Thursday, May 17, 2012

Soul acquire DT Langley

The Philadelphia Soul (7-2) and Jacksonville Sharks (3-5) struck a deal late last week prior to meeting on the field when the Soul acquired defensive lineman T.J. Langley (6’5, 290, Arkansas Tech) for defensive back Micheaux Robinson (5’9, 185, Otterbein).

While Robinson returns to the team he helped capture their first championship in 2011, Langley joins a team aspiring to claim their second in 2012.  Through his first six games in his Arena Football League career, Langley has compiled 7.5 tackles and one sack for a loss of eight yards.

“We think Langley has a lot of upside.  For someone to have only played the position for one year in college before coming out and performing as a professional is impressive,” said Soul head coach Doug Plank.  “He’s young, big, and strong.  We see him not just as someone with a bright future, but as a player that can make an impact right now.”

Langley played his college ball at Arkansas Tech University from 2009-10, originally playing as a tight end before converting to defensive lineman.  Langley recorded 23 tackles (17 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and a team-leading nine quarterback pressures in his senior season.
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