Spencer Long
C #61
Elkhorn, Neb.

Quick Stats (2017):

Selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (78th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (78th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Enters 2017 having previously appeared in 33 regular season games with 25 starts in his first three seasons from 2014-16, making starts at both guard and center.


Appeared in 15 games, starting 12... Part of an offensive line that led the Redskins to team records in total net yards (6,545), net passing yards (4,758) and yards per play (6.40) while allowing only 23 sacks, fourth-fewest in the NFL... Played on special teams vs. PIT (9/12) and vs. DAL (9/18)... Contributed extensively at center following an injury to Kory Lichtensteiger in a win at NYG (9/25)... After starting 13 games at guard in 2015, made his first start at center in a win vs. CLE (10/2)... Started at center in a win at BAL (10/9)... Started at center in a win vs. PHI (10/16), guiding the offense to 230 rushing yards, its highest total since 2012... Started at center in a 413-yard offensive performance at DET (10/23)... Started at center in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London, helping the offense record 546 yards of offense, the team’s largest offensive output since a 559-yard effort vs. Atlanta on Nov. 10, 1991... Started at center in a win vs. MIN (11/13)... Started at center in a win vs. GB (11/20), helping the Redskins post 515 total yards, the team's most in a non-overtime game since Week 11 of the 1991 season... Started at center at DAL (11/24), holding the Cowboys without a sack and helping the offense to consecutive 500-yard performances for the first time in team history... Started at center at ARI (12/4)... Inactive with a concussion at PHI (12/11)... Started at center and helped Kirk Cousins throw for 315 yards vs. CAR (12/19)... Started at center and helped the Redskins to 200-plus yards both on the ground and in the air in a win at CHI (12/24)... Started at center in season finale vs. NYG (1/1).

Started all 13 regular season games in which he appeared and started his first career postseason contest... Inactive vs. MIA (9/13), vs. STL (9/20) and at NYG (9/24)... Made first NFL start at left guard vs. PHI (10/4), helping the offense go 90 yards on its final drive for a come-from-behind victory... Started at left guard at ATL (10/11) and at NYJ (10/18)... Started at left guard in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Started at left guard at NE (11/8)... Started at left guard vs. NO (11/15), blocking for the Redskins’ first combined 300-yard passing game/200-yard rushing game since Super Bowl XXII... Started at left guard at CAR (11/22)... Started at left guard and helped Kirk Cousins throw for his fourth 300-yard game of the season in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Started at left guard vs. DAL (12/7)... Started at left guard in a win at CHI (12/13)... Started at left guard for Cousins’ team-record-setting sixth 300-yard passing game of the season in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Started at left guard in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Started at left guard in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Started at left guard in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).

Played in five games as a rookie... Inactive at HOU (9/7) and vs. JAX (9/14)... Made NFL debut on special teams at PHI (9/21)... Played on offense and special teams vs. NYG (9/25)... Inactive vs. SEA (10/6), at ARI (10/12), vs. TEN (10/19), at DAL (10/27), at MIN (11/2) and vs. TB (11/16)... Active but did not play at SF (11/23)... Inactive at IND (11/30)... Active but did not play vs. STL (12/7)... Appeared on special teams at NYG (12/14)... Contributed on offense and special teams vs. PHI (12/20) and vs. DAL (12/28).

Played at Nebraska from 2009-13, blossoming from a walk-on into starting all 33 career games in which he played for the Huskers... As a senior in 2013, started the first six games at right guard before suffering a knee injury at Purdue... In 2012, was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten honoree after starting every game at right guard for a second straight season and helping the Nebraska offense lead the Big Ten in both rushing offense and total offense. Earned second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and Walter Camp... Started every game in 2011, helping the Huskers top 200 rushing yards seven times, including a trio of 300-yard rushing games (Washington, Wyoming and a season-high 346 yards at Minnesota). Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media... Redshirted as a walk-on in 2009 and did not appear in game action in 2010... One of 16 football student-athletes to earn prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, which carries an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, which he intends to put toward medical school.

Attended Elkhorn (Neb.) H.S., where he helped the Antlers to a 7-3 record in their first season of Class A participation in 2008... Was an honorable mention all-area selection... Was also a member of the Antlers’ 2008 state championship baseball team. Thrice named an Academic All-Big Ten selection and was a Capital One/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American in 2013... Son of Doug and Ann Long. Brother, Jake, was his teammate at Nebraska... Born Nov. 8, 1990.


Quickly became involved in the community as a rookie in 2014... In 2016, played alongside fans to benefit children in the second annual Redskins Charity Golf Classic and also participated alongside guests at Ryan Kerrigan’s Topgolf challenge to promote Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation... Participated in the Draft Day Party and inaugural Redskins Golf Classic in 2015... In 2014, raised money for Redskins Read book drive to help promote literacy, assisted teammate Tyler Polumbus at Tyler’s Kids Outreach Extreme Recess, a football camp for children with physical and developmental disabilities, stressed the importance of staying on the right path on a panel at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center, visited hematology patients at a Washington, D.C. Ronald McDonald House, welcomed Richmond children to training camp at the Bon Secours training camp facility in Richmond and greeted fans before a cooking demonstration and Q&A about healthy eating habits at Fit Fest in Richmond.

Career Stats
TOTAL 40 31
2017 WAS 7 6
2016 WAS 15 12
2015 WAS 13 13
2014 WAS 5 0
Recent Games
1 PHI L 17-30
2 @LA W 27-20
3 OAK W 27-10
4 @KC L 20-29
6 SF W 26-24
7 @PHI L 24-34
8 DAL L 19-33
9 @SEA W 17-14
10 MIN L 30-38

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Recent Videos

  • One-On-One: Spencer Long

    Posted Nov 9, 2017

    Center Spencer Long talks with Perry Mattern of about coming back from injury and facing a stout Minnesota front.

  • Spencer Long: "Got To Execute On All Cylinders"

    Posted Nov 8, 2017

    Redskins center Spencer Long spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice about what the offense has to do to be successful against the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday and the impact of players coming back from injury.

  • One-On-One: Spencer Long

    Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Center Spencer Long talks with's Perry Mattern about the focus of Washington's offense and looking to get back in the win column.

  • One-On-One: Spencer Long

    Posted Sep 14, 2017

    Center Spencer Long joins's Perry Mattern to discuss getting the offense back on track and the challenge of facing a tough Rams defensive front.

  • Spencer Long: "I Just Missed Playing Ball"

    Posted Sep 6, 2017

    Center Spencer Long discusses the rehab process with his knee injury and how he's preparing for Philadelphia's stout defensive front.