Former Cal punter posted three of the top six seasons while with the Golden Bears.
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AFTER CAL: AFTER CAL: Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round (No. 70 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft ... the highest selection in an NFL Draft for a punter since Todd Sauerbrun of West Virginia was drafted in the second round (No. 56 overall) by the Chicago Bears in 1995 ... only the second Cal punter to ever be drafted following the fourth-round selection (No. 120 overall) of Nick Harris by the Denver Broncos in 2001 ... on being selected in the NFL Draft - "I've just spoken briefly with the coaches. I think in any situation I'll have to compete. I'm working out hard now and looking forward to going in and taking over the spot." ... had a strong performance in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game by averaging 60.0 yards per punt on three attempts for a West team that won 24-17 ... Anger's first punt in the Shrine Game midway through the first quarter sailed 59 yards with another four yards of net punting added when returner Charles Brown lost four yards bringing it back ... Anger would later have punts of 60 and 61 yards in the third and fourth quarter, respectively ... was not involved in measurable drills at the 2012 NFL Combine but did attend and take part in a punting session ... also attended the 2012 Cal Pro Day but did not participate.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): The second player in Cal history to earn first-team all-conference honors for three consecutive seasons (2009-11), joining Alex Mack (2006-08) as the only other Cal player with the same distinction ... also won the J. Scott Duncan Award as Cal's Most Valuable Special Teams Player for the same three seasons ... awarded with the College Football Performance Awards' Elite Punter Trophy for his combined performance during the 2010 and '11 seasons ... played in all 51 games possible as Cal's starting punter from 2008-11 to equal the most by any active Golden Bear player during the period, posting an average of 43.5 yards per punt that ranks second all-time at the school behind Scott Tabor's 44.0 (1986-87) ... holds Cal's single-season record for punt average with the 45.6 yards per punt he posted as a junior in 2010 ... boasts three of the top six seasons ever by a punter in Cal history, adding a 44.2 average in 2011 that is fifth and a 43.1 average in 2008 that is sixth ... totaled 11,094 yards on 255 punts, including 72 boots of 50 or more yards ... pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line on 90 occasions and forced opponents to make fair catches 75 times ... has four of the 12 longest punts in school history, including a career-long punt of 76 yards at Stanford in 2008 that ranks fourth all-time and a 75-yarder in the same contest that is tied for fifth ... averaged 40.0 yards per punt or more in a game 39 times, while averaging 50.0 yards per punt or more on six occasions ... had at least one punt of 50 or more yards in a game on 38 occasions ... a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award given annually to the nation's top punter twice in 2008 and '10 as well as on the watch list in each of his four collegiate campaigns ... selected the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week three times, earning the honor once each in 2008, '09 and '10 ... contributed three career tackles.
2011 (Game-by-Game Stats): A first-team All-Pac-12 selection that was honored with first-team all-conference recognition for the third straight year ... also a first-team All-Pac-12 choice of College Sports Madness, ESPN's Pac-12 Blog and Phil Steele, while Yahoo! Sports had him on its second team ... added Cal's J. Scott Duncan Award for the third consecutive year as the squad's Most Valuable Player on special teams ... ranked No. 13 nationally and third in the Pac-12 with a 44.25 yard per punt average that was the fifth-best single-season average all-time at Cal ... had 18 punts of 50 or more yards as well as 19 in which he pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line and 13 in which opponents were forced to make fair catches, including 11 of those over his final six contests ... had at least one punt of 50 or more yards in 11 of 13 games, including nine in a row at one point ... named a National Punter Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his showing at UCLA, when he averaged 49.6 yards overall and a career-high 49.0 yards net on five punts ... also had a season-long 64-yarder, pinned the Bruins inside their 20-yard line a career-high-tying three times, forced two fair catches and had a season-high-tying three punts of 50 or more yards ... had earlier been selected as an honorable mention Punter Performer of the Week by the CFPA three times after his performances against Colorado (4-204-season-high 51.0), Washington (3-149-49.7) and Utah (5-231-46.2) ... averaged at least 41.2 yards per punt in 11 of 13 games, also hitting that mark against Arizona State (2-98-49.0), Presbyterian (2-98-49.0), Oregon (6-268-44.7), Stanford (2-87-43.5) USC (4-171-42.8), in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas (7-295-42.1) when he added a season-high-tying three punts of 50 or more yards, and Washington State (4-165-41.2) ... the only games he averaged fewer than 41.2 yards per punt came vs. Oregon State (3-118-39.3) and Fresno State (6-213-35.5) ... had a season-long or season-long-tying punt in four consecutive games, starting with a 59-yarder at Oregon, then hitting one 61 yards vs. USC, 62 yards vs. Utah and 64 at UCLA ... added his fourth 60-yarder of the season and in as many game by hitting one exactly 60 yards on his first punt vs. Washington State ... an honorable mention midseason All-American and second-team All-Pac-12 choice according to Phil Steele ... a candidate for the Ray Guy Award given annually to the nation's top punter and one of five players named to the preseason watch list for the award ... named a third-team preseason All-American by Phil Steele and an honorable mention selection of GoDaddy.com ... also on the preseason watch list for the College Football Performance Awards Elite Punter Trophy he eventually won ... was an early season candidate for additional national honors, including the Campbell Trophy often referred to as the "Academic Heisman" and the Lowe's Senior Class Award ... selected by Athlon prior to the season as the nation's No. 3 punter, while Steele had him as the No. 3 draft-eligible punter ... a consensus first-team preseason All-Pac-12 selection according to Athlon, Lindy's, Sporting News and Steele ... named as one of Cal's "Players to Watch" by Lindy's before the beginning of the season.
2010 (Game-by-Game Stats): A first-team All-Pac-10 selection for the second consecutive season after breaking a 23-year-old single-season Cal record with a 45.6 yard punting average to rank second in the Pac-10 and sixth nationally ... became only the second Cal punter to earn first-team all-conference honors in two consecutive seasons, with Nick Harris' back-to-back All-Pac-10 selections in 1999 and 2000 the only other (Anger made it three seasons in a row in 2011) ... a second-time Ray Guy Award semifinalist ... won a pair of team honors, picking up the J. Scott Duncan Award as the Most Valuable Player on special teams and the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award for the Most Outstanding Player in the Big Game on offense ... averaged at least 41.0 yards per punt in all 12 contests ... had a career-high 24 punts of 50+ yards, including a season-long 71-yarder against Stanford that was his third career 70-yard-plus punt against the Cardinal ... pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line on 21 occasions and forced the opposition into 21 fair catches ... had at least one 50-yard punt and pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line at least once in 11 of 12 games, with the only exception for both coming at Nevada ... had a single-game career-high average of 54.3 yards per punt against Stanford ... averaged 50.4 yards against UCLA and was named the National Punter Performer of the Week by the CFPA as well as the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week ... an honorable mention CFPA Punter Performer of the Week after his performances vs. Colorado (4-193-48.2), Arizona State (5-239-47.8), Washington State (5-238-47.6) and Stanford (3-163-54.3) ... punted a career-high-tying eight times on three occasions vs. Oregon State (8-347-43.4) for the third consecutive season, Oregon (8-349-43.6) and Washington (8-343-42.9) ... had an unassisted tackle at Washington State and an assisted tackle vs. Stanford ... a third-team preseason All-American selection of Phil Steele, and an honorable mention choice of College Football Insiders and NationalChamps.net ... a unanimous first-team All-Pac-10 choice by the four major preseason magazines (Athlon, Lindy's, Steele, Sporting News) ... also a preseason favorite for the College Football Performance Awards Punter Trophy ... selected as the nation's No. 4 draft-eligible punter by Steele, while Lindy's listed him as the nation's No. 5 punter and also had him as one of Cal's "Players to Watch".
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-American choice according to College Football Insiders and a first-team All-Pac-10 selection, both for the first time in his career ... finished the season with a 41.5 yards per punt average on 69 punts to rank fourth in the Pac-10 ... posted 14 punts of 50+ yards and 24 that pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line ... forced opponents into 24 fair catches ... twice a College Football Performance Awards Punter Performer of the Week after contests at UCLA and Arizona State, and once the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week following his outing against the Bruins, when he averaged 50.0 yards on seven punts to total a career-high 350 punting yards, including a season-long 72-yarder ... averaged a single-game season-high 53.0 yards per punt vs. the Sun Devils and pinned ASU inside its 20-yard line on three occasions ... pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line at least once in 12 of 13 contests ... had a career-high-tying four punts of at least 50 yards both at UCLA and at Arizona State ... averaged 40.0 yards or more in eight of 13 games ... had at least one punt of 50 or more yards in seven contests ... booted his second-longest punt of the year with a 60-yarder at Minnesota ... punted a career-high-tying eight times against Oregon State for the second consecutive season, averaging 42.4 yards per punt ... forced USC into five fair catches for the highest single-game number of his career ... recipient of the team's J. Scott Duncan Award as the Most Valuable Player on special teams ... a first-team preseason All-American selection by Athlon, while earning second-team All-American recognition from NationalChamps.net, Phil Steele and Sporting News ... added first-team preseason All-Pac-10 honors by Athlon, Lindy's, Steele and Sporting News ... ranked as the No. 2 punter in the nation in the preseason by Steele, while Lindy's had him at No. 3 ... on the watch list for the Ray Guy Award and the Collegiate Football Performance Awards Punter of the Year.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Established himself as one of the top punters in the country as a freshman ... named a first-team Freshman All-American by College Football News, Rivals and Sporting News Today ... also a second-team All-Pac-10 choice ... the only freshman in the country as well as the only Pac-10 player to be named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award ... won the Bob Simmons Award given to Cal's Most Valuable Freshman ... ranked third in the Pac-10 and 18th nationally with a 43.1 yards per punt average that was fourth at the time he accomplished it and is now sixth on Cal's all-time list ... averaged 40.0 or more yards per punt in eight of 13 contests ... chosen the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week after booming a punt 72 yards that tied for the eighth-longest in school history, averaging 47.4 yards on seven punts and placing three inside the 20-yard line vs. Arizona State ... set a school single-game record when he averaged a Pac-10 season-high 60.2 yards per punt on four tries vs. Stanford, including two of the longest punts in school history - a 76-yarder on his first boot (No. 4) that was a new Big Game record and a 75-yarder on his second (No. T5) that along with the 72-yarder vs. Arizona State were the three longest in the Pac-10 in 2008 ... had a big day at Arizona, averaging 48.4 yards per punt on seven attempts ... punted a career-high-tying eight times (40.8 avg) at Oregon State ... a career-high 26 of 71 punts pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line ... had 16 punts of at least 50 yards, with at least one punt of 50 or more yards in nine of 13 contests ... forced opponents into 17 fair catches ... recorded one unassisted tackle at Arizona ... had a punt blocked in his first collegiate game vs. Michigan State.
2007: Redshirted ... did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: USA Today and EA Sports first-team All-American ... listed as the No. 2 punter in the country by Rivals and No. 5 according to Scout ... selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... a Prepstar All-West Region choice ... garnered Cal-Hi Sports first-team All-State honors ... averaged 41.8 yards per punt, with 11 being downed inside the 20-yard line as a senior ... also caught 42 passes for 678 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver during his senior season ... selected his school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL: Full name is Bryan Corey Anger ... born October 6, 1988 ... parents are Mike and Jean Anger ... brother, Michael Jr., played football at San Diego and soccer at UC Irvine ... brother, Matt, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and sister, Sara, is a graduate of Cal State University Channel Islands ... graduated from Cal in December of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in integrative biology.
ANGER'S CAREER GAME-HIGHS
Punts: 8 (five times, last vs. Washington, 2010)
Punting Yards: 350 (at UCLA, 2009)
Punting Average: 60.2 (vs. Stanford, 2008)
Long Punt: 76 (vs. Stanford, 2008)
Opponents' Fair Catches: 5 (vs. USC, 2009)
50+ Yard Punts: 4 (twice, last at Arizona State, 2009)
Inside 20-Yardline Punts: 3 (12 times, last vs. Washington State, 2011)
Blocked Punts: 1 (twice, last vs. Presbyterian, 2011)
Tackles: 1 (three times, last vs. Stanford, 2010)
Rushes: 1 (vs. USC, 2011)
Rushing Yards: 5 (vs. USC, 2011)
Long Rush: 5 (vs. USC, 2011)
LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012