Angerer, Coach Ferentz Make Semi-final Lists

Nov. 5, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA – Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer has been named a semi-finalist for the 2009 Chuck Bednarik Award and Coach Kirk Ferentz a semi-finalist for the George Munger College Coach of the Year Award. The Bednarik Award goes to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player. The semi-finalists were announced by the Maxwell Football Club of America.

Angerer, a 6-1, 235-pound senior from Bettendorf is Iowa’s leading tackler this season with 89 stops and an interception. He has already been named to’s mid-season all-America team. Earlier this season he was named Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Penn State. He was also named to this year’s Butkus and Lott Trophy Award watch lists.

Ferentz was national Coach of the Year following the 2002 season. His Hawkeye teams have won 13 straight games and are currently ranked fourth in the BCS standings.

Iowa will take its unbeaten (9-0) record against Northwestern Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. The game is sold out.

Semifinalists for the 15th Chuck Bednarik Award
Angerer, Pat, University of Iowa, LB, SR
Berry, Eric, University of Tennessee, DB, JR
Bowman, Navorro, Penn State University, LB, JR
Cody, Terrence, University of Alabama, DL, SR
Curran, Rennie, University of Georgia, LB, JR
Hughes, Jerry, Texas Christian University, DL, SR
Jones, Greg, Michigan State University, LB, JR
Mays, Taylor, University of Southern California, DB, SR
McClain, Rolando, University of Alabama, LB, JR
McCoy, Gerald, University of Oklahoma, DL, SR
Miller, Von, Texas A&M, DL, JR
Norwood, Eric, University of South Carolina, LB, SR
Price, Brian, UCLA, DL, JR
Schofield, O’Brien, University of Wisconsin, DL, SR
Spikes, Brandon, University of Florida, LB, SR
Suh, Ndamukong, University of Nebraska, DL, SR

Semifinalists for the 21st George Munger Award
Mack Brown, University of Texas
Kirk Ferentz, University of Iowa
Al Golden, Temple University
Paul Johnston, Georgia Tech
Brian Kelly, University of Cincinnati
Chip Kelly, University of Oregon
Urban Meyer, University of Florida
Joseph Paterno, Penn State University
Gary Patterson, Texas Christian University
Chris Petersen, Boise State University
Nick Saban, University of Alabama
Randy Shannon, University of Miami
Mike Stoops, University of Arizona
Kevin Sumlin, University of Houston
Dave Wannstedt, University of Pittsburgh