ESPN’s Adam Schefter is a busy man this time of the year, and his latest post on social media is in regard to an ex-Michigan State ball-carrier.
Bears waived RB Jeremy Langford.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2017
NFL teams are making cuts to get their rosters down to 53 players before the 2017 regular season. According to Schefter, the Chicago Bears – the team who selected former Spartan running back Jeremy Langford in the fourth round of 2015 NFL Draft – just trimmed the number of running backs on its depth chart.
During his time in Chicago, Langford had his moments, accounting for 816 total yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie. In 2016, however, as rookie running back Jordan Howard (who played for the Indiana Hoosiers) took over the majority of the work for the Bears, Langford ran for just 200 yards, averaging 3.2 yards per carry.
As a Spartan, Langford burst onto the scene as a junior, rushing for 1,422 yards and 18 touchdowns. One year later, as a fifth-year senior in 2014, the senior ran for 1,522 yards and found the end zone 22 times.
Langford currently owns Michigan State’s school record for most consecutive 100-yard games with 10. He also recorded 16 straight games of at least 100 yards rushing against Big Ten opponents and is second all time in Spartans’ history with 40 rushing touchdowns.
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