Ty Long
Long with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-06) April 6, 1993 (age 29)
Roswell, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Roswell (GA)
College:UAB
Position:Punter / Placekicker
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL West All-Star (2017, 2018)
  • CFL All-Star (2017, 2018)
  • UAB school record longest field goal, 54-yards (2012 @ Ohio State)
  • UAB school record career field goals converted (59)
Career NFL statistics
Field goals:7
Field goal attempts:9
Longest field goal:51
Punts:124
Punt average:47.2
Career CFL statistics
Field goals:82
Field goal attempts:93
Longest field goal:52
Punts:236
Punt average:48.3
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Tyler Long (born April 6, 1993) is an American professional football punter who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for two seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds records for career field goals as well as the longest field goal in school history. He also has played for the Washington Redskins during the 2015 National Football League (NFL) preseason.[1] Long was a high school classmate of musical artist Russ at Roswell High School.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 0+34 in
(1.85 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
30 in
(0.76 m)
8+34 in
(0.22 m)
All values from Pro Day[2]

Washington Redskins

On May 7, 2015, Long signed with the Washington Redskins to compete with placekicker Kai Forbath.[3] He played in three preseason games for the team.[1] On August 30, 2015, he was waived.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On January 20, 2016, Long signed a reserve/future contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5] On May 5, 2016, he was waived by the team.[6]

BC Lions

Long was signed by the BC Lions on May 24, 2017.[7] He became the starting punter and placekicker, following the release of veteran kicker Swayze Waters. Long converted 39 of 44 field goals (88.6%) in his first season with the Lions. He also averaged 47.9 yards on 116 punts. At the conclusion of the 2018 season Long was named the Lions' nominee for Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.[8] He was also named a CFL All-Star for the second consecutive season. On January 4, 2019, he was released by the Lions in order to pursue an NFL opportunity (Long's contract would have expired February 12, 2019).[9]

Los Angeles Chargers

On January 14, 2019, Long signed a reserve/future contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.[10] He was named the Chargers starting punter to start the season. In Week 1, following an injury to kicker Michael Badgley, Long took over kicking duties along with punting. He converted his only field goal attempt and converted all three extra points, while punting twice for 98 yards inside the 20-yard-line. After his NFL debut performance against the Indianapolis Colts, Long was named the Week 1 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[11] In Week 4, against the Miami Dolphins, Long converted three extra point attempts and three field goal attempts in the 30–10 victory.[12]

Long signed a one-year exclusive-rights free agent tender with the Chargers on March 17, 2021.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b "Ty Long: Game Logs". NFL.com. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ty Long, Alabama-Birmingham, K, 2015 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved February 25, 2022.
  3. ^ "Redskins Sign 11 College Free Agents". www.redskins.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Redskins cut place kicker Ty Long". Washington Post. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Steelers Sign Four More To Futures Contracts – Steelers Depot". Steelers Depot. January 20, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Steelers Part Ways With T Mike Adams, Two Others – Steelers Depot". Steelers Depot. May 5, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "CFL announces 2018 team award winners - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. October 31, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  9. ^ Baker, Matt (January 4, 2019). "Ty Long Released To Pursue Deal In NFL". bclions.com.
  10. ^ Henne, Ricky (January 14, 2019). "Chargers Sign Eight to Reserve/Future Contracts". Chargers.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ty Long Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week". Chargers.com. September 11, 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Miami Dolphins - September 29th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  13. ^ Bouda, Nate (March 17, 2021). "Chargers Re-Sign ERFA P Ty Long". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved March 20, 2021.