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Johnny Langan discusses Rutgers being bowl eligible during the bye week

The tight end has been a great representative of the program during his career.



Oct 14, 2023; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights tight end Johnny Langan (21) makes a catch as Michigan State Spartans defensive back Khalil Majeed (34) tackles during the second half at SHI Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers football is enjoying its bye week with a 6-2 record, the program’s best start since 2012. In addition, RU is bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. The seniors and veteran players have gone through a lot to work in getting the program to the level it is at right now.

On the latest episode of The Scarlet Faithful podcast, Johnny Langan joins to share his journey and what this season means for the players and the program. Not many players have represented Rutgers football in their careers better than Langan. He is a three-time All-Big Ten Academic selection, a two-time team captain and is currently on the Mackey Award Watch List for the nation’s top tight end.

Langan has almost done it all for Rutgers football in his career. He transferred into the program in 2019 and ended up playing quarterback for most of that season. He operated under center as a run option quarterback in 2020 and part of 2021. The past two seasons, Langan has been used exclusively as a tight end. In 2022, he was second on the team with 31 receptions. This season, Langan has 12 catches for 96 yards while being primarily used as a blocking tight in playing 432 total snaps through eight games.

For his Rutgers career through 53 games, Langan has completed 98 of 184 passes for a 53.5% completion rate along with 8 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has rushed for 840 yards on 255 attempts for a 3.3 yards per carry and 11 touchdowns. The Wayne, New Jersey native has caught 63 receptions for 579 yards and one touchdown.

He will continue to play a key role for Rutgers through the rest of the regular season and the upcoming bowl game.

Thanks to Johnny Langan for sharing his journey and best of luck to him the rest of the season. Listen and watch to this interview below.




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