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IOWA CITY, Iowa – – Former University of Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer will serve as honorary captain when the Hawkeyes host Nebraska on Friday in Kinnick Stadium (11:05 a.m., ABC).
Angerer, a native of Bettendorf, Iowa, earned first team All-America honors (Football Writers) as a senior in 2009. He was a Hawkeye captain and team Most Valuable Player as the Hawkeyes posted an 11-2 overall record, including a win over Georgia Tech in the 2010 Orange Bowl. Angerer was a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Award following the season.
Angerer battled through injuries in 2007 before leading Iowa in tackles in both 2008 (107) and 2009 (145). He also shared the team lead with five interceptions as a junior. His tackle total as a senior (248) ranks fourth best in a season at Iowa. Angerer was first team All-Big Ten as a senior after earning second team recognition as a junior. The Hawkeyes were a combined 20-6 with two bowl victories in his final two seasons.
The Indianapolis Colts selected Angerer in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft (63rd pick). He moved into the starting line-up early in the season and was named to the NFL All-Rookie team by Sporting News after ranking second on the team in tackles.
Angerer had his best season in 2011, when he started all 16 games. He led the Colts and ranked fourth in the NFL with 146 tackles. Angerer battled the injury bug in both 2012 and 2013, playing in 11 games each season. He retired from the NFL last October, totaling 327 tackles in 54 career games.
Angerer will accompany the Iowa captains to the center of the field for Friday’s pregame coin toss. He will also be with the Hawkeyes in the locker room before and after the game, and on the sidelines during the contest.