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Jim Langer - Inducted 1988

Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minn. Royalton, Minn., H.S. SDSU. Only athlete from a South Dakota college in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Langer was the center for the 1972 unbeaten Miami Dolphins, snapping every offensive play that season. Undrafted out of college, Langer was signed as a free agent in 1970 by Miami. The 6-2, 253-pound Langer played 10 years for the Dolphins and two for the Minnesota Vikings. He played in three AFC title games, three Super Bowls and six Pro Bowls. He played in 141 consecutive games (including postseason). At SDSU, he played baseball and football for four years, earning All-America honors in both sports. At SDSU, Langer never played center; instead he was a linebacker on defense and tackle and guard on offense. In baseball, he was a .317 career hitter for the Jackrabbits and led the NCC in hits and earned run average in 1969.

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