T. J. Lang

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T. J. Lang
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Lang with the Green Bay Packers in 2011
No. 76 – Detroit Lions
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-20) September 20, 1987 (age 31)
Royal Oak, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice
College: Eastern Michigan
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played: 132
Games started: 107
Player stats at NFL.com

Thomas John "T. J." Lang (born September 20, 1987) is an American football guard for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Michigan and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Lang was a member of the Packers' Super Bowl XLV win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early years[edit]

Lang was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. He attended Lakeland High School in White Lake, Michigan before transferring to Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, Michigan. He played on both the offensive and defensive line. As a senior, he had 59 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery on defense.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Lang played in all 11 games as a defensive lineman, recording 11 tackles, in the 2005 season. As a sophomore in 2006 Lang moved to offensive tackle and started all 36 games over the next three years.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
316 lb
(143 kg)
5.15 s 1.75 s 2.97 s 4.42 s 26.5 in
(0.67 m)
30 reps
All values are from Pro Day[1]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Lang was selected in the fourth round (109th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2009 NFL Draft.[2] On July 7, 2009, he signed a contract with the Packers. Lang started his first game at the left tackle position versus the Cleveland Browns due to an injury to Chad Clifton.

On August 14, 2012, Lang signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers worth $20.8 million and a $5.5 million signing bonus through the 2016 season.[3]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On March 12, 2017, Lang signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[4] He started 13 games at right guard in his first season in Detroit, on his way to his second Pro Bowl.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T.J. Lang - Eastern Michigan, OG : 2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "T.J. Lang Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Dunne, Tyler (August 14, 2012). "Lang earns new deal with Packers". JSOnline.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Orr, Conor (March 12, 2017). "Detroit Lions sign guard T.J. Lang to three-year deal". NFL.com.
  5. ^ Twentyman, Tim (January 19, 2018). "T.J. Lang named to 2018 Pro Bowl". DetroitLions.com.

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