Former STAB Star & NFL Rookie Kyle Long Earns Spot in the Pro BowlPosted: Updated:
Former St. Anne's Belfield star Kyle Long will play in the NFL Pro Bowl as just a rookie.
The Chicago Bear offensive guard has been added to the annual all-star game as a replacement for an injured player.
Long was the 20th overall pick out of Oregon in last year's draft.
Long started all 16 games at right guard for the Bears despite only playing 1 year for the Ducks. The Pro Bowler began his career at Florida State as a baseball player and eventually made the switch to football and enrolling at Saddleback Community College for two years. In fact, during Long's lone season as a Duck he played in eleven games and only started the final five at left guard.
With Long, the Chicago Bears offensive line only surrendered 30 sacks in 579 passing attempts. Bears running back Matt Forte was able to rush 1,339 yards thanks to the help of Long and his O-line.