I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for this one and today, I finally get to give to you.
Welcome to the UDFA profile for long snapper Ryan Langan!
Langan finds himself with the Chargers after starting all four seasons during his time at Georgia Southern. Prior to GSU, Langan starred as a center for Riverside High School (NE) where he earned First Team All-State honors at the pivot. One of the crazier facts is that Langan played SIX-MAN FOOTBALL in high school. Yes, you heard that right.
A state like Iowa has eight-man football as it’s lowest division of competition but it seems like their neighbors to the west wanted to outdo them by taking four more players off of the field.
The 6’1, 225-pound Langan started immediately in all 12 games as a freshman. In his sophomore season, as his official GSU roster profile put it, he “had the perfect snap” for the game-winning field goal in the team’s victory at the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.
As a junior, Langan was named a Second-Team All-Sun Belt selection by Phil Steele after being on the field for a career-high 132 snaps and handling every snap of punt, field goal, and PATs. He also did work in the classroom as he made the fall President’s List with a GPA over 4.00.
Langan ended his career as a Third-Team All-American by Phil Steele and a First-Team All-Sun Belt selection. He was also named a finalist for the Patrick Mannelly Long Snapper of the Year Award and made the President’s list once more.
This last fact should come as no surprise, but Langan accepted an offer to play in this year’s Reese’s Senior Bowl. he participated in the all-star showcase alongside five of the Chargers’ draft picks this year.
We would like to welcome @GSAthletics_FB LS Ryan Langan (@langan_xxvii) to the 2021 @reeses Senior Bowl!— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 22, 2021
#GATA #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE @JimNagy_SB @PaniniAmerica #RatedRookie pic.twitter.com/GITKUn2jqU
Any competition is good competition, even if it’s at the long snapper position. Cole Mazza is in the final year of his contract so don’t be surprised to see the Chargers go with the cheaper option if there isn’t much separating the two in camp.