 SO P 13 69 2,861 41.5
2010 California Pac-10 JR P 12 62 2,825 45.6
2011 California Pac-12 SR P 13 53 2,345 44.2
Career California 255 11,094 43.5

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

Anger was selected in the third round, 70th overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft, becoming the highest drafted punter since Todd Sauerbrun was drafted 56th overall in 1995,[3][4][5] and the first punter drafted by the Jaguars since 2007. A day later on April 29, the Jaguars cut punters Nick Harris and Spencer Lanning. Like Anger, Harris also played collegiately at California.[6]

Following his rookie year, he was named to All-Rookie teams by CBS Sports, ESPN, Pro Football Weekly and many other media outlets.[7][8][9] Anger also received a vote for the 2012 All-Pro Team as voted on by the Associated Press.[10]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edit

On March 22, 2016, Anger signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[11] Anger won the starting punting job after the team released Jake Schum.

On December 31, 2016, Anger signed a five-year, $17 million contract extension with the Buccaneers through the 2021 season.[12][13] In the 2018 season, Anger had 57 punts for 2,567 for a 45.04 average.[14]

On March 13, 2019, Anger was released by the Buccaneers.[15]

Houston Texans Edit

On July 23, 2019, Anger signed with the Houston Texans. [16] On August 30, 2019, Anger was released. [17]

Personal lifeEdit

Shortly after Anger was selected by the Jaguars, NFL Network host Rich Eisen exclaimed that "Punters are people too!". Eisen had Anger as a guest on his podcast and presented him with a shirt containing that exclamation.[18] Nevertheless, the Jaguars have received much criticism from fans and football experts for drafting a punter ahead of future Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson, although the Jaguars publicly said that they never considered drafting Wilson due to having 2011 first-round pick Blaine Gabbert.[19][20]

Due to his powerful leg, Anger's Jacksonville teammates gave him the nickname Banger.[21]


  1. "Bryan Anger College Stats" (in en).
  2. "Bryan Anger Career Game Log" (in en).
  3. "Jaguars pick punter – in third round of NFL draft". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  4. "Jaguars take punter Bryan Anger in third round". April 27, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  5. "Jaguars make Cal's Anger highest drafted punter since 1995 - NFL - -". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  6. "Jacksonville Jaguars' punting job is all Bryan Anger's". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  7. "PFW/PFWA 2012 All-Rookie team". Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  8. "Andrew Luck, Matt Kalil, Luke Kuechly among top rookies in 2012 – NFL". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  9. Katzowitz, Josh. "Grading the rookies: All-rookie team". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  10. "All-Pro Team headlined by Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt". January 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  11. "Bucs Agree to Terms with P Bryan Anger".
  12. "Anger Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension". December 31, 2016.
  13. Bergman, Jeremy (December 31, 2016). "Bucs sign punter Bryan Anger to 5-year extension".
  14. "Bryan Anger 2018 Game Log" (in en).
  15. Smith, Scott (March 13, 2019). "Bucs Release Punter Bryan Anger".
  16. Wilson, Aaron (July 23, 2019). "Texans sign punter Bryan Anger, cut Drew Lewis".
  17. "Texans roster cuts: Bryan Anger, Javier Edwards, Josh Ferguson". August 30, 2019.
  18. "PUNTERS ARE PEOPLE TOO!! – from The Rich Eisen Podcast «Rich Eisen – NFL Network Rich Eisen – NFL Network". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  19. "Jaguars never considered drafting Russell Wilson". April 14, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  20. "The Jacksonville Jaguars summed up in one sign | For The Win". September 23, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  21. "Jacksonville Jaguars tweets | GM Dave Caldwell said the team doesnt know if suspended WR Justin Blackmon has applied for reinstatement". December 28, 2014. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

External linksEdit

Template:NFL punting yards leaders

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