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Brandon Lang
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Lang in 2010
No. 96     Edmonton Eskimos
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-18) June 18, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 266 lb (121 kg)
Career information
College: Troy
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Montez Lang (born June 18, 1986 in Tucker, Georgia) is an American football defensive end who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. He attended Troy University, where he graduated from in 2010. After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers. He was released on July 28, 2011,[1] and then was signed by the Eskimos on September 25, 2012.[2]

He was also a member of the Orlando Predators.[3]

High school careerEdit

Lang attended Tucker High School in Georgia, where he helped his team to a 34-4 record over three seasons while playing both tight end and defensive end. Lang was twice named both first team All-State (AJC) and All-Region. As a defensive player, he recorded 290 career tackles including 71 sacks. He was also credited with 18 career fumble recoveries and 122 tackles for loss.

He initially committed to play football at Georgia, but instead attended Hargrave Military Academy. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Lang was ranked 10th among prep school prospects in 2005.[4] It has been reported by NFL blogger Gil Brant that Lang signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent shortly after the draft.[5]

College careerEdit

In 2006, he committed to Troy and became part of the defensive line rotation as a freshman. In 2007, Lang started three games before a knee injury ended his season. In 2008, Lang was rated as the Sun Belt Conference's top NFL Draft prospect by Sporting News.[6]

During the 2008 season, Lang earned 9 sacks and 56 tackles over the 13 game season. Following the year, he was named to the top 100 returning players in college football, ranking at number 84.[7]

Professional careerEdit

San Diego ChargersEdit

Shortly after going undrafted in 2010, Lang signed with the San Diego Chargers as a free agent. He was released by the Chargers on November 22, 2010, but later re-signed. He was released again on July 28, 2011.[8]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Lang was signed by the Arena Football League team, the Orlando Predators on December 6, 2011. [9]

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Lang was signed by the Eskimos on September 25, 2012.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Chargers release WR Buster Davis as camp opens; Turner impressed with rookie QB Tolzien". Associated Press (Washington Post). http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/chargers-release-wr-buster-davis-as-camp-opens-turner-impressed-with-rookie-qb-tolzien/2011/07/28/gIQAFF25fI_story.html. Retrieved 29 July 2011.[dead link]
  2. http://www.esks.com/article/eskimos-bulk-up-on-defensive-line
  3. "Orlando Predators Add Former NFL Linebacker Brandon Lang". Orlando Predators official website. http://www.orlandopredators.com/news/orlando-predators-add-former-nfl-linebacker-brandon-lang-200.php. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. Rivals.com Prep School Top 25 2005, November 2, 2004, http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1056
  5. nfl.com Teams begin scramble to sign undrafted players, April 25, 2010, http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d817c634a&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true
  6. Q&A with Troy defensive end Brandon Lang, dothaneagle.com, June 16, 2008, http://www.dothaneagle.com/dea/sports/college/troy/article/qa_with_troy_defensive_end_brandon_lang/27643/
  7. 100 Best Returning Players Of 2009, College Football News, January 16, 2009, http://cfn.scout.com/2/830681.html
  8. "Chargers release WR Buster Davis as camp opens; Turner impressed with rookie QB Tolzien". Associated Press (Washington Post). http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/chargers-release-wr-buster-davis-as-camp-opens-turner-impressed-with-rookie-qb-tolzien/2011/07/28/gIQAFF25fI_story.html. Retrieved 29 July 2011.[dead link]
  9. "Preds add former NFL linebacker Brandon Lang". Orlando Post. http://www.orlandopost.com/uncategorized/preds-add-former-nfl-linebacker-brandon-lang/. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  10. http://www.esks.com/article/eskimos-bulk-up-on-defensive-line

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