Langford in the 2011 NFL season.
February 6, 1986|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||209 lb (95 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
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.
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.
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.
Langford signed with the Philadelphia Eagles after being undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft on April 27, 2009. He was waived on September 5, 2009 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 7.
Kansas City Chiefs
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.
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.
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.
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