Kendall Langford
Langford with the Dolphins in 2009
No. 98     St. Louis Rams
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-27) January 27, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Petersburg, Virginia
High School: Petersburg (VA)
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
College: Hampton
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Debuted in 2008 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Freshman All-American (2004)
  • 3× First-team All-MEAC (2005–2007)
  • PFW All-Rookie Team (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     168
Sacks     9.5
Forced fumbles     4
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Kendall Arkel Langford (born January 27, 1986) is an American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hampton.

Early yearsEdit

Langford attended and played high school football at Petersburg (Va.) High School.[1] He was earned First-Team All-District honors as a junior in 2002, as well as First-Team All-District, Second-Team All-Metro and Second-Team All-Region honors as a senior.[2]

College careerEdit

Langford then attended and played college football at Hampton University, where he was a four-year letterman from 2004 to 2007.[1] He was also recruited by Virginia, Virginia Tech, Morgan State as well as other Division I-AA schools.[3]

In 12 games (three starts) for the Pirates as a freshman in 2004, Langford earned Freshman all-American honors after recording 44 tackles (15 solo), 11.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, seven quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.[1] In a game against South Carolina State, he recovered a fumble and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown.[2]

As a sophomore in 2005, Langford started all 12 games for the Pirates at left defensive end.[1] On the season he recorded 65 tackles (31 solo), 15.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two blocked kicks and two passes defensed.[1] For his efforts, Langford earned first-team All-MEAC honors.[1] He earned MEAC Defensive Player of the Week honors in a game against Delaware State after racking up nine tackles (four solo), five tackles for a loss and three sacks.[2]

Lanford earned first-team All-MEAC honors for the second consecutive season as a junior in 2005.[1] He started all 12 games for the Pirates at left defensive end, recording 55 tackles (32 solo), 16 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, eight quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, a blocked kick and a pass defensed.[1] His tackle total led the Pirates' defensive lineman, while his sack total ranked third in the MEAC.[1]

During his senior season at Hampton in 2007, Langford led the team with 72 tackles (32 solo) on his way to his third straight first-team All-MEAC selection.[1] He also recorded 13.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, a blocked kick and a pass defensed.[1] In a game against North Carolina A&T, Langford intercepted a Shelton Morgan pass and returned it 22 yards for his second career touchdown.[4] Following his senior season, he appeared in the East-West Shrine Game and 2008 Senior Bowl.[1]

After playing in 47 games for Hampton, Langford finished his collegiate career with 236 tackles (110 solo), 56.5 tackles for a loss, 23.5 sacks, 39 quarterback pressures, nine force fumbles, a fumble recovery, five pass deflections, an interception, five blocked kicks and two touchdowns.[5]


Career Statistics[1][2][4]
Year G Total Solo Ast TFL Sck FF FR INT PD TD
2004 12 44 15 29 11.5 4.5 2 1 0 1 1
2005 12 65 31 34 15.5 4.5 3 0 0 2 0
2006 12 55 32 23 16 8.5 2 0 0 1 0
2007 11 72 32 40 13.5 6 2 0 1 1 1
Total 47 236 110 126 56.5 23.5 9 1 1 5 2

Professional careerEdit


Following an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in February 2008, Langford scheduled private workouts with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Rams.
Langford appears to have a knack for blocking kicks. He blocked four during his career at Hampton. Combine Results: 40-yard dash 4.95; 20-yard shuttle 4.69; 20-yard dash 2.84; 3-cone 7.72; Bench Press 24 reps; Vertical Jump 27" [6]

Miami DolphinsEdit

"I think I am a power player. I get after the ball. I chase the ball. I believe I make plays."

Kendall Langford, April 2008[3]

Langford was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round (66th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.[7] He was the second of three defensive lineman taken by the Dolphins in the draft, following Phillip Merling and preceding Lionel Dotson.[7] He was projected as a defensive end in the Dolphins' 3-4 defense.[6] Negotiations between the Dolphins and Langford's agent took place in June and lasted until he was signed to a multi-year deal on July 11.[6]

St. Louis RamsEdit

Langford signed with the St. Louis Rams on March 17, 2012.[8]


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