Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2014; Spring 2014, 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013, 2014, 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Honorable Mention (2012)
Senior Chris Long enters the 2015 season in hopes of competing for playing time along the offensive line. The 6-4, 300-pound Long spent the spring working at offensive guard, where the competition for playing time will continue into fall camp. Long joined the program as a walk-on from Blair High School and has provided depth throughout his career.
Long has distinguished himself off the field. He is a four-year member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Long is on track to earn his degree in child, youth and family sciences in May of 2016.
Long has added depth at offensive guard throughout his career, but has yet to see action in a game. Long redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.
Before Nebraska (Blair HS)
Long helped lead Blair High School to the Nebraska Class B semifinals as a senior. He was an All-Nebraska second-team member according to the Omaha World-Herald and was part of the Lincoln Journal Star Class B all-state team. Long anchored an offensive line that helped produce over 30 points per game for the Bears. Also a member of the Blair wrestling team, Long finished as the state runner-up in the heavyweight class as a senior with a 41-4 record. Long chose Nebraska over scholarship offers from Nebraska-Omaha and Northwest Missouri State.
The son of Patrick and Stacy Long, Chris was born on Feb. 25, 1993. He has volunteered his time with local hospital and school visits, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Husker Hotline, Husker Heroes and Uplifting Athletes. In addition to being a regular on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams, Long was awarded a HERO Leadership Award in 2015