Howard Matthew Moses Long shortly known as Howie Long is a former NFL defensive end and actor. He currently works as a studio analyst for Fox Sports’ NFL coverage.
Howie was born on January 6, 1960, in Somerville, Massachusetts but was raised in Charlestown, Boston. His father, Howard Long, and mother, Margaret got separated when he was very young and started living with his uncle and grandmother.
He went to Milford High School in Massachusetts where he started playing sports like football and basketball. He was named to the Scholastic Coach All-American team as a senior.
Long went to Villanova University where he earned a degree in communications and also played football. He played under the team Blue-Gray Football Classic and was named the MVP in 1980. In his freshman year, he recorded 99 tackles and five sacks 78 tackles with five sacks in his senior year.
Howie Long was selected in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He had a good time during his 13 seasons with the club. He was named first-team All-Pro three times in 1983, 1984 and 1985 and second-team All-Pro twice in 1986 and 1989. He was voted the NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year and NFLPA AFC Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1985.
In 1985, he earned the George S. Halas Trophy and was also named the Seagrams’ Seven Crown NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Overall Long is 8 times Pro Bowl champion, one time Super Bowl Champion and was selected in NFL 1980s All-Decade team.
In 1983, he retired from the football and moved towards acting. He appeared in many television shows and commercials. He has also been featured in hit movies like Broken Arrow, Dollar for the Dead, Firestorm and so on. He is now serving as a studio analyst for FOX Sports’ NFL Coverage.
Howie Long Height and Weight
The former defensive end stands to be massive 6 feet 5 inch or 1.95 m tall. He weighs around 122 kg or 268 pounds.
Who is Howie Long Married to?
Howie Long is married to a lovely wife, Diane Addonizio. They first met each other when they were pursuing higher studies at Villanova University. They tied the knot on June 27, 1982. Diane is a graduate of the USC School of Law.
Diane and Howie have three children together named Kyle Long, Chris Long, and Howard Jr. Long. All of their sons are involved in sports. Chris plays the defensive end for Philadelphia Eagles, Kyle Long is the guard for the Chicago Bears while Howard Long Jr. is involved in football operations with Oakland Raiders.
Howie Long Net Worth & Salary
Howie earned most of his money during his NFL Career. He also earned a hefty amount of money appearing in numbers of movies like Broken Arrow, Firestorm and Dollar of the Dead.
In addition to that, he also appeared in national commercials and advertising campaigns for Brands like Nike, Chunky Soup, Hanes, Frito Lay, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Kraft to name a few. Moreover, he earns an annual salary of $4 million with FOX Sports. As of 2019, Howie Long net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.