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The bullish running back from Clinton starred for the Gamecocks from 1973-76 and became the first USC player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,333 in 1975).  Long, winner of the 1976 George Terry Award for best attitude at USC as a senior, rushed for 2,372 career yards for a 5.3 average.   He played professionally for the USFL Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers before joining the New York Jets, the NFL team that drafted him in the seventh round, from 1977-81.  For his Jets career, Long rushed 501 times for 1,921 yards for a 3.8 average.  USC inducted Long into its hall of fame in 2002.