The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Anger, a Camarillo High graduate who attended California Berkeley, in the third round, pick No. 70 overall.
It was the earliest any NFL team had drafted a punter since the Chicago Bears selected Todd Sauerbrun in the second round in 1995.
“There aren’t a lot of guys like that that come along every year,” said Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey in regard to Anger.
“You take an extra hard look at it and if he can be a difference-maker, based on where you are in the draft and what’s been taken in certain spots, then yeah we felt like this was a good pick for us.”
According to Jaguars.com, Anger averaged 43.5 yards per punt in four collegiate seasons. He averaged 44.2 yards per attempt as a senior.
Anger also had 19 punts downed inside the 20 as a senior and had 90 punts downed inside the 20 during his career.
He is the second player in Cal history to be named first-team all-conference three consecutive seasons and received the College Football Performance Awards’ Elite Punter Trophy in 2010 and 2011.
Anger graduated from Camarillo High in 2007.
Article reprinted with permission of the Camarillo Acorn