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Deon Long
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Long with Maryland
No. 86 – BC Lions
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-14) June 14, 1991 (age 28)
Washington, D.C.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington (DC) Dunbar
College:Maryland
Undrafted:2015
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2015)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Deon Moses Long (born June 14, 1991) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Maryland his junior and senior years after brief stops at West Virginia, New Mexico and Iowa Western. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and was with the St. Louis Rams from 2015 until 2016.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Long attended Dunbar High School in Washington DC, where he was a letterman in football, and track and field. Rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Long was listed as the No. 45 Wide Receiver prospect of the class of 2009.[2] While attending at Dunbar, he was teammates with future Indianapolis Colts Cornerback, Vontae Davis , Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Arrelious Benn and New Orleans Saints Linebacker Nate Bussey.

In track & field, Long recorded a personal best of 10.83 seconds in the 100 meters. He was also a member of the 4 × 100 m (44.26s) relay squad.

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee TitansEdit

After going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft, Long signed with the Tennessee Titans on May 2, 2015.[3]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On September 16, 2015, Long was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.[4] On September 23, 2015, he was released by the Dolphins.[5]

St. Louis / Los Angeles RamsEdit

Long signed with the practice squad of the St. Louis Rams on December 24, 2015.[6] On July 31, 2016, Long was released by the Los Angeles Rams for violation of team rules by bringing a woman into his dorm during training camp. Him being cut by Jeff Fisher was shown on the reality series Hard Knocks. [7]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Long signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 5, 2016.[8] He was released by the Eagles on August 14, 2016.[9]

BC Lions Edit

On October 3, 2016, Long signed to the BC Lions practice squad.[10] He re-signed with the Lions on February 1, 2017.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tennessee Titans add 13 undrafted free agents". WKRN.com. http://wkrn.com/2015/05/03/tennessee-titans-add-13-undrafted-free-agents/. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. "Wide Receivers 2009". Rivals.com. January 20, 2009. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2119/0.
  3. Wilson, Aaron (May 2, 2015). "Deon Long to Titans, Matt Robinson to Jaguars, Cole Farrand to Giants, R.J. Harris to Saints". BaltimoreSun.com. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-deon-long-to-titans-matt-robinson-to-jaguars-cole-farrand-to-giants-rj-harris-to-saints-20150502-story.html. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  4. Kelly, Omar (September 16, 2015). "Three Dolphins defensive ends nursing injuries". Sun Sentinel. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-dolphins-news-0917-20150916-story.html. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  5. Poupart, Alain (September 23, 2015). "NOTEBOOK: Dion Sims Back In Action; Other Notes". http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/NOTEBOOK-Dion-Sims-Back-In-Action-Other-Notes/7b38a189-fd22-4d4a-8287-4058c3471ef6. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  6. Lyons, Joe (December 24, 2015). "Rams notes: Quinn, McDonald are on the mend". StLToday.com. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-notes-quinn-mcdonald-are-on-the-mend/article_b9d2c2b6-cdd8-5863-922d-6fa9fd07e587.html. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  7. "Rams cut Deon Long for bringing woman into dorm room". SportingNews.com. 2016-08-10. http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/rams-deon-long-cut-woman-dorm-jeff-fisher-hard-knocks/18nm6um311spt1j7cfmkur3lpw.
  8. "Former Rams WR Deon Long signs with Eagles". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/73140/former-rams-wr-deon-long-signs-with-eagles.
  9. "Eagles release Malcolm Bunche, Deon Long". http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-release-Malcolm-Bunche-Deon-Long.html.
  10. "Lions Add Four To Practice Squad". Archived from the original on 2017-03-16. https://web.archive.org/web/20170316215957/http://www.bclions.com/transactions/.
  11. "BC LIONS TRANSACTIONS". bclions.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160617000810/http://www.bclions.com/transactions/. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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