Jan. 10, 2013
BERKELEY - Former Cal football players punter Bryan Anger and offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz were named to the 2012 Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team announced Thursday.
Anger played in all 16 games for Jacksonville in his first NFL season after being selected by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 70th pick overall to become the highest punter selected in the NFL Draft since 1995. Anger ranked among the league's top 10 in the regular season in punts (91, 2nd), total punting yards (4353, 2nd), opponent fair catches (29, 2nd), pinning opponents inside the 20-yard line (31, 6th), punting average (47.8 ypp, 7th) and net punting average (40.8 nypp, T7th). He also tied for the second-longest punt of the regular season with a 73-yarder in a Week 9 loss vs. Detroit.
Schwartz started all 16 games for Cleveland after being taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 37th overall pick by the Browns as Cal's top selection.
The duo were two of the 35 former Cal players that ended the 2012 NFL season on league rosters, with 11 players on teams that are among the final eight teams remaining in the NFL playoffs. Visit CalBears.com for the latest information on Golden Bears in the Pros.