Pro Highlights

  • Started 78 games over the past five seasons (2011-15), tied for the most by any Green Bay player on the offensive side of the ball over that span (G Josh Sitton).
  • Has started 81 games during his career, opening contests at four different positions (47 at right guard, 27 at left guard, five at right tackle, two at left tackle).
  • In his five seasons as a starter (since 2011), has helped the Packers rank No. 2 in the NFL in scoring (28.3 ppg), No. 5 in yards per game (377.1) and No. 3 in fewest giveaways (85) over that span.
  • Started all 15 games he played in at RG in ’15 and was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate for the second straight season.
  • Helped block for RBs Eddie Lacy (758 rushing yards) and James Starks (601) last season, the first Green Bay duo to both rush for 600-plus yards in the same season since 1985.
  • Opened all 16 contests at RG in 2014 and was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the first time in his career.
  • Helped the offense rank No. 1 in the league in scoring (30.4), No. 6 in yards per game (386.1) and tied for No. 1 in giveaways with a franchise-record 13 in ’14.
  • Blocked for QB Aaron Rodgers as he ranked No. 1 in the NFL in TD/INT ratio (7.60, 38/5), No. 2 in passer rating (112.2), No. 2 in yards per attempt (8.43) and No. 3 in TD passes (38) on his way to earning NFL Most Valuable Player honors from The Associated Press in 2014.
  • Shifted to the right side in 2013, opening all 16 games at RG after starting primarily at LG the previous two seasons.
  • Saw the first action of his career at center in 2013 and has played all five positions on the line during his NFL career.
  • Started all 15 games he appeared in during the 2012 season, opening 12 at LG and three at RT.
  • Opened all 16 games in 2011 (15 at LG, one at RT), one of only two Green Bay offensive linemen (C Scott Wells) to start every regular-season game that season.
  • Part of a prolific offense in ’11 that set franchise records for points (560), total net yards (6,482) and total net passing yards (4,924).
  • Served as a reserve at tackle and guard in 2010, while also getting limited action on defense as an emergency lineman in short-yardage situations due to injuries.
  • Started games at both tackle spots as a rookie in 2009 and became the first Green Bay rookie since Chad Clifton (2000) to start consecutive games at LT.
  • Selected by the Packers in the fourth round (No. 109 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, the team’s first pick after the first round.
  • Signed a contract extension with the team on Aug. 14, 2012.


A four-year letterman, he originally came to Eastern Michigan as a defensive lineman and played one season there before successfully converting to the offensive side and starting his final three seasons at tackle…Started 36 games in all on offense, 10 at RT and 26 at LT, including every game the last two years on the left side…Majored in criminal justice…Senior season (2008): For the second straight year, started all 12 games at LT…Earned first-team All-Mid-American Conference honors and was a Super Sleeper Team selection by The NFL Draft Report…Also was a second-team all-conference pick by the league’s coaches and earned the Harold E. Sponberg Award, given to his team’s top down lineman scholar-athlete…Part of an offense that ranked 20th in the nation with an average of 417.5 yards per game, including three games with more than 550 yards…Was named his team’s Offensive Player of the Week three times – vs. Toledo (Sept. 13), at Army (Oct. 11) and vs. Akron (Oct. 18)…Junior season (2007): Started all 12 games at LT…Named second-team All-MAC by The Gridiron Report…Part of an offensive line that ranked second in the MAC, allowing just 1.42 sacks per game…Selected for a “championship performance” by the coaching staff following the season finale, when the Eagles tallied a season-best 441 yards, went 6 for 6 on fourth-down conversions, and rallied for 20 points in the fourth quarter for a 48-45 win at rival Central Michigan (Nov. 16)…Sophomore season (2006): Started all 12 games, the first 10 at RT and the final two at LT…In consultation with the coaching staff, switched from defensive to offensive line in the offseason with the team very thin up front on offense, and became a starter from Day 1…Switched to jersey No. 50 from No. 93 with the position change…Named the Eagles’ offensive player of the game at Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 30) and was singled out by the coaching staff twice for his special teams work – vs. Central Michigan (Sept. 23) and at Bowling Green (Oct. 14)…Freshman season (2005): Played in all 11 games on the defensive line, one of just seven true freshmen to see game action and earn a letter…Totaled 11 tackles (four solo) and a half-tackle for a loss…Started the season opener at Cincinnati (Sept. 1) as a 250-pound DT and had a season-best two solo and two assisted tackles at Central Michigan (Sept. 24).


Given name Thomas John Lang Jr. …Nicknamed T.J. …Born in Royal Oak, Mich. …Married, wife’s name is Laura…Has a 5-year-old son, John and an infant daughter, Lia…Appeared in the movie Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 with four of his teammates…High school: Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice H.S. …As a senior and team captain, totaled 93 tackles (59 solo), including 18½ sacks, and recovered a fumble…Was nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan and received special mention on the Division 2 all-state team from AP…Named first-team all-state in Division 2 by the Detroit Free Press, which also listed him as No. 33 on the Fab 50 list of the top players in the state…Was named his team’s Lombardi Award winner as the most outstanding lineman and won the defensive line award at the University of Michigan 2004 summer camp…As a junior, was named his team’s most improved lineman and helped lead the team to the state finals…Began his prep career at Lakeland H.S. in White Lake, Mich., earning letters in both football and baseball…Community involvement: Attended the annual holiday party for Families of Children With Cancer…Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Participated in the local United Way NFL Hometown Huddle event, helping build new and refurbish old playground equipment for Nicolet Elementary School in Green Bay…Has also attended the annual PALS Halloween Party and rung bells for The Salvation Army during the holidays…Residence: Northville, Mich.