| Ryan Long
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Richardson, Texas (Pearce)
A five-year player who averaged 40.4 yards per punt during his career ... played in 23 career games, including the 1999-2000 Cotton Bowls ... saw action as a punter, on kickoffs, and as FG/PAT holder during his career ... started his career as a walk-on but earned a scholarship as a junior ... two-time member of the Athletics Director's Honor Roll.
Saw action in four games on special teams.
Started all 14 games at punter, including the Cotton Bowl ... legged five punts of 50 or more yards, including two vs. Stanford ... posted a season-high 61-yard punt and a season-high 47.0 yard average (on four punts) vs. the Cardinals ... had 15 of his 58 punts downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... averaged 42.0 yards per punt or better in seven contests ... punted three or more times in 12 of 14 games ... took over FG/PAT holding duties in the second game of the season.
Earned his first letter after playing five games and starting the final three at punter, including the Cotton Bowl ... saw his first collegiate action at No. 6 UCLA ... had two punts for a 39.0-yard average vs. the Bruins ... did not play again until punting twice for a 44.5-yard average vs. Oklahoma State ... received the starting nod at punter the following week at Texas Tech ... punted six times for a 46.8-yard average in that game ... of his 12 punts of the year, three were for 50 yards or more ... placed two of his 12 punts inside the opponents' 20 ... legged a career-best 62-yard punt at Texas Tech ... had only one touchback.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1997)
Served as a reserve punter and placekicker ... redshirted in 1996.
Coached by Tod Nix at Pearce High School ... earned second-team all-district honors both at punter and kicker as a senior ... posted a career-best 81-yard punt vs. Lake Highlands in 1995.
Born 9/17/77 in Dallas, Texas ... full name is Ryan Brady Long ... majored in health, fitness, and promotions ... his father played football at Navarro Junior College (1970) ... volunteered his time visiting retirement homes and elementary schools.
Year G No. Yds. Avg. LP I20
2000 4 0 0 -- -- 0
1999 13 58 2,307 39.8 61/Stan. 15
1998 4 12 522 43.5 62/TT 2
1997 Did Not Punt
Career 21 70 2,829 40.4 62/TT 17