With the 20th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Bears selected Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long, a pick that should help out the ever-tiring troubles of keeping QB Jay Cutler safe in the pocket. Movie buffs, however, may have heard of Kyle’s father, Howie Long, who has been featured in such classic action-packed films as “Broken Arrow,” “3000 Miles To Graceland,” and his best-known role as firefighter Jesse Graves in the 1998 blockbuster movie “Firestorm.”
Kyle Long was asked about long his road playing nearly an entire season of college football at the FBS level prior to getting drafted in the NFL.
“It’s been a long road, with that one year where I showed a lot of hard work and dedication,” Long said. “I’m just glad to have finally made it to the pros.”
The offensive lineman was then asked to whom he attributed his success.
“My parents definitely, especially my father,” said Long. “I remember as a child being on the set for his Radio Shack commercials. Witnessing his discipline & extended hours he put in to those shoots is what really inspired me.”