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Chris Long
DE #91
Height:
6-3
Weight:
268
Age:
30
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Santa Monica, CA
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2015):

TCKL
19
SCK
3.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 246 194 52 54.5 0 8 0 0 -- 0 0 8 5
2015 STL 12 5 19 9 10 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 STL 6 6 5 5 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 STL 16 16 40 33 7 8.5 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2012 STL 16 16 33 25 8 11.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 STL 16 16 37 31 6 13.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2010 STL 16 16 29 26 3 8.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2009 STL 16 4 43 33 10 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2008 STL 16 16 40 32 8 4.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 SEA W 34-31 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @WAS L 10-24 6 1 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT L 6-12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @ARI W 24-22 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @GB L 10-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CLE W 24-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 SF W 27-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @MIN L 18-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CHI L 13-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @BAL L 13-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CIN L 7-31 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 ARI L 3-27 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DET W 21-14 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 TB W 31-23 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @SEA W 23-17 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
17 @SF L 16-19 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by St. Louis in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/26/08).

PRO: Eight-year veteran, has started 90 of 102 games played...notched over 280 career tackles...logged 51.5 career sacks, posted double-digit sacks in 2011 and 2012 seasons...scored his first career touchdown in 2013 off a recovered fumble...collected 15 quarterback hits for the team lead in 2009, after recording 16 quarterback pressures in his rookie campaign in 2008.

2014 SEASON: Started six games after serving 10 weeks on injured/reserve...collected 20 tackles (10 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery...vs. Minnesota (9/7): Recorded four assisted tackles and one quarterback pressure...left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury.placed on reserve/injured (9/11/14), designated to return...activated from reserve/injured (11/29)...vs. Oakland (11/30): Recorded 1.0 sack and recovered a fumble caused by DE Robert Quinn...also had six tackles (five solo)...at Washington (12/7): Recorded three tackles (two solo)...vs. Arizona (12/11): Registered four tackles (two solo) and one hit on the quarterback.

2013 SEASON: Started 16 games...notched 50 tackles (27 solo), 8.5 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown...at Atlanta (9/15): Recorded eight tackles (four solo), including two tackles for loss, and one quarterback pressure...vs. San Francisco (9/26): Recorded two solo tackles...recorded his first sack of the season and increased his career total 42.5...vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Notched his second sack of the season..also had three quarterback hits and one quarterback pressure...recorded three tackles (two solo) and forced one fumble...at Houston (10/13): Sacked QB Matt Schaub to mark his third consecutive week with a sack...recorded three tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed...forced one fumble for the second week in a row...vs. Seattle (10/28): Notched a season high and tied a career high with 3.0 sacks... marked his third career game with 3.0 sacks...also added two tackles (one solo), including one for loss...at Indianapolis (11/10): Recovered a DE Robert Quinn forced fumble for 45 yards and his first career touchdown...added one sack...recorded four tackles (three solo)...also finished with two quarterback pressures and two hits on the quarterback...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Recorded one solo tackle...sacked Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon...added three quarterback pressures and one hit on the quarterback...at Seattle (12/29): Sacked QB Russell Wilson.

2012 SEASON: Led Rams in sacks for second consecutive season with 11.5...also led team 50 quarterback pressures and 25 quarterback hits...led team with career-high 13.0 sacks in 2011...vs. Washington (9/16): Started at left defensive end...recorded five tackles (two solo) and five quarterback pressures...at Chicago (9/23): Recorded his first two sacks of the season...added three tackles...vs. Arizona (10/4): Totaled two tackles (one solo)...recorded his third sack of the season...at Miami (10/14): Registered his fourth sack of the season...recorded four tackles (three solo)...at San Francisco (11/11): Recorded his fifth sack of the season...tallied four tackles (three solo)...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Recorded two sacks, his sixth and seventh of the season...at Tampa Bay (12/23): Recorded two tackles (one solo)...added one sack and six quarterback pressures...at Seattle (12/30): Recorded the second three-sack game of his career...finished the season with a team-leading 11.5 sacks.

2011 SEASON: Started all 16 games at left defensive end...posted a career-high 13.0 sacks, seventh most in the NFL...added 33 tackles and 16 quarterback pressures...vs. Philadelphia (9/11): Recorded first sack of the season when he dropped QB Michael Vick for a 5-yard loss to force Philadelphia to punt on its opening drive...posted one solo tackle...at New York Giants (9/19): Took down Giants QB Eli Manning in the fourth quarter, his second sack of the season...also recorded one pass defensed....vs. Baltimore (9/25): Sacked QB Joe Flacco for a 2-yard loss in the fourth quarter to give him 3.0 sacks on the season and at least 1.0 in the first three games of the season… marked the third time in his career that he has recorded at least 1.0 sacks in three-consecutive games...vs. New Orleans (10/30): Sacked QB Drew Brees three times to give him 6.0 sacks on the season, most among Rams...first-career game with 3.0 sacks and third-career game with 2.0 or more...at Arizona (11/6): Started at left defensive end...recorded a takedown of QB John Skelton for a loss of 16 yards...also made two tackles (one solo) and caused one fumble...at Cleveland (11/13): Sacked QB Colt McCoy for a 1-yard loss...marked his fifth, fourth-quarter sack of the season...lead the league in fourth-quarter sacks...vs. Seattle (11/20): Sacked QB Tarvaris Jackson, a new career high...has at least one sack in four-consecutive games, tying a career high...vs. Arizona (11/27): Recorded one sack...with the sack, Long and his father Howie became just the second father-son combo to record a 10-sack season since the statistic became official in 1982...also set a new career high for consecutive games with a sack with at least one sack in each of the Rams’ last five games...also tallied four tackles (two solo)...at San Francisco (12/4): Notched two sacks in the first half of play...last two-sack game came against San Diego (10/17/10)...pushed his sack streak to six consecutive games, a new career long...vs. Cincinnati (12/18): Recorded 13th sack of season, giving him at least one sack in seven of last eight games...tied for 5th in the league for most sacks this season.

2010 SEASON: Started 16 games at LDE and posted a career-high 8.5 sacks, second most among Rams’ defenders...led the team with 16 quarterback pressures and 21 quarterback hits...vs. Arizona (9/12): Notched two QB hits and two QB pressures... vs. Seattle (10/3): Shared a sack with DE George Selvie in the fourth quarter, his first of the season...finished with three tackles (one solo)...vs. San Diego (10/17): Sacked Chargers QB Philip Rivers twice, giving him 2.5 on the season...marked the second game of his career with 2.0 sacks...at Tampa Bay (10/24): Sacked QB Josh Freeman for a 14-yard loss and forced a fumble... vs. Carolina (10/31): Recovered a fumble in the third quarter that resulted in a Rams touchdown...recorded a sack, giving him three consecutive games with at least 1.0 sacks for the second time in his career...at San Francisco (11/14): Combined with LB James Laurinaitis for an 8-yard loss on the first drive of the game...marked Long’s fourth consecutive game with at least a 1.0 sack...added four tackles (one solo) and one pass deflected...at Denver (11/28): Sacked Broncos QB Kyle Orton for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter...added one solo tackle and one pass defensed...vs. Kansas City (12/19): Recorded a sack on QB Matt Cassel and added one tackle...vs. San Francisco (12/26): Sacked QB Alex Smith and forced a fumble on a third-down play late in the fourth quarter...added one solo tackle

2009 SEASON: Started four of 16 games played...posted 51 tackles (28 solo)...ranked second on the team with a career-high 5.0 sacks...led the team with 15 quarterback hits and nine quarterback pressures...at Jacksonville (10/18): Tallied six tackles (two solo)...added two quarterback hits and two pressures...vs. Houston (12/20): Started at left defensive end...posted two solo tackles...also recorded two quarterback pressures and one quarterback hit...at Arizona (12/27): Established a then career-high 5.0 sacks after he took down Cardinals QB Kurt Warner for a 5-yard loss on a sack-forced fumble in the fourth quarter...compiled a defensive performance of three solo tackles, 1.0 sack, two tackles for losses, a forced fumble and two quarterback hits.

2008 SEASON: Started every game in rookie campaign...led the team with 16 quarterback pressures...his 4.0 sacks tied for second among NFC rookies...vs. New York Giants (9/14): Made four tackles (three solo) and first career sack for an 11-yard loss...at Seattle (9/21): Led defensive linemen with eight tackles (six solo)...vs. Buffalo (9/28): Made seven tackles (two solo) tying for the lead in tackles among defensive linemen and had 1.0 sack...at New England (10/26): Made five tackles (three solo) with a then career-high 2.0 sacks for a 15-yard loss.

COLLEGE: His 21.0 career sacks tied for seventh on Virginia’s all-time list...voted team captain as a junior and senior...as a senior, tied for third in the nation with 14.0 sacks...ranked 14th in the nation with 19 tackles for loss and made 23 quarterback pressures...made one interception, caused two forced fumbles and nine passes defensed...unanimous All-America and All- Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection...named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and recipient of the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end...Dudley Award winner as the top collegiate player in the state of Virginia...finalist for the Vince Lombardi Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Ronnie Lott Trophy...had jersey retired prior to final home game...tied a career high with 10 tackles (four solo) against Maryland to earn ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors... added 2.0 sacks, one for a safety, and one pass defensed...received Ned McDonald Award as team’s top defensive player, the Colonel F.C. McCue Award as the team’s most outstanding interior lineman and the Joe Palumbo Award honoring the player for self-sacrifice, dedication and enthusiasm as a junior...majored in sociology in college.

PERSONAL: Born Christopher Howard Long in Santa Monica, Calif...attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va... named 2003 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia and rated as the second-best player in the state by Charlottesville Daily Progress...three-time first-team All-State selection on both offense and defense...selected conference Defensive Player of the Year his final two seasons and was selected Student Sports Junior All-American in 2002...registered 91 tackles (44 solo) and 15.0 sacks as a senior to help his team to an undefeated season and a state championship...also recorded 72 pancake blocks on offense...also played basketball, lacrosse and baseball...won the 2003 YMCA Slam Dunk Contest for high school students... father, Howie Long, played in the NFL for 13 seasons and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame following seven Pro Bowl appearances and two Defensive Player of the Year awards...has two brothers: Kyle, plays guard for the Chicago Bears and Howie Jr., serves as a player personnel assistant with the Oakland Raiders...related to Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel (1926)... launched The Chris Long Foundation in 2015 which raises money for “Water Boys,” a signature initiative dedicated to building wells for communities in East Africa...also serves as the honorary chair for the American Red Cross Blood Drive & Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, participated in the Make-A-Wish Celebrity Server dinner, Big Plays Little Wishes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Joe Buck Golf Classic to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by St. Louis in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/26/08).

PRO: Eight-year veteran, has started 90 of 102 games played...notched over 280 career tackles...logged 51.5 career sacks, posted double-digit sacks in 2011 and 2012 seasons...scored his first career touchdown in 2013 off a recovered fumble...collected 15 quarterback hits for the team lead in 2009, after recording 16 quarterback pressures in his rookie campaign in 2008.

2014 SEASON: Started six games after serving 10 weeks on injured/reserve...collected 20 tackles (10 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery...vs. Minnesota (9/7): Recorded four assisted tackles and one quarterback pressure...left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury.placed on reserve/injured (9/11/14), designated to return...activated from reserve/injured (11/29)...vs. Oakland (11/30): Recorded 1.0 sack and recovered a fumble caused by DE Robert Quinn...also had six tackles (five solo)...at Washington (12/7): Recorded three tackles (two solo)...vs. Arizona (12/11): Registered four tackles (two solo) and one hit on the quarterback.

2013 SEASON: Started 16 games...notched 50 tackles (27 solo), 8.5 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown...at Atlanta (9/15): Recorded eight tackles (four solo), including two tackles for loss, and one quarterback pressure...vs. San Francisco (9/26): Recorded two solo tackles...recorded his first sack of the season and increased his career total 42.5...vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Notched his second sack of the season..also had three quarterback hits and one quarterback pressure...recorded three tackles (two solo) and forced one fumble...at Houston (10/13): Sacked QB Matt Schaub to mark his third consecutive week with a sack...recorded three tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed...forced one fumble for the second week in a row...vs. Seattle (10/28): Notched a season high and tied a career high with 3.0 sacks... marked his third career game with 3.0 sacks...also added two tackles (one solo), including one for loss...at Indianapolis (11/10): Recovered a DE Robert Quinn forced fumble for 45 yards and his first career touchdown...added one sack...recorded four tackles (three solo)...also finished with two quarterback pressures and two hits on the quarterback...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Recorded one solo tackle...sacked Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon...added three quarterback pressures and one hit on the quarterback...at Seattle (12/29): Sacked QB Russell Wilson.

2012 SEASON: Led Rams in sacks for second consecutive season with 11.5...also led team 50 quarterback pressures and 25 quarterback hits...led team with career-high 13.0 sacks in 2011...vs. Washington (9/16): Started at left defensive end...recorded five tackles (two solo) and five quarterback pressures...at Chicago (9/23): Recorded his first two sacks of the season...added three tackles...vs. Arizona (10/4): Totaled two tackles (one solo)...recorded his third sack of the season...at Miami (10/14): Registered his fourth sack of the season...recorded four tackles (three solo)...at San Francisco (11/11): Recorded his fifth sack of the season...tallied four tackles (three solo)...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Recorded two sacks, his sixth and seventh of the season...at Tampa Bay (12/23): Recorded two tackles (one solo)...added one sack and six quarterback pressures...at Seattle (12/30): Recorded the second three-sack game of his career...finished the season with a team-leading 11.5 sacks.

2011 SEASON: Started all 16 games at left defensive end...posted a career-high 13.0 sacks, seventh most in the NFL...added 33 tackles and 16 quarterback pressures...vs. Philadelphia (9/11): Recorded first sack of the season when he dropped QB Michael Vick for a 5-yard loss to force Philadelphia to punt on its opening drive...posted one solo tackle...at New York Giants (9/19): Took down Giants QB Eli Manning in the fourth quarter, his second sack of the season...also recorded one pass defensed....vs. Baltimore (9/25): Sacked QB Joe Flacco for a 2-yard loss in the fourth quarter to give him 3.0 sacks on the season and at least 1.0 in the first three games of the season… marked the third time in his career that he has recorded at least 1.0 sacks in three-consecutive games...vs. New Orleans (10/30): Sacked QB Drew Brees three times to give him 6.0 sacks on the season, most among Rams...first-career game with 3.0 sacks and third-career game with 2.0 or more...at Arizona (11/6): Started at left defensive end...recorded a takedown of QB John Skelton for a loss of 16 yards...also made two tackles (one solo) and caused one fumble...at Cleveland (11/13): Sacked QB Colt McCoy for a 1-yard loss...marked his fifth, fourth-quarter sack of the season...lead the league in fourth-quarter sacks...vs. Seattle (11/20): Sacked QB Tarvaris Jackson, a new career high...has at least one sack in four-consecutive games, tying a career high...vs. Arizona (11/27): Recorded one sack...with the sack, Long and his father Howie became just the second father-son combo to record a 10-sack season since the statistic became official in 1982...also set a new career high for consecutive games with a sack with at least one sack in each of the Rams’ last five games...also tallied four tackles (two solo)...at San Francisco (12/4): Notched two sacks in the first half of play...last two-sack game came against San Diego (10/17/10)...pushed his sack streak to six consecutive games, a new career long...vs. Cincinnati (12/18): Recorded 13th sack of season, giving him at least one sack in seven of last eight games...tied for 5th in the league for most sacks this season.

2010 SEASON: Started 16 games at LDE and posted a career-high 8.5 sacks, second most among Rams’ defenders...led the team with 16 quarterback pressures and 21 quarterback hits...vs. Arizona (9/12): Notched two QB hits and two QB pressures... vs. Seattle (10/3): Shared a sack with DE George Selvie in the fourth quarter, his first of the season...finished with three tackles (one solo)...vs. San Diego (10/17): Sacked Chargers QB Philip Rivers twice, giving him 2.5 on the season...marked the second game of his career with 2.0 sacks...at Tampa Bay (10/24): Sacked QB Josh Freeman for a 14-yard loss and forced a fumble... vs. Carolina (10/31): Recovered a fumble in the third quarter that resulted in a Rams touchdown...recorded a sack, giving him three consecutive games with at least 1.0 sacks for the second time in his career...at San Francisco (11/14): Combined with LB James Laurinaitis for an 8-yard loss on the first drive of the game...marked Long’s fourth consecutive game with at least a 1.0 sack...added four tackles (one solo) and one pass deflected...at Denver (11/28): Sacked Broncos QB Kyle Orton for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter...added one solo tackle and one pass defensed...vs. Kansas City (12/19): Recorded a sack on QB Matt Cassel and added one tackle...vs. San Francisco (12/26): Sacked QB Alex Smith and forced a fumble on a third-down play late in the fourth quarter...added one solo tackle

2009 SEASON: Started four of 16 games played...posted 51 tackles (28 solo)...ranked second on the team with a career-high 5.0 sacks...led the team with 15 quarterback hits and nine quarterback pressures...at Jacksonville (10/18): Tallied six tackles (two solo)...added two quarterback hits and two pressures...vs. Houston (12/20): Started at left defensive end...posted two solo tackles...also recorded two quarterback pressures and one quarterback hit...at Arizona (12/27): Established a then career-high 5.0 sacks after he took down Cardinals QB Kurt Warner for a 5-yard loss on a sack-forced fumble in the fourth quarter...compiled a defensive performance of three solo tackles, 1.0 sack, two tackles for losses, a forced fumble and two quarterback hits.

2008 SEASON: Started every game in rookie campaign...led the team with 16 quarterback pressures...his 4.0 sacks tied for second among NFC rookies...vs. New York Giants (9/14): Made four tackles (three solo) and first career sack for an 11-yard loss...at Seattle (9/21): Led defensive linemen with eight tackles (six solo)...vs. Buffalo (9/28): Made seven tackles (two solo) tying for the lead in tackles among defensive linemen and had 1.0 sack...at New England (10/26): Made five tackles (three solo) with a then career-high 2.0 sacks for a 15-yard loss.

COLLEGE: His 21.0 career sacks tied for seventh on Virginia’s all-time list...voted team captain as a junior and senior...as a senior, tied for third in the nation with 14.0 sacks...ranked 14th in the nation with 19 tackles for loss and made 23 quarterback pressures...made one interception, caused two forced fumbles and nine passes defensed...unanimous All-America and All- Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection...named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and recipient of the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end...Dudley Award winner as the top collegiate player in the state of Virginia...finalist for the Vince Lombardi Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Ronnie Lott Trophy...had jersey retired prior to final home game...tied a career high with 10 tackles (four solo) against Maryland to earn ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors... added 2.0 sacks, one for a safety, and one pass defensed...received Ned McDonald Award as team’s top defensive player, the Colonel F.C. McCue Award as the team’s most outstanding interior lineman and the Joe Palumbo Award honoring the player for self-sacrifice, dedication and enthusiasm as a junior...majored in sociology in college.

PERSONAL: Born Christopher Howard Long in Santa Monica, Calif...attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va... named 2003 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia and rated as the second-best player in the state by Charlottesville Daily Progress...three-time first-team All-State selection on both offense and defense...selected conference Defensive Player of the Year his final two seasons and was selected Student Sports Junior All-American in 2002...registered 91 tackles (44 solo) and 15.0 sacks as a senior to help his team to an undefeated season and a state championship...also recorded 72 pancake blocks on offense...also played basketball, lacrosse and baseball...won the 2003 YMCA Slam Dunk Contest for high school students... father, Howie Long, played in the NFL for 13 seasons and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame following seven Pro Bowl appearances and two Defensive Player of the Year awards...has two brothers: Kyle, plays guard for the Chicago Bears and Howie Jr., serves as a player personnel assistant with the Oakland Raiders...related to Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel (1926)... launched The Chris Long Foundation in 2015 which raises money for “Water Boys,” a signature initiative dedicated to building wells for communities in East Africa...also serves as the honorary chair for the American Red Cross Blood Drive & Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, participated in the Make-A-Wish Celebrity Server dinner, Big Plays Little Wishes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Joe Buck Golf Classic to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
 

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