Hall of Fame center and member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins team that went undefeated Jim Langer has died at the age of 71.
Langer spent a decade with the Dolphins before having two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. A six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, Langer went undrafted after playing middle linebacker at South Dakota State University, but went on to be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee in 1987 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“This is a tremendous loss,” Dick Anderson, Miami’s former safety and Langer’s teammate for eight seasons, told The Miami Herald shortly shortly after the news of Langer’s death broke. “We were fortunate to have three of the best offense of lineman in the league … Jim was the center and leader in all ways both on and off the field. He was a remarkable individual and will be missed.”