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.