Steve DeLong
No. 56, 82
Position:Defensive end / defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1943-07-03)July 3, 1943
Norfolk, Virginia
Died:August 18, 2010(2010-08-18) (aged 67)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Career information
High school:Oscar F. Smith
(South Norfolk, Virginia)
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
AFL Draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
(by the San Diego Chargers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:103
Games started:14
Player stats at

Steven Cyril DeLong (July 3, 1943 – August 18, 2010) was an American football defensive lineman who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiately for the University of Tennessee, and professionally for the San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears. In 1969 with San Diego, he set a team record with 17 sacks, a mark which stood until Gary Johnson had 17+12 in 1980.[1]

DeLong was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He was the father of professional football player Keith DeLong, who also played for the University of Tennessee.

See also


  1. ^ Smith, Rick (1981). 1981 San Diego Chargers Facts Book. San Diego Chargers. p. 41.