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Brandon Long
Brandon Long

Hometown:
Canton, Ohio

High School:
GlenOak

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
09/06/1986

Experience:
4L



AS A SENIOR: Appeared in all 13 games, including nine starts at defensive end . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . had a career-high 39 tackles . . . was second on the team with 5.5 sacks (46 yards) and had seven tackles for loss (50 yards) . . . both of those marks also represented career highs...recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. California . . . delivered a career game against Notre Dame, recording career highs in tackles for loss (2.5 for 19 yards) and sacks (2 for 18 yards) to go along with a then-career high five tackles . . . tied his then-career high with five tackles vs. Ohio State, including one for a 3-yard loss . . . had four tackles, including an 8-yard sack, vs. Michigan . . . produced a career-high six tackles vs. Wisconsin and recovered a fumble in Badger territory that led to an MSU field goal . . . recorded five tackles vs. Purdue, including 1.5 sacks for 10 yards . . . had two tackles in the Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia, including a 10-yard sack of Bulldog quarterback Matthew Stafford in the fourth quarter . . . AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in all 13 games, including starting assignments vs. UAB, Bowling Green and Boston College . . . recorded a career-high 18 tackles (9 solos, 9 assists) . . . registered a career-high four tackles vs. Boston College in Champs Sports Bowl . . . collected three tackles vs. Penn State . . . recorded a 5-yard sack in the fourth quarter vs. Purdue . . . collected his first career sack, an 11-yard loss, in the fourth quarter vs. Indiana . . . also forced a fumble against the Hoosiers . . . had three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, against Bowling Green . . . in his first career start, recorded two tackles (1.5 for losses) and a quarterback hurry vs. UAB . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in the first 10 games of the 2006 season . . . credited with eight tackles (5 solos, 3 assists) . . . made two stops each vs. Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh and Indiana . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Played in seven games as a true freshman in 2005 (DNP vs. Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue and Minnesota) . . . made three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) . . . recovered a fumble vs. Indiana that led to Jehuu Caulcrick's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter . . . credited with a season high two stops vs. Northwestern (1-1) . . . added eight production points on special teams . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top 50 inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 45) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top 75 prospects by SuperPrep (No. 64) . . . ranked among Ohio's top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 26) . . . three-year starter for Coach Jack Rose at GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio . . . Associated Press Division I All-Ohio selection in 2004 . . . also earned Northeast Inland All-District, All-Stark County and All- Federal League honors as a senior . . . recorded 66 tackles (33 solos, 33 assists) in 2004, with 12 for losses including five sacks . . . credited with 25 quarterback hurries in 2004 and drew 14 holding penalties . . . also saw action at tight end for the Golden Eagles . . . his prep career totals include 274 tackles, with 34 for losses including 24 sacks . . . son of Tim Long and Mary Beth Long . . . born Sept. 6, 1986 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6, vs. Wisconsin (11/1/08)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Notre Dame (9/20/08)
Sacks: 2, vs. Notre Dame (9/20/08)

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