Angerer preparing for a game against Denver in 2010.
|No. 51 Indianapolis Colts|
|Date of birth:January 31, 1987|
|Place of birth: Bettendorf, Iowa|
|High School: Bettendorf (IA)|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Indianapolis Colts|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Patrick Aaron "Pat" Angerer (born January 31, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted as the 63rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
High school careerEdit
Angerer attended Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf Iowa, where he recorded career totals of 344 tackles, including 63 tackles for loss, 17 quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles and one interception while playing middle linebacker. A team captain as a senior, he holds school records for tackles in a game (25), season (197) and career (344). Angerer earned first team all-state honors as a senior and junior.
Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Angerer was listed as the No. 26 inside linebacker prospect in the nation. He chose the University of Iowa over Iowa State, Indiana and Northern Illinois.
After redshirting his initial year at Iowa, Angerer saw limited action as third team weak side linebacker in his freshman season, and second team weak side linebacker in his injury-filled sophomore season.
Working through mononucleosis, as well as hamstring, groin and shoulder injuries, Angerer finally made the starting lineup in 2008. Occupying the middle linebacker spot, he led the Hawkeyes in tackles with 107 stops, including 45 solo tackles and 62 assists, and also had five interceptions. Angerer subsequently earned Second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2008.
Angerer finished the 2010 preseason with 36 tackles and 2 sacks. He started the season backing Gary Brackett at MLB. Angerer made his first career start during week 6 against Washington Redskins in place of an injured Brackett. Angerer had an impressive game with 11 tackles, a sack and 2 passes defended.
In 2011, Angerer was the starting middle linebacker for all 16 regular season games and he led the Colts in tackles with 148.
Angerer is the son of Mary and Cliff Angerer. He has three older brothers and 1 older sister. Angerer proposed to his high school sweetheart, Mary Beth Porter, after the Orange Bowl victory. They were married on July 10, 2010, in Bettendorf, IA.
The Colts reunited him with fellow linebacker and former Hawkeye teammate A. J. Edds.