Finished second on the team with 73 tackles from his defensive tackle position, including 8.0 for loss and five sacks. Long, who had three games with 10 or more tackles this year, ranked second in the Mountain West among defensive lineman with 5.6 stops per game. He finished the season with career high-high marks in all major defensive categories en route to picking up his first career all-conference award with a second-team MW selection.
Starter in 10 of 13 outings, including the last seven contests ... Midseason and postseason all-MWC third team by Phil Steele Magazine ... Career-high six tackles for loss and had 30 stops overall ... Started his first game since his freshman campaign, doing so at defensive tackle against Nicholls ... Had two stops, including one behind the line of scrimmage, in the win vs. the Colonels ... Tied for team lead with eight tackles at NMSU, highlighted by a sack for a seven-yard loss ... Two stops and a half TFL at No. 25 Missouri ... Two tackles for loss as a reserve in the win over Utah State ... Made a stop behind the line of scrimmage in the first four contests of 2010 ... Two tackles vs. BYU and Air Force ... Starter at New Mexico and Wyoming ... Had a tackle in 20 straight games, a streak that was stopped against Colorado State ... Blocked his first career field goal attempt against CSU ... Recovered his first career fumble in the end zone and added an assisted tackle at TCU ... Had four tackles against UNLV, including 1.5 for a loss and a half sack ... Made two stops vs. Navy.
Played all 12 contests as a reserve on the defensive line ... Posted 23 tackles and 1.5 sacks ... Had at least one stop in all 12 outings ... One tackle in each of first four games ... Tallied a sack for a loss of six yards in the opener with UCLA ... Two stops in the win over NMSU and four vs. BYU ... Contributed two tackles, including a half sack, against New Mexico ... Had two tackles (one solo) vs. TCU ... Made one stop against Wyoming ... Made a season-high five tackles at Utah ... Concluded 2009 with two tackles at UNLV.
One of two true freshmen to log a start ... Started seven total contests and was a reserve in four others ... Compiled 37 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack ... Saw action in the team's opener with Cal Poly as a reserve ... Made four tackles ... Injured his ankle vs. the Mustangs and played limited minutes at Notre Dame ... DNP at San Jose State ... Logged an assisted tackle in his first career start vs. Idaho ... Best performance of the season at TCU, making nine tackles ... Six assisted stops against Air Force ... Starter at UNM, making five tackles ... Had four tackles with his first career stop for a loss vs. CSU ... Starter again at Wyoming and had one tackle ... First career sack at BYU, recording seven total tackles on the afternoon.
Recorded 68 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery as a senior at Morro Bay High School under coach John Andree ... 2007 first-team pick on the defensive line by CalHiSports.com ... Named the Los Padres League Lineman of the Year in 2007 ... All-San Luis Obispo County first team defensive lineman and all-CIF-SS Northwest Division defensive team honors ... The Pirates had a 10-0 regular season record and won their first outright Los Padres League title since 1971 during his senior campaign ... Served as team captain in 2007 ... Also played tight end at Morro Bay, garnering first-team all-league accolades as a junior ... Member of the Pirates' wrestling team, earning three league titles and placing fourth at the CIF meet as a junior in the heavyweight division.
Born April 9, 1990, in Riverside, Calif. ... Son of Julie Long ... Is a math major.