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Chris Long

Chris Long

Known For: Directing

3 Movies · 33 TV Series

Biography

Christopher Howard Long (born March 28, 1985) is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League for 11 seasons, primarily with the St. Louis Rams. The son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long and older brother of retired guard Kyle Long, he played college football at Virginia where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was selected by the Rams as the second overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, whom he was a member of for eight seasons. Long later played one season for the New England Patriots and two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, winning a Super Bowl title with each. Along with Ken Norton Jr., Deion Sanders, Brandon Browner and Long's teammate LeGarrette Blount, Long is one of only five NFL players to win consecutive Super Bowls for different teams, having won Super Bowl LI with the Patriots and Super Bowl LII with the Eagles. He also received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2018 for his charitable work, which included donating his entire 2017 salary to charity.

Personal Life

On June 22, 2013, Long married Megan O'Malley in Charlottesville, Virginia. O'Malley is a graduate of the University of Virginia and former member of the UVa women's lacrosse team. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Waylon James Long, on March 2, 2016. Their second son, Luke Redding Long, was born on November 26, 2018.In May 2015, Long launched The Chris Long Foundation, which helps raise money for the Waterboys.ORG Initiative, an effort dedicated to building wells for communities in East Africa. In 2017, Long stated that he would donate his entire season's salary to charity, with the money going to a different cause each week. Long said in a statement: "I hope it won’t stop here, but that more people will become inspired to commit energy and resources to our educational system. It will be the number of people invested in this cause that will be the difference maker for a quality education for every student in America. Education is the best gateway to a better tomorrow for EVERYONE in America."In the 2016 presidential election, Long initially endorsed Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. He later distanced himself from him, stating that Johnson had lost him "pretty early" and that "I liked Bernie [Sanders]".

Movies & TV Series

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