#33 Reshard Langford Season 2006-07
TACKLES: 10, (2x), most recently at Tennessee, 11/17/2007
LONGEST INT. RETURN: 27 yards, vs. LSU, 10/8/2005
One of most consistent and hardest-hitting Commodores, Langford had his finest season as the most veteran member of the team[apos]s secondary personnel… Started all 12 games at strong safety, and has started all 35 games of his Commodore career… Posted single season career highs in total tackles and defensed passes as junior… Ranked fifth among Commodores with 40 solo tackles and 65 total tackles… Tied for second behind D.J. Moore with two interceptions, upping his career total to a team-high eight INTs… Only player to earn share of Defensive Player of the Week honors on three occasions; recognized after performances against Georgia, Florida and Tennessee… Notched at least three tackles in 10 of 12 games… Produced five tackles and an interception against Alabama… Had eight tackles, a tackle for loss and forced fumble in narrow loss to Georgia… TIed previous single-game high with 10 tackles and nabbed interception in loss at Florida… Shared a tackle for loss and netted 10 total tackles in superb performance at Tennessee.
The hard-hitting reputation remained intact as Langford performed well while playing with pain in his second year as a starter in Commodore secondary… Demonstrated superb leadership skills, evidenced by teammates voting Langford as Captain[apos]s Award postseason recipient… Gained more postseason accolades as recipient of team[apos]s Most Valuable Defensive Secondary Award… Started every game at safety, and enters 2007 season with 23 consecutive starts to his credit… Shared team high for second consecutive season with three interceptions… Also concluded season among team leaders with 36 solo tackles (T-4th), 51 total tackles (3rd), four defensed passes (2nd), two fumble recoveries (T-3rd) and six tackles for loss (T-5th)… Posted at least four tackles in seven of last eight games… Shared team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Week honors for effort in win over Temple… Fought injuries throughout the season, starting with a leg muscle pull in preseason practice… Added seven tackles and an interception at Ole Miss, then received second Defensive Player of the Week recognition for five tackle/one fumble recovery performance against South Carolina… Also contributed eight tackles, a season high, in Commodore win at Georgia.
A hard-hitting safety who put together one of the Commodores[apos] most consistent seasons by secondary player… Shared team[apos]s postseason Most Valuable Defensive Back honors with cornerback Andrew Pace… Started every game at free safety in first collegiate season… Named to Coaches[apos] First Team All-SEC Freshman squad… Only unanimous pick among secondary players on coaches[apos] freshman team… Listed as honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News… Topped squad with three interceptions… Tied for fourth on team with 44 solo tackles and tied for second with four defensed passes… Achieved 54 total tackles, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery… Had at least four tackles in nine games… Posted nine tackles, forced fumble and inteception in outstanding performance against LSU… Effort against LSU, which featured hard hit while defending Tiger pass attempt, earned team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Week honor… First career interception came in win over Richmond… Interception at Tennessee ended first Volunteer drive of second half in Commodore road victory. .
Redshirted. Named scout team Defensive Player of the Week on six different occasions.
Three-year starter for north Alabama 2A power… Two-year captain… Started at running back and free safety… Named 2A First Team All-State defensive back and All-Region after senior season… As a senior, selected as Decatur (Ala.) Daily[apos]s 1A-3A Player of the Year and Athens (Ala.) News-Courier[apos]s Player of the Year …As senior, rushed for 1,459 yards, averaging 9.7 yards per carry, and 30 touchdowns, leading Rattlers to 10-2 record and second round of playoffs… On defense, contributed three interceptions and 59 tackles… Rushed for 1,351 yards and 15 touchdowns as junior… Also returned a punt and interception for touchdowns during season… Starred on basketball, baseball and track teams… Two-time All-Region pick as forward/center in basketball… Placed in four events in state track meet as junior.
Reshard Nelson Langford… Born Feb. 6, 1986… Son of Rickie and Delphine Langford… Stepmother is Florine Langford… Has one younger brother, Marquis… Dad is employed by the Boeing Co.; mom works for ADTRAN network access corporation… Earned school[apos]s Scholar Athlete Award as senior… Seeking a career in medicine.