PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Kendall Langford is one of the most famous alumni of Petersburg High School and was arguably the best football player ever for the Crimson Wave. Thursday night saw the hometown hero return to his old stomping grounds to be recognized for his generosity and accomplishments.
Langford, who now plays for the St. Louis Rams, donated an unspecified amount of money to get new equipment for the Petersburg High School weight room. Thursday, the Crimson Wave returned the favor, naming the weight room for their former star. The venue is now known as the Langford House of Power, and was unveiled to family and friends during a ceremony.
The hour-long celebration was a tribute to Langford, as former teachers, friends and family spoke on his behalf, and he could not fight back tears while watching a video made for him during the ceremony.
Langford graduated from Petersburg High School in 2004 and attended Hampton University. He was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft and spent the last four seasons. This past March, Langford signed with the St. Louis Rams.
The former Wave standout said during Thursday's ceremony that he's happy to be in a situation where he can give back to his hometown.