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Pat Angerer
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Angerer preparing for a game against Denver in 2010.
No. 51     Indianapolis Colts
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-31) January 31, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Bettendorf, Iowa
High School: Bettendorf (IA)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63
Debuted in 2010 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News 2010 All Rookie Team
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     264
Sacks     2.0
Interceptions     1
Forced fumbles     4
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.[1] He chose the University of Iowa over Iowa State, Indiana and Northern Illinois.

College careerEdit

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.

For the 2009 season, Angerer was named to Butkus Award, Lombardi Award, and Bednarik Award watch lists. By November 2009, Angerer was named one of sixteen semifinalists for the Bednarik Award.[2]

Professional careerEdit

In the 2010 NFL Draft Pat Angerer was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the sixty-third overall pick.

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.

PersonalEdit

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.

Pat and Tavian Banks are currently the only former Bettendorf Bulldogs to be drafted into the NFL.

The Colts reunited him with fellow linebacker and former Hawkeye teammate A. J. Edds.

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