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Howie Long Career NFL Stats 1981-1993
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
179
N/A
N/A
N/A
84.0
2
0
0
10
0

 

 

 

Howie Long Childhood

Howard Matthew Moses Long was born on January 6, 1960 in Somerville, MA. He is the son of Margaret Kirk and Howard Long Sr. Growing up, Long was big for his age and athletic but football was not one of the sports he participated in. It was due to him being the size of the older kids and he didn’t want to play with them. It wouldn’t be until high school when Long gave football a shot. 

 

 

 

 

 

Howie Long High School Stats and Awards

Long attended Milford High School. His introduction to high school football was made possible by a chance meeting. Walking to class, Howie was spotted by the high school football coach. He asked Howie to go out for the team. Although he didn’t know anything about playing the game of football, Howie learned quickly. He played well enough that he received college scholarship offers from major college programs. He decided to play college football at Villanova University. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howie Long College Career Stats and Notes

Long played for Villanova from 1977-80. He totaled 313 tackles over his college career. He made the All-East team and received All-American honorable mention as a senior when he led the Wildcats in sacks. Long was the MVP of the 1980 Blue-Gray Football Classic as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1983, 1984, 1985

2nd Team: 1986, 1989

Pro Bowl Selections
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 1992, 1993
Defensive Player of the Year Award
1985
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XVIII

Member of 1980s All-Decade Team

 

Howie Long NFL Career Stats and Notes

Long was the 48th pick in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Howie spent his entire 13 year career with the Raiders franchise, retiring after 1993 season as part of the Los Angeles Raiders. He helped the Raiders win their third Super Bowl title in 1984 as they beat the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII. Long was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howie Long Best NFL Years

Howie didn’t have a long career but he did have some great years. From 1983-85, Long was one of the best defensive linemen in the league. He totaled 35 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries during that stretch. For his strong play, Howie made First Team All-Pro and the Pro Bowl each of those years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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