Linemen dominate early picks in NFL Draft

Linemen dominate early picks in NFL Draft

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Offensive tackle Eric Fisher was the No. 1 player chosen Thursday in the NFL Draft, heading a group of linemen who dominated the early selections.
Dolphins sign Brian Hartline for 5 years

Dolphins sign Brian Hartline for 5 years

MIAMI, March 8 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins signed receiver Brian Hartline to a five-year deal days before he was set to become a free agent, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported.
Locked-out Dolphins to work out on own

Locked-out Dolphins to work out on own

MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- With the NFL mired in a lockout, Miami Dolphins team captain Jake Long is organizing player-only workouts this week, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Chiefs sign Dorsey to six-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 26 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey on a six-year contract Saturday.

Rams make Chris Long No. 2 pick in draft

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- University of Virginia defensive end Chris Long Saturday became the second overall pick in the NFL draft at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

NFL Draft opens Saturday

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- The NFL Draft begins Saturday with all the suspense concerning the No. 1 pick having been wiped out by Miami's signing of offensive tackle Jake Long.
Michigan's Jake Long tabbed by Dolphins

Michigan's Jake Long tabbed by Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins agreed with Jake Long on a multi-year contract, effectively making the Michigan offensive tackle the first pick of this year's NFL draft.

Glen Dorsey wins the Lombardi Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Senior LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey Thursday earned the Lombardi Award as the nation's top college football interior lineman.
Jake Long
NFL number one overall draft choice Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long warms up at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on November 2, 2008. Long from Lapeer, Michigan played for the University of Michigan. (UPI Photo/ Gary C. Caskey)

Jake Edward Long (born May 9, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dolphins first overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan. Previously he starred at Lapeer East High School in football, basketball and baseball.

In high school, Long was the first player in his high school's history to earn all-state "Dream Team" (all-class state team) honors in football from the Detroit News. He was a two-time First-team All-Metro League player in both basketball and football, where he was honored both on offense and defense. In baseball, he was a two-time Second-team All-Metro League selection. In both basketball and football, he led his team to regular and post season success that had not been seen in many years.

In college, he redshirted for a year and then became a starter at offensive tackle for the football team in the third game of his redshirt freshman season. He earned Second-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition and Rivals.com Freshman All-American recognition. In 2006 & 2007, he earned Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and First-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition. In 2006 he was a Outland and Lombardi Trophy watch lists selection and in 2007 he was a finalist for both awards. He was a 2006 consensus All-American and 2007 unanimous All-American.

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