Harvey Langi

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Harvey Langi
No. 44 – New York Jets
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 26)
West Jordan, Utah
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: South Jordan (UT) Bingham
College: Brigham Young
Undrafted: 2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Player stats at NFL.com

Havea Hikuleo "Harvey" Langi (born September 24, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Brigham Young.

Professional career[edit]

On January 10, 2017, it was announced that Langi had accepted an invitation to appear in the Reese's Senior Bowl.[1] On January 28, 2017, Langi attended the 2017 Senior Bowl and recorded three combined tackles and made the game-winning interception to help the South defeat the North 16-15. His game-winning interception came on a two-point conversion after a North touchdown. Pitt's Nathan Peterman's pass ricocheted off a defender and Langi ended up with the interception to seal the victory.[2] He attended the NFL Combine, but was only able to perform the bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump due to an injured hamstring. On March 24, 2017, he participated at BYU's pro day, along with teammates Jamaal Williams, Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, and 14 others. Team representatives and scouts from 26 NFL teams attended as Langi performed the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, 10-yard dash, short shuttle, and three-cone drill. Langi also performed positional drills, but opted to stand on his combine performance in the broad, vertical, and bench.[3] He was projected to go as early as the fourth or fifth round, as late as the seventh, or become an undrafted free agent. Langi was ranked as the 13th best inside linebacker prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[4]

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 2 in
(1.88 m)
251 lb
(114 kg)
32 78 in
(0.84 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.62 s 1.65 s 2.70 s 4.32 s 7.00 s 33.0 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine/BYU's Pro Day[5]

New England Patriots[edit]

On April 30, 2017, the New England Patriots signed Langi to a three-year, $1.68 million contract after he went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. The contract also includes a signing bonus of $15,000 and $100,000 guaranteed.[6][7][8][9] His contract was one of the largest of any undrafted free agent and had the most known guaranteed money of any undrafted free agent from the 2017 NFL Draft. Langi received more guaranteed money then the average sixth round pick and is on par with the average of a fifth round pick. The Patriots paid this amount mainly due to them only owning four draft picks and Langi being a highly sought after undrafted free agent who received 12 offers.[10]

He competed with David Harris, Elandon Roberts, and Trevor Bates throughout training camp for the starting middle linebacker job. He was one of four undrafted free agents to survive final cuts and make the 53-man roster.[11] Head coach Bill Belichick named Langi the third middle linebacker on the Patriots' depth chart, behind veterans Elandon Roberts and David Harris, to start his rookie season.[12]

On September 17, 2017, Langi made his professional regular season debut at the New Orleans Saints and made his first career tackle in their 36-20 victory.[13] On October 25, 2017, Langi was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list due to the injuries suffered in a serious car crash weeks prior. The Patriots made it to Super Bowl LII, but the team lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

On September 1, 2018, Langi was released as part of the roster cutdown.[14]

New York Jets[edit]

Langi was signed to the New York Jets practice squad on October 1, 2018.[15]

Personal life[edit]

On October 13, 2017, Langi and his wife, Cassidy, were rear-ended at a stop light and were both seriously injured.[16] The driver, Kevin M. Conroy, was later charged with felony possession of a Class E substance, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container or alcohol, and a marked lane violation. The Foxborough police found three different prescription drugs in the vehicle, including a pain killer, antipsychotic, and a muscle relaxant. Conroy and his passenger were uninjured when they rear-ended Langi's car while going 50 mph in an accident that pinned Langi's vehicle between Conroy's Jeep and the car in front. The accident also caused injuries to three people in a car in front of Langi. Langi suffered injuries to his head, neck, and back while his wife Cassidy broke both hips and multiple ribs.[17] Conroy passed a breathalyzer and claimed all the medications were prescribed.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Releases - News Featutes: Dozen standouts added to roster, now at 104". Seniorbowl.com. Jan 10, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Sean Walker (January 28, 2017). "BYU's Langi leads locals at Reese's Senior Bowl college all-star game". ksl.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Gil Brandt (May 26, 2017). "Pro day results: Michigan, Cal, BYU, Akron, Utah State". NFL.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Harvey Langi, DS #13 ILB, BYU". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Combine Player Profiles – Harvey Langi". National Football League. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Spotrac.com: Harvey Langi". spotrac.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 NFL Draft: BYU LB Harvey Langi signs undrafted free agent deal with the New England Patriots". sbnation.com. April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "NFL Rumors: Harvey Langi Earning Hefty Payday From Patriots As UDFA". NESN.com. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  9. ^ "Patriots Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick Conor McDermott; Sign 19 Rookie Free Agents". Patriots.com. May 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Mike Reiss (May 3, 2017). "Pats guarantee undrafted Harvey Langi $115K, which is more than late picks". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "2017 NFL roster cuts: Undrafted rookies Jacob Hollister, Harvey Langi have reportedly made the Patriots' roster". PatsPulpit.com. September 2, 2017.
  12. ^ Effie Orfanides (September 7, 2017). "New England Patriots Roster & Depth Chart for September 7". Heavy.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "NFL Player Profile: Harvey Langi". NFL.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". Patriots.com. September 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Jets Place OLB Josh Martin on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com. October 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Patriots' Harvey Langi hospitalized after car accident". NFL.com. October 14, 2017.
  17. ^ Dan Grantland (October 23, 2017). "Driver in Crash That Injured Patriots LB Harvey Langi Faces Drug and Alcohol Charges". si.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  18. ^ Associated Press (October 24, 2017). "Man charged in crash that hospitalized Patriots LB Harvey Langi". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.

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