PRO CAREER: 3-time Pro Bowler, becoming first Bears player since Brian Urlacher (2000-02) to be named to the Pro Bowlin each of his first three professional football seasons and seventh Bears player to accomplish the feat overall: Long, Urlacher, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Rick Casares and Harlon Hill... Started 47 games (31 at RG and 16 at RT) inthree NFL seasons (2013-15) with Chicago... First Bears offensive lineman ever to be named to Pro Bowl in each of his firstthree professional football seasons... Since entering the NFL in 2013, the Bears have allowed the 4th fewest sacks (105) inthe league... Helped pave way for 1,000-yard rusher twice (M. Forte: 1,339 in 2013 and 1,038 in 2014)... Named to the PFWA’s All-Rookie team in 2013... Was the first Bears offensive lineman to reach the Pro Bowl since 2006 (R.Brown/O.Kreutz), thefirst Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl squad since 2009 (J.Knox) and the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl as anon-specialist since 2000 (B.Urlacher).
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2015 - Pro Bowl. 2014 - Pro Bowl; Second-team All-Pro (AP). 2013 - Pro Bowl; All-Rookie (PFWA, GilBrandt & Mel Kiper).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Signed 4-yearcontract with a 5th year option with the Bears (5/18/13). SIGNED through 2017
2015 SEASON: Started all 16 games at RT, en route to being named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl... Made his first careerstart at RT in Week 1 after spending his first two NFL seasons at RG... Helped the Bears offense to franchise’s fourthhighestsingle-season gross passing total in 2015 (3,843 yards). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Named to second-consecutive Pro Bowl after starting 15 contests at RG for the Bears... InactiveGame 15 due to hip injury... Helped pave way for 1,000-yard rusher for second-consecutive season as Matt Forte gained1,038 yards. 2013 - Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl and multiple All-Rookie teams after starting all 16 games at RG...Helped the Bears offense set numerous franchise marks including total net yards, gross passing yards, net passing yards,passing touchdowns and first downs gained... Helped the offensive line achieve its lowest sack total (30) since 2008 andits lowest sack percentage (4.9) since 1982.
COLLEGE: Played in 11 games at Oregon, starting his final 5 contests at LG in 2012... At Saddleback (Mission Viejo, Cal.)Community College was a LT for 11 games in 2011 and a reserve defensive end for 11 contests in 2010... Red-shirted as a freshmanat Florida State after accepting a baseball scholarship from the university.PERSONAL: Attended St. Anne’s-Belfield (Ivy, Va.) High School, playing football for head coach John Blake... Competed as a twowaylineman in football and as a left-handed pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team... Earned All-state honors in bothsports as a sophomore, junior and senior... Named to the Division II All-State team as both a defensive and offensive lineman asa junior... In his last two seasons, he led the football team to back-to-back state championships... In baseball, he was selectedin the 23rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox, but decided to accept a baseball scholarshipto Florida State... Brother, Chris, was a first round draft pick (2nd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Ramsand father, Howie, was an all-pro defensive end for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.
The Bears locked up one of their most important players Wednesday, signing offensive lineman Kyle Long to a four-year contract extension through 2021.
Appearing on the Bears Coaches Show, John Fox expressed optimism about Kyle Long's return from injury, saying: "hopefully he'll be full go here shortly."
Three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday for the first time since hurting his calf last Thursday.
The offensive line that steps on the field when the Bears open training camp next week will be dramatically different than the one that spent last summer in Bourbonnais.
Kyle Long addresses the media Thursday at Halas Hall.
Offensive lineman Kyle Long meets with the media after Friday's practice at Halas Hall.
Kyle Long and Inside the Bears co-host Lauren Screeden check out the Saved by the Bell themed restaurant in Wicker Park.
Lauren Screeden is joined by Kyle Long in studio to talk about the Bears' performance against the Texans.