1960 – He was born on the 6th day of January of this year in Somerville, Massachusetts. He attended Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Milford Hall of Fame. Long was an all-around athlete, playing football, basketball, and track. He was named to the Scholastic Coach All-America team as a senior.
1980 - He was a four-year letterman at Villanova and was selected to play in the Blue-Gray game and was named the MVP in this year.
1981 - Drafted in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, Long would play 13 seasons for the club wear the number 75. Long was a fearsome force on the Raiders defensive line.
1982 - Long has been married since June 27 of this year, to the former Diane Addonizio and they have three sons, one of whom, Christopher, plays football at the University of Virginia. The family resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.
1983 - His career high was in this year with 13 sacks, including a career-high 5 against the Washington Redskins on the 2nd day October 1983. He also intercepted 2 passes and recovered 10 fumbles during his 13-year career.
1985 – He was voted the NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year in this year and the NFLPA AFC Defensive Lineman of the Year that same season.
1986 - He was second team All-Pro in this year and 1989.
1993 - After his retirement from the NFL following this year’s season, Long pursued an acting career, focused mainly on action films, including Firestorm, a 1998 film in which he starred. He also appears in the movie Broken Arrow alongside John Travolta.
2000 – He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in this year.
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