Player Bio

Kyle Long
G #75
Height:
6-6
Weight:
328
Age:
26
College:
Oregon
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

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3
GS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 31 31
2014 CHI 15 15
2013 CHI 16 16

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons, becoming the first offensive lineman in franchise history to receive the honor in each of his first two professional football seasons and 10th Bears player ever to accomplish the feat overall (D. Hester, B. Urlacher, M. Carrier, G. Sayers, D. Butkus, M. Ditka, R. Casares, H. Hill, F. Williams)… Has started 31 contests at RG during NFL career… Helped pave way for 1,000-yard rusher in each of his two NFL seasons (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), the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl squad since 2009 (J.Knox) and the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl as a non-specialist since 2000 (B.Urlacher)… Was part of an offensive unit that set franchise records in total net yards, gross passing yards, net passing yards, passing touchdowns and first downs gained in 2013… Helped Bears score 445 points scored in 2013, second most in franchise history to the ’85 squad… Was part of an offensive line in 2013 that allowed the franchise’s lowest sack percentage (4.9) since 1982.
PRO CAREER: Named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons, becoming the first offensive lineman in franchise history to receive the honor in each of his first two professional football seasons and 10th Bears player ever to accomplish the feat overall (D. Hester, B. Urlacher, M. Carrier, G. Sayers, D. Butkus, M. Ditka, R. Casares, H. Hill, F. Williams)… Has started 31 contests at RG during NFL career… Helped pave way for 1,000-yard rusher in each of his two NFL seasons (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), the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl squad since 2009 (J.Knox) and the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl as a non-specialist since 2000 (B.Urlacher)… Was part of an offensive unit that set franchise records in total net yards, gross passing yards, net passing yards, passing touchdowns and first downs gained in 2013… Helped Bears score 445 points scored in 2013, second most in franchise history to the ’85 squad… Was part of an offensive line in 2013 that allowed the franchise’s lowest sack percentage (4.9) since 1982.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2014 - Pro Bowl; Second-team All-Pro (AP). 2013 - Pro Bowl; All-Rookie (PFWA, Gil Brandt & Mel Kiper).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Signed 4-year contract with  a 5th year option with the Bears (5/18/13). SIGNED through 2017

2014 SEASON: Named to second-consecutive Pro Bowl after starting 15 contests at RG for the Bears… Inactive Game 15 due to hip injury… Helped pave way for 1,000-yard rusher for second-consecutive season as Matt Forte gained 1,038 yards. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-15

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 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 and its 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 freshman at 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 two-way lineman in football and as a left-handed pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team… Earned All-state honors in both sports as a sophomore, junior and senior… Named to the Division II All-State team as both a defensive and offensive lineman as a junior… In his last two seasons, he led the football team to back-to-back state championships… After his senior year, he participated in the U.S. Army All-American Game… In baseball, he was selected in the 23rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox, but decided to accept a baseball scholarship to Florida State instead... Brother, Chris, plays defensive end for the St. Louis Rams and father, Howie, was an all-pro defensive end for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.

Recent Articles

  • Long determined to keep improving

    Posted Jun 10, 2015

    Kyle Long is the only offensive lineman in Bears history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons. But that doesn’t mean the 2013 first-round pick is satisfied.

  • Long shows his appreciation for Garza

    Posted Apr 2, 2015

    After learning that the Bears had released veteran center Roberto Garza, guard Kyle Long expressed his appreciation for his now former teammate via a series of Tweets.

  • Long given Bears player of year award

    Posted Mar 5, 2015

    Guard Kyle Long was honored as the Bears player of the year Wednesday night at the 27th Annual Comcast SportsNet Awards at the Hilton Chicago.

  • Long's rapid rise continues unabated

    Posted Dec 24, 2014

    After playing only a handful of games at Oregon, guard Kyle Long's rapid emergence has enabled him to garner Pro Bowl recognition in each of his first two seasons.

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