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  David Long
David Long

Player Profile
Madison, MS

High School:
Madison Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 315


2003-06 (4 Seasons)

Getting To Know David Long

At Stanford: At 6-9, 315, David has the size and presence to be an effective offensive lineman ... He will be used in a reserve role at left tackle in 2006 and provide quality depth for the Cardinal up front ... Still has two years of eligibility remaining.
Career Statistics

The 2006 Season: Did not play.

The 2005 Season: Reserve offensive tackle that did not participate in any game action.

The 2004 Season: Backup offensive tackle ... Earned his first varsity letter ... An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 season as a true freshman offensive tackle.

In High School: Played both offensive and defensive line as a junior and senior at Madison Central High School in Mississippi ... Starting defensive lineman as a junior and offensive lineman as a senior ... Finalist for the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002-03 ... The award honors the top male and female student-athletes in the state of Mississippi ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... Three-year starting center in basketball ... Averaged double figures in both points and rebounds as a senior ... Named to the All-Region squad as a senior ... A discus thrower on the track team ... District and regional champion in the discus his senior season ... The North State 5A discus champion as a junior ... Played football and basketball while attending Jackson Prep as a sophomore ... Member of the Mixed Madrigals Select Choir and Madison Central Singers ... The Madison Central Madrigals performed for President George W. Bush during his appearance at the high school in August of 2002 ... Very active in community service and the local youth council.

Personal Information: Political Science major ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School students.

Getting To Know David Long

Nickname: Dad, D.L.
I would describe myself as a person as: Jovial
What people don't know about me is: I am a veritable encyclopedia of useless trivia
The reason I love football is: You can hit people without being arrested and girls love football players
I pattern my play after: Whatever Coach wants me to do
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Be more intense in all that I do
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Listening to 80's rock
My greatest athletic moment is: Stepping onto the field of collegiate play for the first time
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Signing a Division I athletic scholarship
The teammate I admire the most is: Jon Alston
My favorite stadium in which to play is: The C-House
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Shaun Cody
A friend from another college football team is: Kennedy Griffin (Arizona State), Parys Haralson (Tennessee), Jason Husband (Mississippi State)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: How well the athletes mesh into academic life
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Sleep is a wonderful thing
The best thing about Stanford is: The access to so many people and resources ... any and everything goes on in the Bay Area
My favorite class at Stanford is: Any class taught by Andrew Rutten
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Econ I
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The type of guys on the team ... We have the country's most interesting group of guys, hands down
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: David Robinson
The person I admire most is: My Dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Tom Bosley
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus, Elvis and Mark Twain
Best book I have read: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite Food: Chicken and potatoes from Jimmy V's
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Hungry Man TV Dinners
Favorite Movie: The Sting
Favorite TV Show: 24, South Park and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Favorite Actor: Owen Wilson
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: David Yost, the original Blue Ranger
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: I pull around the corner on a toss sweep, and knock a guy so hard his helmet flies into the face of the opposing team's ball boy, rendering him momentarily unconscious
Favorite musical group or performer: Led Zeppelin
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Writing movie and music reviews for Rolling Stone
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A hard worker, good teammate, and Jeopardy champion
The best advice I ever received was: Go to Stanford
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The Trojan War
The place I'd most like to visit: Moscow
The favorite place I've visited: Florence, Italy
Hobbies: Listening to bands no one else has heard of and going to their concerts, reading things not assigned in class and cooking
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Either setting up my private law practice or working as a cast member on Saturday Night Live
My advice to youngsters: Don't think that what you're going through now is how life will always be ... The grass is always greener on the other side ... Teen angst is in fact a waste of time
My most prized possession: My compact disc collection
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a $1 million car
The one thing about college football I would change: It's good the way it is ... It's a game full of tradition

Last Updated: July 31, 2007

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