Howie Long Profile

  • FOX NFL Analyst and Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • One of the most feared defensive players in the history of the NFL.

  • Long’s non-profit involvements are too numerous to list, his focus is on children, health issues and youth athletics.
  • Howie Long, former Hall of Fame Defensive End for the Los Angeles Raiders, is currently best known for his position of in-studio analyst for the Emmy Award winning Fox NFL Sunday team.

    A multi-talented performer, Long launched his successful television and film career after playing 13 years in the NFL for the Los Angeles Raiders. Widely known for his appearances on the big screen as well as the gridiron, he made his feature film debut in John Woo’s box office hit Broken Arrow and has since starred in Firestorm and Dollar for the Dead. Long was also featured in 3000 Miles to Graceland alongside Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell. He was named “Male Star of Tomorrow” for 1997 by ShoWest, sharing the honor with past winners Brad Pitt, Chris O’Donnell, and Will Smith.

    A versatile television personality, Long hosted the 20th anniversary special for the re-release of the Star Wars trilogy as well as the TBS special War Games.   He has been featured in national commercials and advertising campaigns including Radio Shack, Coors, Nike, Hanes and Campbell’s Soup. Over the years, his football persona has been used to promote clothing, toy figures, and candy bars.

    Long’s sharp wit and keen analysis have prompted him to be recruited by several publications for which he wrote articles including USA Today and Cosmopolitan. He has also written the introduction to the Bo Jackson biography Bo Knows Bo.

    In addition to his professional duties, Long has consistently been active in charity work, including being name “Man of the Year” by the Walter Camp Foundation for his local and national contributions to charities. He is also a past recipient of the West Coast Father’s Day Council “Father of the Year” award. He is currently the Honorary Chairman of his local Boys and Girls Club and honorary chairman of “Andrew’s Buddies”, an organization which raises awareness and supports research to defeat spinal muscular atrophy.

    In honor of his grandmother, Long has established a scholarship fund at Villanova which benefits underprivileged students. He annually lends his time and talent to the United Way, the Mental Health Association, and the Tracey Biletnikoff Foundation. In 2001, Long and his wife, Diane, were chairmen of Child Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia. He is also a member of the American Cancer Society’s Public Awareness Council and was the founding National Chairman for Athletes & Entertainers for Kids.

    In his NFL career, Long twice earned title of Defensive Lineman of the Year and  was elected to the Pro Bowl eight times, tying the Raiders’ all-time record. He was voted Seagrams Defensive Player of the Year by the NFL coaches and general managers in 1985. He has also been named to the first team of the “All Decade Team of the 80s”. In 1983, Long helped lead the Raiders to their Super Bowl victory over the Washington Redskins. In 2000, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Long became the third youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and is one of only seven defensive ends voted into the Hall.

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    An Evening With Howie Long

    Howie Long's sharp wit and keen analysis have made him a successful celebrity speaker and audience favorite across the country. Sharing anecdotes from childhood, through his playing days, and now as an actor and broadcaster, he encourages listeners to face life's obstacles head-on while keeping them laughing in their seats.

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    “Great personality – super engaging, kind, genuine in his style and approach to people and his remarks. He has a terrific, humble story to tell that really transcends sports and brings people into his corner in a really charming way. He was funny, smart, insightful, charming and humble all at once. We covered a very wide range of topics and he had people glued in their seats. We did an interview style format at HIS request, and I have to agree, that it was the better format even though it was a bit more difficult to pull together. It was more engaging, funny and energetic for the exchange that took place between Governor Rendell and Howie Long. He is definitely a superstar and commanded the audience easily. He would be a top recommendation. He even sent me an official NFL signed ball for our charity fundraiser for pediatric cancer…”
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    Books by Howie Long:

    Football For Dummies

    Are you ready for some football?

    New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan’s ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium.

    With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences.

    – Tackle football basics and enjoy America’s favorite sport
    – Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties
    – Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels
    – Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies

    Football For Dummies has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.

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