Bob Long (linebacker)
|No. 89, 86, 84, 56|
|Born:||February 24, 1934|
South Pasadena, California
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||South Pasadena (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||1955 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Robert Wendell Long (born February 24, 1934 in South Pasadena, California) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Long attended South Pasadena High School, before moving on to the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1954, he was a part of the team that shared the national championship with Ohio State University.
Los Angeles Rams
The converted Long from a defensive end into a linebacker. In 1957, he was a starter at linebacker for the NFL Championship winning team. On July 20, 1960, he was traded along with a first round draft choice (#10-Bobby Crespino), to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for quarterback Jim Ninowski.
Los Angeles Rams
In 1960, he played in 9 games. In 1961, he played in 13 games. He was released on September 4, 1962. On September 7, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys along with defensive tackle John Meyers, in exchange for a third round draft choice (#32-Willie Brown).
- "Rams Trade End To Detroit Lions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Detroit Captures Pro Championship, Slaughter Browns". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Browns Deals Ninowski To Lions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Rams Trade Clarke; Get Long From Browns". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Jack Morris Gets Release". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Los Angeles Rams Trade Two To Dallas". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.