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Encyclopedia > Jim Langer

James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. He is considered as one of the greatest NFL centers of all time and a hard working and quick blocker. Langer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Little Falls is a city located in Morrison County, Minnesota. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Look up Center on Wiktionary, the free dictionary This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T D League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-present) Team history... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Langer played middle linebacker at South Dakota State where in 1969 he was a honorable mention All-America. Langer was signed by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent in 1970, but was cut during training camp. Langer than signed as a free agent for the Miami Dolphins where for 2 years, Langer saw limited action. He became the starter in center in the 1972 season and played in 141 consecutive games for 8 seasons until 1979 when a knee injury ended his Miami carrer with seven games left in the 1979 season. Langer was traded to the Minnesota Vikings before the 1980 season , played 2 seasons there, and retired in 1981. South Dakota State University is the largest university in South Dakota, located in Brookings. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Year Founded 1946 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel League Titles League Championships (8) AAFC Champions: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 NFL Champions: 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964 Conference Championships (11) NFL American: 1950, 1951, 1952... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Year Founded 1961 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice Team history Minnesota Vikings (1961-present) Affiliations National Football League (1961-present) Western Conference (1961-1966) Central Division (1967-1969) NFC Central (1970-2001... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Langer was a All-Pro for six straight years between 1973 and 1977 and played in three Super Bowls and six Pro Bowls. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


The Jim Langer Award, which is presented to the nation's top Division II lineman is named after him.


Langer is currenly in the truck accessory business.


External Links

  • http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=121
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/LangJi00.htm

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Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame (350 words)
Jim Langer joined the Miami Dolphins as a free agent in 1970, stayed with the club for 10 years through the 1979 season and then wound up his career with the Minnesota Vikings in 1980 and 1981.
Langer was named All-Pro and All-AFC six straight years from 1973 to 1977 and was also picked for the Pro Bowl six straight times.
Jim played middle linebacker at South Dakota State before being signed by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent early in 1970, but was cut during training camp.
ALUMNI: Jim Langer #62 - MiamiDolphins.com (251 words)
Jim Langer was the anchor of the Miami offensive line during the DolphinsÂ’ championship years of the 1970s.
Langer was picked up on waivers by the Dolphins and, after spending most of the year on the taxi squad, played in the final five games of 1970, mainly on special teams.
Wanting to spend the final years of his career near his Royalton, Minn., home, at his own request Langer was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 1980, where he played for two seasons (1980-81).
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