After entering the NFL as a fourth round pick (109th overall) in 2009 out of Eastern Michigan, Lang spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay (2009-16). As a veteran leader along the offensive line, Lang joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent in 2017. Entering his ninth NFL season, the veteran lineman has demonstrated value along the offensive line and has seen action at all five offensive line positions since 2013. Prior to Detroit, Lang recorded 46 consecutive regular-season games played for the Green Bay Packers.
2016: Selected to his first career Pro Bowl after playing in 13 games at right guard along the Packers offensive line.
2015: Started 15 games at right guard. Named an alternate for the Pro Bowl for the second straight season.
2014: Part of an offensive line that helped the Green Bay offense rank first in scoring. Started all 16 games at right guard for the third time in four seasons.
2013: Appeared at center for the first time in his career. Part of an offense that finished third in the NFL in total yards (6,404) and the second most in a Packers single-season.
2012: Started in all 15 games he played in, including 12 at left guard and three at right tackle. Helped the offense rank fifth in the NFL in scoring and second in fewest giveaways.
2011: Blocked for Packers QB Aaron Rogers as he was named the NFL MVP by the Associated Press. Opened all 16 games as a starter, including 15 at left guard and one at right tackle. Helped the Green Bay offense score the third most points (560) in NFL history.
2010: Saw action in the final 12 regular season games and all four postseason contests including a 31-25 victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
2009: Played in all 16 games (3 starts) during his rookie campaign. Became the first Packers rookie to start consecutive games at left tackle since 2000.
Became a four-year letterman at Eastern Michigan University after converting from defensive line to offensive line following one season. Started his final three seasons along the offensive line at both tackle positions (10 at right tackle and 26 at left tackle). Earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors during his senior season (2008).
A native of Royal Oak, Mich., Lang attended Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice High School where he played for former Head Coach Al Fracassa. Alum of Eastern Michigan University where he majored in criminal justice.
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