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Howie Long      

NFL Hall of Famer & Superbowl Champion; Fox NFL Sunday Studio Analyst

Howie Long is a former Hall of Fame Defensive End for the Los Angeles Raiders, best known for his position of in-studio analyst for the Emmy Award-winning Fox NFL Sunday team.

A multi-talented performer, Long launched his successful television and film career after playing 13 years in the NFL for the Los Angeles Raiders. He made his feature film debut in John Woo's box office hit "Broken Arrow" and has since starred in "Firestorm" and "Dollar for the Dead". Long was also featured in "3000 Miles to Graceland" alongside Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell.

A versatile television personality, Long hosted the 20th anniversary special for the re-release of the Star Wars trilogy as well as the TBS special War Games. He has been featured in national commercials and advertising campaigns, including Radio Shack, Coors, Nike, Hanes, and Campbell's Soup. Over the years, his football persona has been used to promote clothing, toy figures, and candy bars. Recruited by several publications, Long has written articles for USA Today and Cosmopolitan. He also wrote the introduction to the Bo Jackson biography "Bo Knows Bo".

Long has consistently been active in charity work and was named “Man of the Year” by the Walter Camp Foundation for his local and national contributions to charities. He has been the recipient of the West Coast Father's Day Council "Father of the Year" award, Honorary Chairman of his local Boys and Girls Club, and honorary chairman of "Andrew's Buddies", an organization which raises awareness and supports research to defeat spinal muscular atrophy. In honor of his grandmother, Long established a scholarship fund benefitting underprivileged students at Villanova. He annually lends his time and talent to the United Way, the Mental Health Association, and the Tracey Biletnikoff Foundation. In 2001, Long and his wife, Diane, were chairmen of Child Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia. He is also a member of the American Cancer Society's Public Awareness Council, and was the founding National Chairman for Athletes & Entertainers for Kids.

In his NFL career, Long earned the title of Defensive Lineman of the Year twice and was elected to the Pro Bowl eight times, tying the Raiders' all-time record. He was voted Seagrams Defensive Player of the Year by the NFL coaches and general managers in 1985. He has been named to the first team of the "All-Decade Team of the 80s". In 1983, Long helped lead the Raiders to their Super Bowl victory over the Washington Redskins. In 2000, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Howie Long: Football Star, Actor, Philanthropist




Patriots DE Chris Long celebrates Super Bowl win with his dad ...
Howie Long has been to numerous Super Bowls – winning Super Bowl XVIII with the Raiders and broadcasting from many more in his role with the NFL on FOX.

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