Howie Long Speaker Profile
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Howie Long Biography
Howie Long was born January 6, 1960, in Charlestown,Massachusetts and is a former National Football League defensive end and actor.He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He is currently astudio analyst for Fox Network's NFL coverage.
Drafted in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, Longwould play 13 seasons for the club wearing the number 75. His very rarecombination of size, strength and quickness made him a fearsome force on theRaiders defensive line, earning eight Pro Bowl selections. Long had highaspirations early in his career. He told Football Digest in 1986 that he wanted"Financial security, and I want to be in the Hall of Fame...That's mygoal...and I'd like to win a few more Super Bowls." Along the way, he wasalso named First-team All-Pro three times (in 1983, '84, and '85) andSecond-team All-Pro twice (in 1986 and 1989). The fact that he was often, ifnot usually, double-teamed by opponents makes these honors that much moreremarkable. He was selected by John Madden to the All-Madden teams in 1984 and1985 and was named to the 10th Anniversary All-Madden team in 1994.
Long was voted both the NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of theYear and the NFLPA AFC Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1985. He capped off astellar 1985 season earning the George S. Halas Trophy for having been votedthe NEA's co-NFL Defensive Player of the Year (along with Andre Tippett).Additionally he was named the Seagrams' Seven Crown NFL Defensive Player of theyear. The following year, 1986, Long was voted the Miller Lite NFL DefensiveLineman of the Year. (Both those awards were taken by polls of NFL players). In1986 Long was voted to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl and was key in helpingthe Raiders record 63 sacks and being the number one defense in the AFC. From1983-86 the Raiders defense recorded 249 sacks, which tied with the ChicagoBears for tops in the NFL over that span.
Long collected 91Â½ sacks during his career (7Â½ are notofficial, as sacks were not an official statistic during his rookie year). Hiscareer high was in 1983 with 13 sacks, including a career-high 5 against theWashington Redskins on October 2, 1983. He also intercepted 2 passes andrecovered 10 fumbles during his 13-year career. At the time of his retirement,he was the last player still with the team who had been a Raider before thefranchise moved to Los Angeles. He won the Super Bowl XVIII title as the leftdefensive end with the Raiders (1983 season), beating the Washington Redskins,as he outplayed the opposing offensive tackle, George Starke, and as thevaunted Redskin running game led by John Riggins had only 90 yards in 32 rushattempts. Long's signature defensive move was the "rip," whichemployed a quick, uppercut-like motion designed to break an opposing blocker'sgrip.
Pro Football Weekly (PFW) named Long as one of the ends onits All-time 3-4 defensive front, along with Lee Roy Selmon, Curley Culp,Lawrence Taylor, Andre Tippett, Randy Gradishar, and Harry Carson. PFW basedits "Ultimate 3-4" team on the vote of over 40 former NFL players,coaches, and scouts.
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Hall of Famer Howie Long Named Keynote Speaker at the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser Banquet
Posted on 11 November 2016 | 6:42 pm
Hall of Famer Howie Long has been announced as this year’s speaker for the annual fundraiser and banquet for the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club. The event will take place on November 11 at the O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall on the campus of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary’s, Indiana. The dinner festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and the food will be served at 7:30pm, and...[Read More]
Posted on 24 June 2015 | 11:03 pm
Oakland Raiders legend Howie Long and his wife Diane have announced that they are going to give back to the school that they feel gave them so much, Villanova University, with a $1 Million dollar commitment donation to the institution. The university is on a quest to raise $600 million dollars through a Comprehensive Capital Campaign to improve certain parts of the school, and thanks to...[Read More]
Posted on 1 April 2014 | 11:42 am
Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame defensive end, Howie Long teams up with Allstate to help one lucky winner score a VIP Trip to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend. Be part of a historic opportunity to name the greatest team of all time. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame by voting for the Allstate Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time Team and...[Read More]
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