Cal Football BIO
James Langford
Player Profile:
James Langford 1250487
Position: Placekicker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
High School: Cal Poly/Foothill HS
Experience: SQ

Twitter: @JamesLangford86 | @calfootball
Instagram: jameslangford45 | cal_football

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014

Langford played his lone season at Cal as a 2014 senior after joining the program in January of 2012 as a transfer from Cal Poly. He led the team in scoring with 89 points in 2014, making 11-of-17 field goal attempts and tying single-season school records for both PAT (56) and PAT attempts (57). He made all eight of his attempts from 41 yards or closer and provided one of the most memorable moments of the season when he connected on a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime of a 59-56 double overtime win over Colorado. Langford is on track to graduate from Cal in the summer of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Cal Career (2012-14)
► Handled Cal’s kickoff and placekicking duties in his final season in 2014 in his first action since joining the Cal football program in January of 2012 as a transfer from Cal Poly, redshirting and not playing due to NCAA transfer requirements in 2012 and then backing up Vincenzo D’Amato for the 2013 campaign
► On track to graduate from Cal in the summer of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in economics

After Cal
► Participated in 2015 pro days hosted by Cal and the San Francisco 49ers
Senior (2014)
► Led the team in scoring with 89 points, making 11-of-17 field goal attempts and tying single-season school records for both PAT (56) and PAT attempts (57)
► Made all eight of his attempts from 41 yards or closer as he was 3-of-3 from 20-29 yards, 4-of-4 from 30-39 yards, 4-of-8 from 40-49 yards and 0-2 from 50 or more yards
► Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in PAT kicking  percentage (98.2%, 56-57), seventh in scoring by kickers (7.), eighth in field goals made per game (0.92) and 10th in field goal percentage (64.7%, 11-17)
► Registered 25 touchbacks on 77 kickoffs for 4,506 yards and a 58.5 yards per kick average
► Converted at least one field goal in each of his first five contests and seven of 12 overall with multiple field goals on three occasions
► Made four or more extra points nine times and at least one in all 12 contests
► Had four double-digit scoring contests
► Had one of the most memorable moments of the season when he connected on a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime of a 59-56 double overtime win over Colorado after earlier making all eight of his career-high extra point attempts for 11 points
► Had career highs in both field  goals made and attempted when he connected on 3-of-4 field goals to go along with all four of his extra point attempts to score a career-high-tying 13 points in a win at Oregon State, hitting on field goals from 41, 26 and 47 yards after missing on his first attempt of the game from 50 yards
► Equaled a career high with 13 points in a win against Sacramento State, making 2-of-3 field goal attempts from 33 and 47 yards around a 42-yard miss and all seven of his extra points
► Made both of his field goal attempts at Washington State from 31 and 26 yards as well all six of his extra points for 12 points
► Connected on his lone field goal tries against Stanford from 38 yards and Northwestern from 20 yards
► Missed his lone field goal attempt vs. Oregon (5-5 PAT) and BYU (5-5 PAT), while he did not attempt a field goal vs. Washington (1-1 PAT), vs. UCLA (4-4 PAT) and at USC (4-4 PAT) but made all of his combined 19 extra points in those contests
► Had a career-high-tying 10 kickoffs vs. Sacramento State (career-high 626 kickoff yards) and at Washington State, while his 65.0 yard average against Arizona when all eight of his kickoffs went for a career-high eight touchbacks was a career best
► Also had four touchbacks against Sacramento State, three at Northwestern, two on four occasions (at Washington State, at Oregon State, vs. Stanford, vs. BYU) and one vs. Colorado and Oregon
► Selected to the Capital One Academic Academic All-District 8 team and was an honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic pick
► Made three of his four kicks in the spring game, hitting on field goals from 41 and 36 yards while missing from 51 but making his lone extra point attempt
► Had one tackle vs. Oregon
► Picked up a spot on the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society honoring student athletes in their final season of collegiate eligibility for maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better throughout their collegiate career

Junior (2013)
► Did not play
► Missed spring practices due to injury
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for September 16-23, 2013
Junior (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules that required him to sit out for one season after transferring to Cal
► Joined the team as a walk-on for spring workouts
► Made both of his field goal attempts from 47 and 41 yards in the spring game, as well as his lone extra point attempt for the winning Gold squad

Cal Poly (2010-11)
► Played in all 11 games as the starting placekicker during his 2011 sophomore season, scoring a kicker school-record 86 points and leading the Great West Conference in scoring during league action
► Ranked third nationally in field goal percentage, eighth in scoring and 12th in field goals made in the Football College Subdivision (FCS) as a sophomore
► Also led the GWC in conference play in field goal percentage, field goals made and PAT kicking percentage in his sophomore campaign, hitting on a school-record 15-of-20 field goals attempts and 41-of-42 on extra points overall
► Made a career-high-tying three field goals both at Montana and North Dakota, including a career-long 50-yarder in front of the third-biggest crowd in Montana football history and a 48-yarder at North Dakota, adding two extra points in each game to equal Cal Poly career bests with 11 points
► Also had a Cal Poly career-high-tying 11 points vs. South Alabama
► Converted a 49-yarder against Central Oklahoma
► Hit pressure kicks with a 39-yard field goal in the last minute of play against South Dakota to give Cal Poly a share of the GWS title, and a 37-yard field goal in overtime to tie the game, and force an additional overtime, against reigning FCS national champion Eastern Washington
► Twice named the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Placekicker of the Week for his performances against Montana and North Dakota, adding GWC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the game against South Dakota
► Averaged 65.4 yards per kickoff and had nine touchbacks as a 2010 freshman to rank 11th nationally, playing in all 11 games
► Started his 2010 freshman season as a kickoff specialist and long-range placekicker before winning the starting placekicking job later in the campaign
► Made all 19 of his PAT attempts as well as a 21-yard field goal vs. South Dakota as a freshman
► A member of the GWC All-Academic squad during his freshman campaign

Foothill HS (Class of 2010)
► Had 44 touchbacks in 51 kickoffs, made 8-of-12 field goals, including four of 40 or more yards, and all 44 of his extra point tries for 68 points as a 2009 senior to earn first-team Bay Area News Group All-East Bay and All-East Bay Athletic League honors, as well as second-team Cal-Hi Sports All-State recognition
► Kicked a 57-yard field goal in the waning moments of regulation to force overtime at The Holiday Classic All-Star Game played at Grant High School in Sacramento following his senior campaign
► Earned All-EBAL honors as a 2008 junior after making 5-of-6 field goals, including a 42-yarder that was the longest field goal in the EBAL that season and also was 32-of-34 on extra points to total 47 points
► Also spent three seasons on the track and field squad, as well as two playing soccer

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2010)
► Garnered a five-star rating by kicking guru Chris Sailer and a comment that Langford had “possibly the strongest leg in the nation”
► Ranked first in the state of California and eighth nationally in 2009 on Ray Guy’s

► Full name is James Richard Langford IV
► Born January 3, 1992
► Parents are Jim and Vicki Langford
► Tied for first in the 2010 national Chris Sailer Kicking field goal competition in Las Vegas for high school seniors and junior college kickers
► Kickoff champion and field goal finalist at a Cal football camp in June of 2009
► Has interned at Northwestern Mutual, Bank of the West, and Castle Crow & Company in San Francisco, a merchant banking group that primarily initiates transactions and makes equity and debt investments in privately held companies
► Related to baseball great Ty Cobb and former President Harry S. Truman
► Aunt, Sherri Ball (Langford) was on the track and field team at Cal
► Cousin Drake Langford is a Cal grad, while cousin Garren Langford currently attends Cal
► A six-time All-American in youth track and field, including winning USA National silver and bronze medals in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter races at the USA Junior Olympic Championship National Finals
► Has a decorated soccer background
► Great uncle Dale Cobb played on the same football team with veteran Cal football announcer Lee Grosscup        

Langford's Career Game Highs
Field Goals Made: 3 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Field Goals Attempted: 4 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Field Goal Percentage (with most field goals made if tie): 100.0, 2-2 (at Washington State, 2014)
Long Field Goal: 47 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
PATs Made: 8 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
PATs Attempted: 8 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
PAT Percentage (with most PATs made if tie): 100.0, 8-8 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Kickoffs: 10 (twice, last at Washington State, 2014)
Kickoff Yards: 626 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Kickoff Average: 65.0, 8-520 (at Arizona, 2014)
Long Kickoff: 70 (multiple times)
Touchbacks: 8 (at Arizona, 2014)
Tackles: 1 (vs. Oregon, 2014)
Points: 13 (twice, last at Oregon State, 2014)

Last Updated
June 6, 2015

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