|No. 58, 57, 50|
|Date of birth:December 5, 1958|
|Place of birth: Cedar Falls, Iowa|
|NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 6 / Pick: 143|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* St. Louis Cardinals ( 1981)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dave Ahrens (born 1958) is a former American Football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. The Cedar Falls, Iowa native played college football at the University of Wisconsin.
Ahrens played high school at Oregon High School in Oregon, Wisconsin, where he played fullback and linebacker and was named All-State by the Associated Press his senior year. Ahrens started out at the University of Wisconsin playing fullback but switched to linebacker and was captain and Team MVP of the 1980 Wisconsin Badgers football team.
St. Louis Cardinals
Ahrens was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round (143rd overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft. He recorded his only interception his rookie year, which was returned for a touchdown. Ahrens played in all the games and started ten his rookie season, but his playing time diminished and after four years he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a tenth-round pick in the 1986 NFL Draft.
Ahrens was traded to the Indianapolis Colts before the 1985 season. He did not start a single game in 1985 but had arguably his best NFL season in 1986, starting ten games, and registering two quarterback sacks,one of them helping the Colts secure their first win of the year late in the season against the Atlanta Falcons.
Ahrens signed with the Seattle Seahawks in free agency before the 1990 season. He was cut during final cuts only to be re-signed by the team. Ahrens was placed on injured reserve following a broken leg against the Denver Broncos late in the season.
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