Kyle Long is a former American football guard, who recently played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Florida State University, Saddleback College, and the University of Oregon.
Kyle Long Bio; Family, Education, Height, Weight
Kyle Howard Long was born on 5 December 1988 as the second son of Howie Long and Diane Addonizio in Ivy, Virginia. His father is the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end. He has two siblings; an elder brother named Chris Long and a younger brother Howard Long, Jr.
Kyle Long pictured with his parents (Picture: Kyle’s Instagram)
Long pursued his early education at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He then went to Florida State University to play college football. He stands at a towering height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters) and 332 lbs (151 kg).
His Career; NFL, Stats
Kyle also played college football for the Saddleback College, and the University of Oregon. Afterward, the Chicago Bears selected him with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Long made the 2013 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at right guard. That made him the first rookie in team history to start a season opener at the position in the Super Bowl era. He earned a spot in the 2014 Pro Bowl due to the injury of the original Pro Bowl left guard Mike Iupati on 20 January 2014.
Kyle Long’s NFL career stats (Picture: NFL)
After the 2014 season, he made the Pro Bowl again and was also named as a second-team All-Pro guard. He was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl after the 2015 season. However, because of the multiple injuries, he announced his retirement on 6 January 2020.
Net Worth, Contract, Salary
The seven-year NFL veteran has amassed the splendid net worth from the heavy salary and earnings. He reportedly signed a four-year, $40 million extension with $30 million guaranteed.
He earned and an average salary of $6,100,0000 per year throughout his career. Moreover, he has an overall earnings of $37,351,058.
Who Is Kyle Long’s Wife?
The 31-year old was in a relationship with a beautiful lady. He dated a beautiful model named Shannon Ford. Ford, aged 26 has reached the top 16 in the 2012 Miss South Carolina Teen USA. Moreover, she is known for appearing on Kristin Cavallari’s reality show, Very Cavallari.
The duo made their relationship, “Instagram official” in July 2017. However, the relationship ended and she began dating singer John Gurney in December 2017. As of 2020, Kyle has not revealed his possible girlfriend or wife to the public.
Some Interesting Facts About Kyle Long
- Kyle is a three-time Pro Bowl (from 2013 to 2015) and one-time second-team All-Pro (2014) honoree.
- His father Howie, aged 60 is a former NFL defensive end, actor, and sports analyst and his brother Chris, aged 34 is a former NFL defensive end who played for 11 seasons.
- He also played baseball and was selected to the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Moreover, the Chicago White Sox selected him in the 23rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft but he chose football.