Howie Long is best known as an NFL Hall of Fame inductee, an NFL studio analyst on FOX and an actor and Emmy award-winner. He has appeared on FOX NFL Sunday as a studio analyst since 1994, and annually hosts Howie Long’s “Tough Guys Show” on FOX, which honors the toughest players in the NFL.
Long played for the Oakland Raiders from 1981 to 1994. He was named Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1984 and 1986 and Seagram’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1985. Long still holds the Raiders team record with eight Pro Bowl selections, and the AFC Pro Bowl Record with nine career sacks. In 1982 he helped the Raiders to a Super Bowl XVII victory over the Washington Redskins and posted a career-best 13 sacks and five tackles.
Long also has appeared in three major motion pictures, including Broken Arrow (1995), Firestorm (1998), and 3,000 Miles to Graceland (2001). Long received his undergraduate degree in communications from Villanova University, where he was a four-year letterman as a defensive lineman. As a senior he was named All-East and honorable mention All-American while also becoming a champion boxer.
Long and his wife Diane have three sons, Chris, Kyle and Howie Jr. He is a member of the American Cancer Society’s Public Awareness Council, an Honorary Chairman of Andrew’s Buddies and was named Walter Camp Man of the Year in 2001. He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.