Former Colt Pat Angerer Retires

Intro: On Tuesday, former Colts linebacker Pat Angerer retired from the NFL. Here’s a look back on Angerer’s time in Indianapolis and some thoughts from a few of his former teammates.

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INDIANAPOLIS – If football called for a doubleheader to be played on concrete, Pat Angerer is a guy that would be ready to strap it up.

Unfortunately in a game where injury is inevitable, those physical pains have caught up to the Colts 2010 second-round pick.

Angerer announced his retirement from football on Tuesday morning:

pic.twitter.com/vILZnKzSAg — Pat Angerer (@PAngererUSA) October 14, 2014

In four seasons with the Colts, Angerer played in 54 games (39 starts) and was the team's leading tackler in 2011.

A foot injury in the 2012 preseason opener was the start of two injury plagued final seasons for Angerer in Indianapolis.

As Angerer hit the free agent market this past offseason he had this to say about his time with the Colts.

"I've had some of the best times of my life here,'' Angerer told the Indianapolis Star. "Both of my sons will end up being born here. I love the town. I love Indiana.

"It's just a good place to live and I've had a great four years.''

In July, Angerer joined the Atlanta Falcons but did not make the team's final roster after dealing with concussion symptoms in the preseason.

Many Colts teammates took to Twitter on Tuesday to show their appreciation for Angerer.

@PatMcAfeeShow you made every day I put on the helmet fun. It was great being your teammate and it's great being your friend. U the man! — Pat Angerer (@PAngererUSA) October 14, 2014

@aqshipley love you man! Keep on rocking — Pat Angerer (@PAngererUSA) October 14, 2014

@GriffWhalen love ya brother. You should hear how loud our whole house cheers every time we see u on tv. Always got your back! — Pat Angerer (@PAngererUSA) October 14, 2014

@PAngererUSA You left it all out there brah. You'll be just as successful w/out the pads on — Josh McNary (@josh_McNarLy) October 14, 2014

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