David Long

#11 David Long

LB | r-So. | 5-11 | 228 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Winton Woods HS

2016 (r-Fr.)

  • Has played in 13 career games with 10 starts
  • Finished with career-high 11 tackles, including a career-high eight assisted tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl
  • Recorded four tackles vs. Baylor
  • Had six tackles at Iowa State
  • Finished with nine tackles against Oklahoma
  • Had a career-best 10 tackles with his second career sack for a loss of four yards at Texas
  • Posted three tackles against Kansas
  • Recorded three tackles at Oklahoma State
  • Had four total tackles, including a sack vs. TCU
  • Notched a career-best five tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss at Texas Tech
  • Made his first career start and had a TFL for a loss of six yards with three solo tackles against Kansas State
  • Recorded two tackles against BYU
  • Had four solo tackles in his career debut against Missouri

2015 (Fr.)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played for coach Andre Parker at Winton Woods
  • Starting linebacker who tallied 110 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior
  • Associated Press All-Ohio Division II Honorable Mention
  • AP Southwest All-District First Team Division II linebacker
  • Winton Woods Player of the Year as a senior
  • Finished with 283 career tackles, six sacks and six interceptions
  • Helped Winton Woods combine for a 22-11 record as a three-year starter
  • As a junior, totaled 88 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery in helping team to a 9-3 mark
  • Registered 81 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and an interception as a sophomore
  • Three-star ranking by ESPN, Rivals, Scout.com, 247Sports and PrepStar
  • Rated the No. 36 linebacker in Ohio by 247Sports, No. 23 by ESPN, No. 22 by Rivals and No. 9 by Scout.com
  • No. 23 in the state by Rivals
  • Ranked as the No. 81-best linebacker in the nation by Scout.com
  • Ranked as No. 27 in the state and No. 62 in the region by ESPN
  • Scout.com rankings of No. 19 in the region at his position and No. 57 overall best recruit in the state
  • PrepStar All-Midwest Region performer


  • Birthday is October 12
  • Son of David and Deon Long
  • One of 12 children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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Long To Be One of WVU's Defensive Playmakers

By John Antonik | May 15, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Maybe it’s me, but I see a lot of Eric Striker when I watch West Virginia’s David Long Jr. run around out on the football field.

2017 Iron Mountaineer Awards Announced

By Mike Montoro | April 15, 2017

West Virginia University football players Jon Lewis, David Long and Elijah Wellman received the Iron Mountaineer Awards, today, at the Gold-Blue Spring Football Game, presented to the most outstanding performers in WVU’s offseason strength and conditioning program.

Frosh LB Long Making Plays

By @JohnAntonik | October 06, 2016

That No. 11 you saw out there running around all over the field making plays against Kansas State … his name is David Long and he’s got the makings of becoming a pretty good outside linebacker for the West Virginia Mountaineers.