Chris Long Podcaster
About the Host

Chris Long

Host of the Green Light Podcast, retired eleven year NFL veteran with two Super Bowls, and now full time local dad and podcast host.

Chris Long's NFL Career

Chris Long is a retired eleven year NFL veteran who won two Super Bowls, SBLI with the New England Patriots and SB LII with the Philadelphia Eagles. Chris Long was awarded the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his charity endeavors and social justice work. Chris Long attended the University of Virginia from 2004-2007, playing for the football team and achieving All-American status his senior season. He was selected second overall in the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams and went on to play eight seasons in St. Louis and then one season for the New England Patriots (2016) and two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (2017-18). 

Are Jake Long and Chris Long brothers?

No, Jake Long is not brothers with Chris Long. But, Chris Long is the son of Howie and Diane Long and brother of NFL offensive lineman Kyle Long, and he has a little brother, Howie Jr. Howie Long is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame who played 13 seasons for the LA Raiders. Since 1994, Howie has been a broadcaster for Fox NFL Sunday along with Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Curt Menefee. Kyle Long was drafted twentieth overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft and played seven years for the franchise. Kyle Long then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2021 NFL season. Chris Long met his wife, Meg Long, while they both attended the University of Virginia, and they have two children together.

What is Chris Long doing now?

After his football career concluded, Chris Long started the ‘Green Light with Chris Long’ podcast to bring unique and direct commentary with regards to the NFL and football in general, discuss music, news and pop culture, interview athletes, artists and celebrities and talk some sports gambling. In addition to ‘Green Light with Chris Long,’ Chris runs the Chris Long Foundation, a global non-profit that works to bring clean water and education to underserved communities, both domestic and internationally. In 2017, Chris stated he would donate his entire season’s salary to charity, donating his weekly game checks to educational initiatives and scholarships in Charlottesville, Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis. For his efforts, he was featured as a guest on the tv show Ellen on November 10th, 2017.

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