Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Quite simply, Jim Langer is one of the greatest centers in NFL history.  The Little Falls, Minnesota native went undrafted out of South Dakota State University before signing with the Miami Dolphins in 1970.  He was installed as the Dolphiins starting center in 1972.  That team, of course, made history as the only undefeated, Super Bowl winning team in history.  Langer was a mainstay on the Dolphins line throughout the '70s, winning two Super Bowls and appearing on six All-Pro teams.  After suffering a devastating knee injury in 1979, he resurfaced with his home-state Vikings in 1980.  He spent his final two seasons in Minnesota as a reserve offensive lineman.  Langer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 and was named as the center on the NFL's All-1970s Team.

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