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Jeremy Langford (American football)

Jeremy Langford (born December 6, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Jeremy Langford
Free agent
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1991-12-06) December 6, 1991 (age 26)
Wayne, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Westland (MI) Glenn
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Rushing yards: 737
Rushing average: 3.5
Rushing touchdowns: 10
Receptions: 41
Receiving yards: 421
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

Early yearsEdit

Langford attended John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan, where he played football and ran track. As a senior, he rushed for 1932 yards on 205 carries with 24 touchdowns.[1]

He was also on the school's track & field team, where he competed as a sprinter. At the 2010 Huron Relays, he placed 7th in the 60 meters at 7.11 seconds.[2] He was timed at 10.6 seconds in the 100 meters as a high school junior.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked the No. 37 running back nationally.[3] He chose Michigan State over scholarship offers from Colorado and Bowling Green.

College careerEdit

Langford was red-shirted as a freshman in 2010. As a red-shirt freshman in 2011, he was a backup running back and played special teams, recording a sack and a touchdown on a fumble return.[4] In 2012, he was a backup to Le'Veon Bell, rushing nine times for 23 yards.[5][6] As a junior in 2013, he started all 14 games, rushing for 1,422 yards on 292 carries with 18 touchdowns.[7] As a senior, he rushed for a career-high 1,522 yards on 276 carries and recorded 22 touchdowns, tying the school record set by Javon Ringer in 2008. In the 2015 Cotton Bowl versus Baylor, he rushed for 162 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns, helping lead the Spartans to a 42–41 victory.[8]

Career statistics
NCAA collegiate career statistics
Michigan State Spartans
Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2012 Michigan State 9 23 2.6 5 0
2013 Michigan State 292 1,422 4.9 44 18 28 157 5.6 1
2014 Michigan State 276 1,522 5.5 38 22 11 62 6.1 0
Career 577 2,967 5.1 44 40 40 219 5.5 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.42 s 1.55 s 2.58 s 4.32 s 7.22 s 34 12 in
(0.88 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Michigan State's Pro Day[9]

Chicago BearsEdit

Langford was drafted in the fourth round (106th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft.[10] He was the ninth running back out of the 23 drafted.

2015Edit

On May 8, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Langford to a four-year, $2.82 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $292,562.[11]

He entered training camp competing with Jacquizz Rodgers, Senorise Perry, and Ka'Deem Carey for the backup running back position. Langford was named the Bears' third running back on their depth chart behind veterans Matt Forte and Jacquizz Rodgers to begin the regular season.[12] During the Chicago Bears season opener against the Green Bay Packers, he received his first career carry for one-yard. The next game, he had six carries for 21 yards while scoring his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run against the Arizona Cardinals.[13]

Throughout the first seven games of the season, Langford had a light workload, backing up long-time Bears running back Matt Forte. In Week 8, against the Minnesota Vikings, he had a season high 12 carries for 46 rushing yards after Forte left the game with a knee injury.[14]

Langford received his first career start on November 9, 2015, filling in for injured veteran Matt Forte against the San Diego Chargers, gaining 73 rushing yards on 20 carries and a rushing touchdown, as well as 70 receiving yards on three catches which included a 23-yard gain,[15] and a 31-yard catch,[16] helping the Bears come back in the fourth quarter and win the Week 9 match-up, 23–20.[17][18]

Langford recorded a career-high 83 yards rushing on 18 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 27, 2015.[19][20]

2016Edit

Langford opened up the 2016 season as the Bears starting running back. He started the first three games before suffering an ankle sprain in Week 3, causing him to miss several weeks. During that time, rookie Jordan Howard had emerged as the starting running back in his absence. Langford returned to action in Week 8, however Howard kept the starting job the rest of the season, demoting Langford to the No. 2 back. He finished the season with 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns, along with 19 receptions for 142 yards.

On September 3, 2017, Langford was released by the Bears after falling down the depth chart behind Howard, rookie Tarik Cohen, and Benny Cunningham.[21]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On September 5, 2017, Langford was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.[22] On September 14, 2017, Langford was promoted to the active roster after an injury to Danny Woodhead.[23] However two days later, Langford was waived by the Ravens and re-signed back to the practice squad.[24][25] He was released by the team on September 27, 2017.[26]

New York JetsEdit

On December 8, 2017, the New York Jets signed Langford to a one-year, $630,000 contract to join their practice squad.[11][27] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on January 10, 2018.[28] He was waived on April 13, 2018.[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Langford was raised by his mother, Shamine Langford, and his father, Jeffrey Langford.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeremy Langford's (Westland, MI) Football Stats – MaxPreps". MaxPreps.com. November 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Huron Relays". Mich Track XC. 
  3. ^ "Jeremy Langford". yahoo.com. 
  4. ^ "Drew Sharp: RB Jeremy Langford's resilience mirrors Michigan State's program". Detroit Free Press. 
  5. ^ "Jeremy Langford goes from overlooked recruit to Spartans' closer". lansingstatejournal.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Rose Bowl: Michigan State's Jeremy Langford waited for his turn". latimes. 
  7. ^ "Bigger, stronger Jeremy Langford looks to break more long runs for Michigan State next season". MLive.com. 
  8. ^ "Michigan State shocks Baylor in Cotton Bowl on late comeback". NFL.com. 
  9. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Jeremy Langford". nfl.com. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2015 NFL draft total breakdown: Bears draft RB Jeremy Langford in 4th – Chicago Bears Blog – ESPN". ESPN.com. 
  11. ^ a b "Spotrac.com: Jeremy Langford contract". Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Ourlads.com: Chicago Bear's Depth Chart". Ourlads.com. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Langford Will Give Team Glimpse of the Future in Week 9". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  14. ^ "Alshon Jeffery up, Jeremy Langford down in Bears' loss to Vikings". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  15. ^ "Bears Jeremy Langford turns on the jets for 23-yard gain". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  16. ^ "Jeremy Langford makes leaping 31-yard catch". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  17. ^ "Prime Time: Bears RB Jeremy Langford goes off vs. Chargers - Chicago". Chicago. Archived from the original on December 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  18. ^ "Bears Jeremy Langford bursts up the middle for 1-yard TD". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  19. ^ "Bears' Jeremy Langford: Gains 83 yards rushing in Week 16 victory - CBSSports.com". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  20. ^ "Bears beat Bucs to snap 3-game skid". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 3, 2017). "Bears claim three players off waivers". ChicagoBears.com. 
  22. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 5, 2017). "Ravens Complete Practice Squad With Four Signings". BaltimoreRavens.com. 
  23. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 14, 2017). "Ravens Place Danny Woodhead On Injured Reserve, Bring Up Jeremy Langford". BaltimoreRavens.com. 
  24. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 16, 2017). "Ravens Swap Running Backs and Cornerbacks Ahead of Sunday's Game". BaltimoreRavens.com. 
  25. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 19, 2017). "Ravens Sign Two Offensive Linemen to 53-Man Roster". BaltimoreRavens.com. 
  26. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 27, 2017). "Ravens Sign Veteran Linebacker Jonathan Freeny". BaltimoreRavens.com. 
  27. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 8, 2017). "Jets Activate Rookie CB Jeremy Clark". NewYorkJets.com. 
  28. ^ "Jets sign running back Jeremy Langford to reserve/future deal". Newsday.com. January 10, 2018. 
  29. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (April 13, 2018). "Jets Waive Four Players". NewYorkJets.com. 

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