NFL debut: 9/21/14 (at PHI)... First NFL start: 10/4/15 (vs. PHI)
Selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (78th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Enters 2016 having previously appeared in 18 regular season games with 13 starts in his first two seasons from 2014-15.
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... 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... Greeted fans before a cooking demonstration and Q&A about healthy eating habits at Fit Fest in Richmond... Participated in the Draft Day Party and inaugural Redskins Golf Classic in 2015.
Spencer Long played well last season in relief of Shaun Lauvao. Now he seems to have earned some trust from Jay Gruden and Long hopes to build on that for 2016.
Guard Spencer Long joined Larry Michael on Redskins Nation and talked about his pre-snap preparation.
The Redskins had a heck of a 2015 season and Spencer Long was a big part of that, showing the team and the NFL just what he could do. He joined Redskins Nation to talk about his season.
On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins signed free agent Cornerback Mariel Cooper and released Wide Receiver Andre Roberts. Also, Guard Spencer Long stopped by Redskins Nation to talk OTAs.
Offensive Lineman Spencer Long talks about the success from the last year and the improvements they're making in the offseason.