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Rodgers And Anger Named AP All-Pro

Jan 14, 2022
Aaron Rodgers (first team) and Bryan Anger (second team) were AP All-Pro selections for the 2021 NFL season.

Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) and Bryan Anger (Dallas) earned All-Pro honors from the Associated Press on Friday with Rodgers selected for the fifth time overall and as a first-teamer on the fourth occasion (2011, '14, '20, '21), while Anger earned second-team recognition that was his first AP All-Pro selection of any type. Rodgers was previously a first-team pick in 2011, 2014 and 2020, as well as a second-team choice in 2012.

Cal was the only Pac-12 school with two or more selections and ranked third overall with only Oklahoma and Mississippi State having more with three each.

Anger and Rodgers are both among the eight former Cal players affiliated to teams in the NFL Playoffs and the four on active rosters. Both were also among the four named to the Pro Bowl.

Below are notes on Anger and Rodgers with their names linked to their Pro Football Reference profiles.
Bryan Anger, P, Dallas, 10th Season
– Played in all 17 regular-season games in 2021 and led the NFL with a 44.6 net yards per punt average while his 48.4 yards per punt mark overall was sixth with both career highs
– Has regular-season career averages of 42.4 net yards per punt and 46.4 overall yards per punt with four different teams (Jacksonville, Houston, Tampa Bay, Dallas) over 10 NFL seasons
– The highest drafted punter in 17 years when he was selected by Jacksonville in the third round (70th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft
– Played four seasons at Cal from 2008-11 and is one of only two players in school history along with Alex Mack to earn first-team all-conference honors for three consecutive campaigns (2009-11)
– Played in all 51 games possible as Cal's starting punter from 2008-11 and posted an average of 43.5 yards per punt that ranks third all-time at Cal, while he holds the Bears' all-time single-season record with the 45.6 yards per punt average he registered as a 2010 junior
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay, 17th Season
– Played in and started 16 of 17 possible regular-season games in 2021 and led the NFL with a 111.9 rating while he also led the NFL with a 7.0 touchdown percentage and an 0.8 interception percentage with his four interceptions tied for the fewest among starting quarterbacks
– Also among the NFL's 2021 leaders in touchdown passes (37, T3rd), completion percentage (366-of-531, 68.9%, 4th) and yards (4115, 10th) while completing
– Named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the 10th time in his career in December of 2021 to join Tom Brady (11) as the only two players to ever win an NFL Player of the Month honor 10 or more times
– Became Green Bay's all-time franchise record holder for touchdown passes in a Week 15 win over Baltimore when he was also named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 19th time (most in Green Bay franchise history)
– Has tied for the second-highest career passer rating in NFL history (104.5) in his 17th NFL season all with Green Bay, while he is fifth jn passing touchdowns (449), ninth in total offense (54760), and 10th in both career passing yards (55360) and completions (4651)
– Played two seasons at Cal from 2003-04 and completed 424-of-665 passes (63.8%) for 5469 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a 150.3 career quarterback rating that is the best in school history