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Podcast part 2: Chris Long recalls ‘shenanigans’ as a kid, college recruiting

Recently retired NFL veteran Chris Long talks about the “shenanigans” he got into with friends while growing up, the value of hard work as a three-sport athlete in high school and getting recruited before settling on Virginia during Part 2 of this week’s “Huddle Up with Gus” podcast.

Long, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long, won back-to-back Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles after having played his first eight years with the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams drafted Long second overall in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia.

Long finished his career with 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles and played in 162 of 176 possible games, starting 103 games.

Each week, former Ford City High School standout and NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte sits down with guests to discuss how sports have shaped their lives.


Coming Wednesday: Part 3 with Chris Long


Part 1: ‘Huddle Up’: Ex-NFL great Chris Long retires to parents’ home – for now

In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles’ Destiny Vaeao (97) and Chris Long (56) take down San Francisco 49ers’ C.J. Beathard during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. Long has announced his retirement from football, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Long posted his decision Saturday night, May 18, on Twitter, saying it has “been a hell of a journey” and adds that “I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it.”
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