U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL ALUMNI
Since 2001, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has showcased the nation's premier high school football talent. The level of play in these games has demanded the absolute highest levels of mental, emotional and physical strengths for those participating. The expansive and continually growing list of prominent alumni featured in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl's history stands as proof of this strength and the extraordinary level of competition. Some of the most notable All-American alumni include: Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, 2012 #1 NFL Draft Pick Andrew Luck, Marcus Lattimore and Robert Woods among many more.
As of the start of NFL training camps, there are more than 200 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni on NFL rosters. During the 2013 NFL Draft, a record eight U.S. Army All-Americans were selected in the first round. An incredible total of 79 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the past three NFL Drafts. More and more U.S. Army All-Americans enter the NFL each season as the Army All-American Bowl continues to produce some of the game’s brightest stars on its biggest stage.
2004 U.S. All-American bowl
St. Anne's Belfield High School | VA
- Long received the ultimate honor when his jersey was retired at St. Anne’s Belfield. He starred on both the offensive and defensive line, helping his team win a state championship. He also was honored as a three-time First-Team All-Central Virginia defensive lineman, and was the conference Defensive Player of the Year in each of his final two seasons.
College: University of Virginia
- Long had a tremendous college career, and topped it off with one of the best senior seasons in Virginia history. He was a unanimous All-American selection, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and the Ted Hendricks Award winner (best defensive end). On the year, he recorded 79 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 14 sacks (third-best in the country), and one interception.
NFL: St. Louis Rams, Selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 2nd Overall
- Long hasn’t missed a game in his first three seasons as a pro, leading the Rams in quarterback hurries each year. He earned spots on both The Sporting News and Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie teams in 2008. Long was switched to the left side of the line in 2010 and responded with career highs in sacks and fumbles forced. Long took his game to another level in 2011, racking up 13 sacks and earning a Pro Bowl alternate slot.