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Jake Long biography

Date of birth : 1985-05-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-09
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Miami Dolphins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Being selected with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft doesn’t mean success is instant. In 2008, Jake became just the fourth overall No. 1 selection, since 1970 when the AFL and NFL merged, to play in the Pro Bowl following his rookie campaign. He is the first since New Orleans Saints running back George Rogers, who accomplished the feat in 1981. Jake joins the exclusive company of Rogers, Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell (1978) and Detroit Lions running back Billy Sims (1980), who were each selected to the annual NFL all star game after being the top selection.

2010 - Started at left tackle all seven games this season ... Has started all 39 games of his career at left tackle, including all 16 games in 2008 (his rookie season) and 2009 ... Started all four preseason games.

2009 - Started all 16 games at left tackle for the second straight season ... Named a starter on the AFC Pro Bowl squad ... Became the first Dolphins offensive lineman to be selected to consecutive Pro Bowls since Richmond Webb was named to seven straight Pro Bowls (1990-96) ... Named first-team All-Pro by The Sporting News and second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press ... Anchored offensive line that paved the way for the NFL’s fourth ranked rushing attack ... Played a key role as Dolphins gained 250 yards on the ground vs. Buffalo (10/4) ... Member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for consecutive games vs. Tampa (11/15) and then four days later at Carolina (11/19).

2008 - Started all 16 games at left tackle ... Named to AFC Pro Bowl squad ... Made his NFL and Dolphins debut in a starting role vs. N.Y. Jets (9/7) ... When he started along with fellow rookie offensive lineman Donald Thomas in that Jets game, it marked the first time two Dolphins rookies started along the offensive line in the same game since a contest at St. Louis on Dec. 24, 1995 when rookies Billy Milner and Andrew Greene opened at right tackle and guard, respectively ... It also was the first time two rookie offensive linemen started the season opener since a game at New England on Sept. 9, 1990 when rookies Richmond Webb started at left tackle and Keith Sims started at left guard ... Suffered an ankle injury vs. New England (11/23) ... Made his playoff debut in a starting role at left tackle in AFC Wild Card game vs. Baltimore (1/4/09).

Was a four-year letterman at Michigan (2004-07) ... Started 40 games during his career, including his last 26 at left tackle ... In those 26 contests, he was penalized only once on 1,743 offensive plays ... Was a two-time team captain and the first Wolverine to garner Big Ten Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in consecutive seasons ... Started all 13 games at left offensive tackle as a senior ... Earned consensus first-team All-America honors ... Finished second in the voting for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy ... Was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection and named the league's Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season ... Added Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors ... Registered 119 knockdowns, including 18 touchdown-resulting blocks, and allowed only one quarterback sack on 423 pass plays ... Started all 13 games at left tackle as a junior in 2006 ... Earned first-team All-America accolades from The NFL Draft Report, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, Associated Press, Rivals.com and Sports Illustrated ... Named the Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Registered 128 knockdowns with 15 touchdown-resulting blocks ... Underwent shoulder surgery after spring drills in 2005 and also had foot and ankle problems that limited him most of the year ... Sat out the team's first seven games before returning in a reserve role at right tackle against Iowa ... Started the final four contests at right tackle ... Saw action in 12 games, starting the final 10 contests at right offensive tackle, as a redshirt freshman in 2004 ... Earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from the league's coaches and honorable mention from the media ... Added Scripps/Football Writers Association of America, Rivals.com and The Sporting News Freshman All-American first-team accolades ... Lined up as a reserve left tackle in his college debut against Miami (Ohio) ... Recovered a crucial fumble in the Michigan State clash ... Redshirted as a freshman in 2003, performing on the scout team ... Majored in general studies.


Attended Lapeer (Mich.) East High School, where he was a three-year starter on the offensive line ... As a senior became the first player in school history to earn first-team all-state honors ... Did not allow a quarterback sack in three seasons as a starter ... Recorded 213 tackles with 11 sacks, 38 stops for loss and nine forced fumbles as a defensive tackle ... Rushed for three touchdowns as a fullback during his junior campaign and added another touchdown as a senior ... Also lettered in baseball as a first baseman, setting the school single-season home run and RBI records as a junior ... Was also the starting center on the basketball team, as he broke the school single-season record for shooting percentage during his junior year (62.3 percent) ... Younger brother, Joe, is in his junior season as an offensive lineman at Wayne State ... Older brother, John, is a teacher and football coach at Corunna (Mich.) High School ... Lists “Seinfeld” as favorite television show, “Rudy” as favorite movie and Johnny Cash as favorite recording artist ... Enjoys spending time outdoors, including hunting ... Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s fishing and golf tournaments and the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree ... Represented the team at a luncheon for members of the U.S. Southern Military Command ... Handed out backpacks to South Florida youth as part of the Kids and Fins Back to School Kickoff event ... Purchased and distributed Thanksgiving meals and holiday toys ... Took part in the inaugural Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive ... Part of the “All-Community Team” in which he donates a block of tickets for every home game to various youth programs ... Frequently visits local schools ... Full name is Jake Edward Long, born May 9, 1985, in Detroit, Mich.

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