Angerer Selected by Colts in NFL Draft's Second Round

April 23, 2010

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The love affair between the University of Iowa and the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts grew a little deeper Friday when UI linebacker Pat Angerer was selected by the AFC powerhouse in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The fiery native of Bettendorf will join former Hawkeyes and NFL All-Pro’s Dallas Clark and and Bob Sanders, and Mitch King on the Colts’ roster — which is under the direction of former Hawkeye Jim Caldwell, Indianapolis’ second-year head coach. Clark was selected by Indianapolis in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft and Sanders was a second round pick a year later.

Angerer completed a brilliant career as a Hawkeyes with a senior season that included 145 tackles – the fifth best single-season total in UI history. That total included five tackles for loss and a sack. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Angerer also interception one pass, broke up five others and recovered a pair of fumbles in Iowa’s 2009 season that ended with a dominating victory over Georgia Tech in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl.

Angerer led the Big Ten in tackles per for league games only with an average of 12.8 stops and ranked second in the league for the season (11.2 tpg).

“He’s at his best when he can run sideline to sideline and track the football. He has great range, good instincts and that’s why he made so many plays against the pass game, because he is so instinctive. … He knows how to find the football.”
Wes Bunting
National Football Post

“He’s at his best when he can run sideline to sideline and track the football. He has great range, good instincts and that’s why he made so many plays against the pass game, because he is so instinctive. … He knows how to find the football,” Wes Bunting of the National Football Post recently told the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

Angerer was a first- team all-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele’s College Football.

Angerer joins former teammate Bryan Bulaga – a first round selection of the Green Bay Packers – as Hawkeyes selected in the 75th draft in NFL history. There have now been 35 Iowa players selected in the draft in head coach Kirk Ferentz’s 11 seasons.

HAWKEYES DRAFTED DURING FERENTZ ERA
2010 NFL Draft
Round 1 Bryan Bulaga Green Bay Offensive line
Round 2 Pat Angerer Indianapolis Linebacker
2009 NFL Draft
Round 3 Shonn Greene New York Jets Running back
Round 3 Bradley Fletcher St. Louis Defensive back
Round 4 Seth Olsen Denver Offensive line
Round 6 Brandon Myers Oakland Tight end
2008 NFL Draft
Round 3 Charles Godfrey Carolina Defensive back
Round 4 Kenny Iwebema Arizona Defensive end
Round 6 Mike Humpal Pittsburgh Linebacker
2007 NFL Draft
Round 3 Marshal Yanda Baltimore Offensive line
Round 4 Scott Chandler San Diego Tight end
Round 7 Mike Elgin New England Offensive line
2006 NFL Draft
Round 1 Chad Greenway Minnesota Linebacker
Round 3 Abdul Hodge Green Bay Linebacker
2005 NFL Draft
Round 2 Matt Roth Miami Defensive end
Round 2 Jonathan Babineaux Atlanta Defensive line
Round 4 Sean Considine Philadelphia Defensive back
Round 6 Tony Jackson Seattle Tight end
Round 6 Pete McMahon Oakland Offensive line
2004 NFL Draft
Round 1 Robert Gallery Oakland Offensive line
Round 2 Bob Sanders Indianapolis Defensive back
Round 3 Nate Kaeding San Diego Place kicker
Round 7 Jared Clauss Tennessee Defensive line
Round 7 Erik Jensen St. Louis Tight end
2003 NFL Draft
Round 1 Dallas Clark Indianapolis Tight end
Round 2 Eric Steinbach Cincinnati Offensive line
Round 2 Bruce Nelson Carolina Center
Round 5 Derek Pagel New York Jets Defensive back
Round 5 Ben Sobieski Buffalo Offensive line
2002 NFL Draft
Round 2 Ladell Betts Washington Running back
Round 5 Aaron Kampman Green Bay Defensive line
Round 6 Kahlil Hill Atlanta Wide receiver
2001 NFL Draft
Round 6 Kevin Kasper Denver Wide receiver
2000 NFL Draft
Round 5 Austin Wheatley New Orleans Tight end
Round 6 Matt Bowen St. Louis Defensive back