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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Leader of The Pack

T. J. Lang is doing the Birmingham Brother Rice football program proud in the NFL as the starting left guard on the offensive line with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.
He has started all 11 games this season. During his rookie campaign, he became only the second rookie in Green Bay franchise history to start multiple games at the left guard spot, a very impressive accomplishment considering the illustrious Cheesehead tradition on the gridiron aka….cue deep voice guy from NFL Films… "the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field."
The Pack are currently undefeated and just served the hometown Detroit Lions a nice big piece of humble pie for Thanksgiving by roughing them up down at Ford Field on Thursday afternoon 27-15 in front of a national television audience. Lang and the O-Line provided All-Pro QB Aaron Rogers stellar protection all day long, allowing him to throw for a pair of touchdowns in the runaway victory.
Graduating from Rice in 2005, Lang played in college at Eastern Michigan – where he was a two-time All-MAC selection – and was drafted by the Pack in 2009 in the 4th round of the NFL Draft.  Back in his high school days with the Orange and Black, he was a team captain and played on both the offensive and defensive line. When he was a senior he stacked up 90 tackles and 9 sacks while leading Brother Rice to a Catholic League championship. As a junior, Lang collected 60 tackles and 7 sacks helping the Warriors make a run into the state finals before losing to Rochester Hills Adams.

Scary to say, but when its all said and done on his time in the trenches its possible that Lang could wind up having the best pro football career of anyone to ever come out of the notoriously prolific Rice program. All Burney can say about that is WOW!!!!! 


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