Honors & Awards
Spencer Long had his senior season cut short after suffering a knee injury at Purdue in mid-October. Long underwent subsequent surgery and was lost for the season, but not before he left an impressive mark during his Nebraska career.
Despite missing half of the season, the senior captain continued to impact the 2013 Huskers. Long continued to provide leadership to his fellow offensive linemen, while making his mark off the field.
Long earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors to help continue the Huskers’ tradition of academic success. He was joined on the academic All-America team by his brother, Jake, a second-team honoree. The Long brothers became the third set of brothers in Nebraska history to both earn academic All-America awards, and the first to do so in the same season.
Long was also one of 16 football student-athletes to earn the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented in New York City in early December. The award carried an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, which Long intends to put toward medical school.
Originally a walk-on, Long was placed on scholarship before his junior season and earned second-team All-America honors in 2012. He was a leading contender for first-team All-America honors before his injury in 2013.
Long earned his degree in biological sciences/pre-medicine in December and was one of 19 seniors participating the bowl game as a graduate. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive season.
The offensive line also played a key role in wearing down the Ohio State defense in a school-record comeback win. The Huskers rushed for 232 yards and had 423 yards of total offense against the Buckeyes, including 195 second-half rushing yards.
The work of Long and the offensive line allowed junior I-back Rex Burkhead to post 1,357 yards on the ground during the 2011 season.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)
Long's Career Statistics
» Games Played - 33 (13 in 2011, 14 in 2012; 6 in 2013)