NFL debut: 9/21/14 (at PHI)
Selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (78th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Played in five games as a rookie... Inactive at HOU (9/7) and vs. JAX (9/14)... Made NFL debut on special teams at PHI (9/21)... Played on offense and special teams vs. NYG (9/25)... Inactive vs. SEA (10/6), at ARI (10/12), vs. TEN (10/19), at DAL (10/27), at MIN (11/2) and vs. TB (11/16)... Active but did not play at SF (11/23)... Inactive at IND (11/30)... Active but did not play vs. STL (12/7)... Appeared on special teams at NYG (12/14)... Contributed on offense and special teams vs. PHI (12/20) and vs. DAL (12/28).
Played at Nebraska from 2009-13, blossoming from a walk-on into starting all 33 career games in which he played for the Huskers... As a senior in 2013, started the first six games at right guard before suffering a knee injury at Purdue... In 2012, was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten honoree after starting every game at right guard for a second straight season and helping the Nebraska offense lead the Big Ten in both rushing offense and total offense. Earned second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and Walter Camp... Started every game in 2011, helping the Huskers top 200 rushing yards seven times, including a trio of 300-yard rushing games (Washington, Wyoming and a season-high 346 yards at Minnesota). Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media... Redshirted as a walk-on in 2009 and did not appear in game action in 2010... One of 16 football student-athletes to earn prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, which carries an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, which he intends to put toward medical school.
Attended Elkhorn (Neb.) H.S., where he helped the Antlers to a 7-3 record in their first season of Class A participation in 2008... Was an honorable mention all-area selection... Was also a member of the Antlers’ 2008 state championship baseball team. Thrice named an Academic All-Big Ten selection and was a Capital One/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American in 2013... Son of Doug and Ann Long. Brother, Jake, was his teammate at Nebraska... Born Nov. 8, 1990.
Quickly became involved in the community as a rookie in 2014... Raised money for Redskins Read book drive to help promote literacy... Assisted teammate Tyler Polumbus at Tyler’s Kids Outreach Extreme Recess, a football camp for children with physical and developmental disabilities... Stressed the importance of staying on the right path on a panel at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center... Visited hematology patients at a Washington, D.C. Ronald McDonald House... Welcomed Richmond children to training camp at the Bon Secours training camp facility in Richmond... Greeted fans before a cooking demonstration and Q&A about healthy eating habits at Fit Fest in Richmond.
Washington Redskins Guard Spencer Long talks about improving as an offensive lineman and competing for a starting job.
Redskins Guard Spencer Long talks to the media after the Week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Shawn Lauvao, free agent addition, and Spencer Long, 2014 3rd round draft pick, discuss how their play has evolved since OTAs.