77 Days: A Look Back At Jake Long

With 77 days away from the 2016 Michigan Football season, we look at Jake Long. Below are his highlights and achievements:

High school: Lapeer (MI) East

Position: Offensive Tackle

NFL

2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career historyMiami Dolphins (2008–2012)
St. Louis Rams (2013–2014)
Atlanta Falcons (2015)

He redshirted for a year and then became a starter at offensive tackle for the football team in the third game of his redshirt freshman season.

He earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition and Rivals.com Freshman All-American recognition. In 2006 and 2007, he earned Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten recognition. In 2006, he was an Outland and Lombardi Trophy watch lists selection and in 2007 he was a finalist for both awards.

He was a consensus first-team All-American in 2006, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2007.

After being drafted by Miami, he became an immediate starter and has started every game that the team has played since he has been a member.

At the conclusion of his rookie season, he was selected to numerous All-Rookie teams and was a substitute Pro Bowl selection.

Long followed up on a successful rookie season by earning Pro Bowl roster spots in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Career Highlights and Achievements 

  •  4× Pro Bowl (2008–2011)
  • First-team All-Pro (2010)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2009)
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2011)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2008)
  • Jim Parker Trophy (2007)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (2006, 2007)
  • 2× Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year (2006, 2007)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2006, 2007)
  • Big Ten champion (2004)

Go Blue!

David Noe