Long Named All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation
New Haven, CT – Virginia senior defensive end Chris Long was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation Thursday. Long was recognized as a member of the all-star team at the ESPN College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla. The Walter Camp honor marks the third first-team All-America recognition Long has received this year. He previously was named to the teams announced by the American Football Coaches Association and Rivals.com.
The Walter Camp All-America team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 119 Football Bowl Subdivision schools. This is the 118th season the Walter Camp team has been selected.
Walter Camp and the AFCA are two of the five All-America teams the NCAA recognizes and uses to determine if a player is a unanimous All-American. The others are the Football Writers of America Association, The Sporting News and the Associated Press All-America teams.
The ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year, Long led the ACC and was third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivison in sacks (14.0). This sack total equaled or surpassed the total recorded by 10 NCAA teams. Long also led his conference with 19.0 tackles-for-loss (tied for 10th in NCAA). One-quarter of Long’s 75 tackles this season were made behind the line of scrimmage.
Long’s accolades this season include:
Ted Hendricks Award Winner as the nation’s top defensive end
First-Team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation
First-Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association
First-Team All-America honors from Rivals.com
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference
Finalist for the Hendricks, Lott, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards
Two-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week