Dec. 11, 2009
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IOWA CITY, Iowa –University of Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer and offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga have been named to the 2009 Walter Camp all-America team. Both Hawkeyes were named to the second unit of the prestigious all-America team.
Angerer, a 6-1, 235-pound senior from Bettendorf, IA was easily Iowa’s leading tackler for the second straight year. He totaled 135 tackles (second best was Tyler Sash’s 84) to finish second among Big Ten defenders. He was a first team all-Big Ten pick by the coaches and media and was a finalist for the prestigious Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Year award. Angerer has 248 career tackles to rank 12th on Iowa’s all-time list. All but six of his career tackles came in the last two seasons. He was also on the watch lists for the Butkus, Bednarik and Lott Trophies.
Bulaga, a 6-6, 315-pound junior from Crystal Lake, IL, started nine of 12 games this season (he was injured for three contests) and has 27 career starts in the offensive line. He was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a first team all-league pick by the coaches and the media. He was named to the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi award pre-season watch lists.
Shonn Greene was a first team all-American on the 2008 Walter Camp honor list.
Kirk Ferentz and his 10-2 Hawkeye squad will play Georgia Tech in the Jan. 5th BCS FedEx Orange Bowl game in Miami, FL. The 7 p.m. (CST) game will be televised live on the FOX Network.