Chicago Bears, 2013 First Round Draft Pick
In his 2013-14 rookie year campaign with the Chicago Bears, Kyle Long became the team’s first offensive rookie since Gale Sayers to be named to the NFL Pro Bowl. In his first year in the league Long was credited with giving up only two sacks during the regular season on a total of 1,079 snaps. Long was named to both the NFL.com All-Rookie Team and the Pro Football Focus All-Rookie Team. Long has been selected to the the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons in the league.
Long was selected as the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He continues the family tradition of playing in the NFL following his father Howie, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and brother Chris, a defensive standout for the St. Louis Rams.
During his junior year at the University of Oregon, he helped lead the Ducks to victory over Kansas State in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. During the 2011 season, Long played football at Saddleback Junior College after transferring from Florida State University where he played baseball under scholarship. Prior to that, he was selected in the 23rd round by the Chicago White Sox in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.
In 2019, loNG partnered with iRacing and the 2019 eNASCARPEAK Antifreeze iRacingSeries entering two cars into the series under the team name Mode Motorsports.
The Charlottesville, VA native was a two-sport All-American in baseball and football at St. Anne’s-Belfield High School.