Hunter Long
No. 84 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1998-08-19) August 19, 1998 (age 23)
Exeter, New Hampshire
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Exeter High School (Exeter, NH)
Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Massachusetts)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:8
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Hunter Long (born August 19, 1998) is an American football tight end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boston College and was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early years

Long grew up in Exeter, New Hampshire. He graduated from Exeter High School before doing a post graduate year at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He played tight end and defensive end in high school. As a senior he had 30 receptions for 508 yards with two touchdowns and had seven sacks. He committed to Boston College to play college football.[1]

College career

Long redshirted his first year at Boston College in 2017. In 2018, he played in 12 games and had four receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns.[2] In 2019, Long had 28 receptions for 509 yards with two touchdowns.[3][4] He returned as the starting tight end in 2020.[5][6][7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
254 lb
(115 kg)
33+34 in
(0.86 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.68 s 1.61 s 2.69 s 4.42 s 7.41 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
All values from Pro Day[8][9][10]

Long was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round (81st overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.[11] Long signed his four-year rookie contract with Miami on July 26, 2021.[12]

References

  1. ^ O'Leary, Ryan. "Exeter's Long picks Boston College". Seacoastonline.com.
  2. ^ Zhemzhe, Mike. "Exeter's Long, Froumy on ACC collision course". Fosters.com.
  3. ^ "Roger Brown's State of Sports: Exeter's Long adjusts nicely to different style at BC". UnionLeader.com.
  4. ^ "Keeping Score : Hunter Long's gridiron ascension". Recorder.com. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Boston College TE Hunter Long making name for himself". Bostonherald.com. October 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Pitt-Boston College key matchup: TE Hunter Long vs. Pitt's defense". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  7. ^ "BC tight end Hunter Long a key piece in the Eagles' new offense". Bostonherald.com. September 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "Hunter Long Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  9. ^ "Hunter Long, Boston College, TE, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  10. ^ "Hunter Long 2021 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  11. ^ "The Reaction: Miami Dolphins Select TE Hunter Long with No. 81 Pick". MiamiDolphins.com. April 30, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Furones, David. "Dolphins sign third-round pick Hunter Long, add another tight end; one rookie remains unsigned". Sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved 23 November 2021.