Debut: Round 7, 1998 vs Port Adelaide, aged 22 years, 67 days
1025th Carlton Player
Games: 3 (8 AFL games in total)
Goals: 1 (5 AFL goals in total)
Last Game: Round 9, 1998 vs North Melbourne, aged 22 years, 81 days
Guernsey No. 44 (1988 - 1989).
DOB: 3 March, 1976
Lang played 5 games with the Sydney Swans in 1994 and was later rookie listed by Carlton and played 3 games from round 7-9 in 1998. He was a 191 cm forward who could kick goals. In the reserves he could mark on the lead - he wasn't a pack marker - from 40 metres out on the boundary and slot it through. His shots on an angle were a real highlight, and surely signs of a youth spent in the pocket. Unfortunately, Lang was also only 78kg and wasn't of the size to be a key forward in the AFL.
He remained on the rookie list from 1997 to 1999 but did not manage a senior game in either of the 1997 or 1999 seasons and was not retained beyond 1999.
In 2000, Damian Lang headed off to play with VFL club Coburg-Fitzroy with ex-Blues teammates Matthew Hogg and Damien Lock. Lang then headed to Ovens & Murray team Wangaratta Magpies for the 2002 season.
Lang was originally recruited from Leeton, NSW.