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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Virginia senior defensive end Chris Long was named All-American teams selected by The Sporting News and today.

He has now been named to five All-American squads. Previously he was named to teams announced by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Football Foundation and

With his selection by The Sporting News, Long has earned consensus All-American honors. To earn consensus All-American status a player must be named to the first-team by a majority of the five national organizations recognized by the NCAA. The WCFF, TSN and AFCA are three of the five teams the NCAA recognizes. The others include teams selected by the Football Writers of America Association and The Associated Press.

Long is the 11th Cavalier named a consensus All-American and the first since guard Elton Brown and tight end Heath Miller were named in 2004.

The ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year, Long leads the ACC and is third in the country in sacks (14.0). This sack total equaled or surpassed the total recorded by 10 NCAA teams. Long also leads the conference with 19.0 tackles-for-loss (tied for 10th nationally). 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 The Sporting News
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ACC Defensive Player of the Year
First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference
Dudley Award winner as the top collegiate player in the state of Virginia
Richmond Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year
Finalist for the Hendricks, Lott, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards
Two-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week

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