Izzy Lang
American football player
Izzy Lang
Israel Alvin "Izzy" Lang is a former American football running back who played for six seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 18th round of the 1964 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles from 1964–1968, and the Los Angeles Rams in 1969. He played college football at Tennessee State.
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    FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 46
    On November 15, 1988, he was arrested for impersonating then-New York Giants running back Joe Morris by forging checks.
    More Details Hide Details He had convinced United Jersey Bank to cash a check in Morris' name. He had also impersonated Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall and Doug Williams.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 24
    Lang was named Most Valuable Player of the 1966 Playoff Bowl, even though he did not start in the game.
    More Details Hide Details The Eagles lost the game to the Baltimore Colts, 20–14. In 1968, Lang rushed for 235 yards on 35 carries. After the season, he asked to be traded from the team. On July 7, 1969, Lang was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for defensive end John Zook and wide receiver Harold Jackson. He retired after the season. Lang made an appearance in the 1970 film Where's Poppa? as Muthafucka. Lang was arrested 24 times after his retirement.
    He was mainly a backup during his first two seasons in the NFL, and he earned the starting running back job in 1966 NFL season.
    More Details Hide Details In the season-opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, Lang rushed for 65 yards on 16 carries. In week 2, he rushed for 114 yards on 16 attempts.
  • 1964
    Age 22
    Lang was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 18th round (240th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft.
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    He played for the Eagles from 1964–1968, and the Los Angeles Rams in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details He played college football at Tennessee State.
    He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 18th round of the 1964 NFL Draft.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 0
    Born on February 2, 1942.
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