Athletic Hall of Fame

T.J. Lang

T.J. Lang

Sport(s): Football

Graduating Class: 2008

Induction Class: 2022

Earned four letters in football at EMU from 2005-08; Started EMU career on the defensive line (2005) and then moved to the offensive line (2006); Served as team captain for the 2008 season; Earned Second Team All Mid-American Conference in 2008; Received the Harold E. Sponberg Scholar Lineman Award in 2008; Selected in 2009 to the postseason individual bowl appearance Texas vs. The Nation; Ranks 11th on EMU’s all-time list for games played (47) and 14th for game starts (37); Named in the 2000s EMU Football All- Decade Roster for Offensive Line; Selected in the fourth round, 109th overall pick, of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers; Played 10 years in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers (2009-2016) and the Detroit Lions (2017-2018); Earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the 2011 Green Bay Packers; Two-time NFL Pro-Bowl Selection (2017 and 2018); Professionally played in 138 games, starting 113; Made an appearance in the movie “Pitch Perfect 2” with then teammates from Green Bay; Post retirement in 2019, served as a Sideline Reporter for the Detroit Lions Radio Network (2021); Named the strength and conditioning center in the EMU Student-Athlete Performance Center in remembrance of his late father, Thomas Lang.

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