Kyle Long Celebrity Life
Born on December 5, 1988, Kyle Long is a retired American football guard. He was born and raised in Ivy, Virginia, and did his schooling from St. Anne's-Belfield School, where he played baseball and football.
For his excellent performance in baseball, he was picked up by for 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Kyle rejected that proposal and pursued his dream of being enrolled at Florida State University.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, he had to leave Florida State and his dreams of going to the university. Long got admission to a community college in California, where he played for the college team.
He played both as a defensive end and in the offensive line during his college days. Kyle left the community college after two years and got transferred to the University of Oregon.
Kyle Long was picked up by the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL draft. He became the first Bears rookie since Johnny Knox in 2009 to reach the Pro Bowl and was named to the NFL.com focus.
As he approached the final year of his rookie season and the possibility of restructuring his contract to remain a member of the Bears, he hesitated for a long time.
Kyle is no stranger to the operating table, having undergone 11 surgeries in his career and missing ten weeks in 2014 after ankle surgery. Kyle has gone through surgeries and operation as many as half a dozen times.
Crammed into a Los Angeles hotel room, Howie Long, father of Kyle and a Hall of Fame player, stayed by Kyle's side when he was undergoing surgeries for his ankle.
You will be surprised to know that his father, Howie Long, has had 11 surgeries in his Hall of Fame career.
After the 2014 season, he made it back to the Pro Bowl and was named the second and only pro at guard. At the start of the 2015 season, Long switched from guard to tackle and was reinstated to the second team All-Pro guard.
In 2015, he played in all 16 regular-season games and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year.
In his first three seasons in the league, Long had been on the left and right sides in the Pro Bowl in each of his previous two seasons. The Chicago Bears signed Long to a one-year, $2.5 million contract extension in July 2015, according to the team.
Long started the Bears' first seven games before the team sidelined him with a foot and a hip injury.
He returned in Week 17 and played well enough to open the 2019 regular season in good health, but he hadn't played a regular-season game till then.
On October 6, Kyle was sent for the starting lineup in a match against Oakland, but he failed to deliver good results, and the team lost the game. As a result, the franchise decided to put Long on the list of injured reserve.
Long has been on a winning team since he was drafted in 2013, and he has been a key part of the team's winning regular-season record ever since.r in the league, Long was credited with just two disposals and a career-high seven tackles lost.
On January 6, 2020, Kyle announced his retirement from football and the NFL league.
Achievements and Accolades
In his seven years of NFL career, he has played a total of 76 games for Chicago Bears. Owing to his excellent gameplay and outstanding performance, he has won several award and achievements over the years:
- 3× Pro Bowl (2013–2015)
- Second-team All-Pro (2014)
- PFWA All-Rookie Team (2013)
- USA Today High School All-American (2007)
- Top 100 Bears players of all time