Offensive lineman Kyle Long joined the Chicago Bears as the 20thoverall pick of the 2013 NFL draft. Son of Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long, Kyle grew up playing both baseball and football. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 23rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose not to sign and honored his commitment to play baseball at Florida State University. In 2010, Kyle returned to playing football at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. He committed to play for the Oregon Ducks football team in 2011 and transferred to the University of Oregon where he would end up completing his college football career. Since being drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2013, Kyle became the first team offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three professional football seasons.
Kyle enjoys streaming on Twitch – the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture and creative arts – to raise awareness for his brother, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, Chris Long’s foundation Waterboys.
Named for one of the most overlooked but integral positions on any team, Waterboys unites NFL players from across the league in service. As Waterboys, players put aside allegiance and team up with fans in support of a single shared cause: providing clean, accessible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa. Do donate to Waterboys, please visit waterboys.org