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After 11 years, back-to-back Super Bowl victories with New England and Philly, and a history of community involvement, Long calls it a career on Twitter.
Defensive end Chris Long, who spent the first eight years of his career struggling to win before winning two titles, called it a career on Saturday afternoon via a message on Twitter.
Long, who turned 34 in March, was the No. 2 overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2007 and played with the team through the 2015 season. He then signed with New England in 2016 and helped the Patriots to the Super Bowl title that season, playing a key role with a quarterback sack in the fourth quarter. His play helped force overtime as the Patriots came back after being down 28-3.
Long then played the final two years of his career with Philadelphia, helping the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in the 2017 season, when they won a shootout against New England. During that season, Long donated his entire salary to benefit educational causes.
Lengthy additionally labored tirelessly with different teammates on social justice points, serving as an middleman with the league on quite a few events to assist promote understanding of racial inequity within the legal justice system.
Lengthy completed his profession by being named the Walter Payton Man of the Yr for the 2018 season. That’s the best off-field award for an NFL participant.
Lengthy comes from a storied soccer household. His father Howie was a Corridor of Fame participant with the Raiders and his brother Kyle turned a standout offensive lineman.