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From 2005-09, Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Pat Angerer was a force to be reckoned with for opposing offenses.

Angerer, who overcame multiple injuries early in his collegiate career, was a fan favorite during his time in Iowa City for his hard-nosed play anchoring Iowa’s linebacking corps.

Angerer’s efforts were rewarded with a First Team All-Big Ten selection in 2009 along with a First Team All-American selection.

He was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, where he remained before signing a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, who cut Angerer before the regular season started, leading the linebacker to retire from the NFL.

On Monday, Hawkeye Sports Properties announced that Angerer would be Iowa football’s new radio analyst, joining legendary play-by-play man Gary Dolphin.

“I would like to thank Learfield and the University of Iowa for this amazing opportunity,” Angerer said in a release. “Since the beginning of this process, they have been nothing but professional and gracious. I am incredibly honored to be a small part of a program that has been so good to me and teammates over the years.”

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, who coached Angerer at Iowa, said, “Pat’s passion for Hawkeye football has been evident from the moment he set foot on campus nearly 15 years ago. He was the heartbeat of our team throughout his career, and I am confident that he will do a great job on the air.”

Angerer replaces Ed Podolak, who had served as Iowa’s color commentator for 42 years before announcing his retirement in April 2024.

[Hawkeye Sports]