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Completed four solid seasons as the Owls' deep snapper by earning All C-USA honors both on the field from league coaches and in the classroom from C-USA SIDs... Selected to play in the first Eastham Energy College All Star Game in Tempe, AZ.
All C-USA selection by conference head coaches... Named to the ESPN Academic All-District VI Football Team and the C-USA All Academic Football team with a cumulative 3.70 GPA while double majoring in Environmental Engineering Sciences & Economics... Successfully executed all 489 long snaps in his four seasons (246 punts, 189 extra points, 54 field goals) and has also been credited with seven career tackles on punt coverage... Recovered a fumble on a punt return vs. UCF... Picked up an assisted tackle in the opener against Texas.
Credited with his first punt coverage tackle vs. Tulane... Three of his four career coverage tackles have come vs. the Green Wave... Successfully executed all 116 snaps this year (26 PAT, 15 FG, 75 punts)
The Owls deep snapper for the second year.... Successfully executed all 135 snaps this year (73 PAT, 10 FG, 52 punts) Second on the team with three tackles on punt coverage, including a pair at Tulane... Candidate for CoSIDA District VI academic honors with a 3.60 GPA while majoring in Economics and Civil Engineering.
Handled the deep snapping chores all season... Successfully executed all 126 snaps this year (47 PAT, 12 FG, 67 punts) Credited with his first special teams tackle at Houston... Member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Deer Park High School
2006 graduate of Deer Park High in suburban southeast Houston... Twice a special teams all-District 23-5A pick for coach Chris Massey... One of the top deep snappers in the state... Had three tackles on punt coverage as a senior... Academic all-state... Helped Deer Park to a 7-4 record as a senior and a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs... Played on the Deer Park baseball team, helping the Deer to an unbeaten district record and the league title as a senior... Had a 4.79 GPA (6.0 scale)... Member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honorary)... Active in his church and PALs (Peer Assistance Leadership)... Also recruited by Northwestern, Washington, Syracuse, Northern Illinois and Boston College.
Full Name: Brandon Michael Long... Born: Feb. 5, 1988, at Houston... Parents: Brian and Brenda Long, Deer Park (two sisters).
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Rice Earns C-USA Institutional Excellence Award
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New Video Board Dramatically Upgrades Rice...
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Lyons Leads Six Owls on Athlon's Preseason C-US...
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beIN to Broadcast UTSA Game
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Al Conover Passes Away
06/07/2016 - Former Rice head football coach Al Conover, whose four-year stint with the Owls was highlighted by notable wins and many colorful moments, has...
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