Reshard Langford

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Reshard Langford
Reshard Langford.JPG
Langford in the 2011 NFL season.
No. --     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-02-06) February 6, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Tanner, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2010 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team Freshman All-SEC (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 17
Sacks 0
INTs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Reshard Nelson Langford (born February 6, 1986) is an NFL free agent safety most recently with the Detroit Lions. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Vanderbilt. He has played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions in the NFL as well.

Early years[edit]

Langford was born to Ricky and Delphine Langford and attended Tanner High School in Tanner, Alabama. Langford lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. In football, he was a three-year starter at running back and safety. After his senior season, he was named a 2A First Team All-State defensive back and All-Region. He rushed for 1,459 yards as a senior, averaging 9.7 yards per carry and 30 touchdowns. On defense, Langford intercepted 3 passes and made 59 tackles. As a junior, he rushed for 1,351 yards and 15 touchdowns. He returned a punt and an interception for touchdowns during his junior season. In basketball, he was a two-time All-Region pick as a forward and center. In track, he placed in four events as a junior.[1]

College career[edit]

Langford played college football at Vanderbilt from 2004–2008. He started all four years for the Commodores as a safety. He made 247 career tackles and eleven interceptions. During his senior season, he was named team captain, and twice earned the team's most valuable defensive back award. He was named to the All-SEC freshman team in 2005.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After his senior season at Vanderbilt University he was rated as the 13th best safety available in the 2009 NFL Draft by Gil Brandt.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Langford signed with the Philadelphia Eagles after being undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft on April 27, 2009.[3] He was waived on September 5, 2009 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 7th.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Langford was signed off the Eagles' practice squad by the Kansas City Chiefs on December 25, 2009 and added to the 53-man active roster but did not appear in any games. He appeared in 6 games the following season and then in 11 games during the 2011 season, 2 of which he was a starter at the strong safety position.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Langford spent the 2012 NFL season as a member of the Detroit Lions. He did not appear in any games after suffering a calf injury in the preseason and was subsequently waived after the team reached an injury settlement.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On May 17 2013 Langford signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[4]

Personal[edit]

Langford has a younger brother, Marquis. Langford's first job was at Green Briar, a barbecue restaurant, where he was a busboy. He grew up as a fan of the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bulls. Langford majored in sociology at Vanderbilt University.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#33 Reshard Langford". Vanderbilt Athletic Department. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b "#42 Reshard Langford Safety". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-10-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ "DE Gaines, FB Mailei Highight RFAs". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. April 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Riders Add Three to Defence". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. May 17, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 

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