Jeremy Langford (American football)
Jeremy Langford (born December 6, 1991) is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
|No. 43 – Atlanta Falcons|
|Born:||December 6, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||211 lb (96 kg)|
|High school:||Westland (MI) Glenn|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Practice squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
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. He was timed at 10.6 seconds in the 100 meters as a high school junior.
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. In 2012, he was a backup to Le'Veon Bell, rushing nine times for 23 yards. As a junior in 2013, he started all 14 games, rushing for 1,422 yards on 292 carries with 18 touchdowns. 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.
- Career statistics
|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
|31 1⁄2 in
|8 3⁄4 in
|4.42 s||1.55 s||2.58 s||4.32 s||7.22 s||34 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 10 in
|All values from NFL Combine/Michigan State's Pro Day|
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. 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.
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.
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, and a 31-yard catch, helping the Bears come back in the fourth quarter and win the Week 9 match-up, 23–20.
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 5, 2017, Langford was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. On September 14, 2017, Langford was promoted to the active roster after an injury to Danny Woodhead. However two days later, Langford was waived by the Ravens and re-signed back to the practice squad. He was released by the team on September 27, 2017.
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. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on January 10, 2018. He was waived on April 13, 2018.
Langford was raised by his mother, Shamine Langford, and his father, Jeffrey Langford.
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- "Miami Dolphins Sign 10 To Practice Squad". MiamiDolphins.com. September 2, 2018.
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