Howie Long’s net worth in 2021
Howie Long was one of the great defenders during his time in the NFL. He is also a multiple-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion. In this article, we’ll take a look at Howie Long’s net worth in 2021.
Howie Long’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $16 million
Howie Long’s net worth in 2021 is $16 million. This is according to numerous reputable outlets, including Celebrity Net Worth,
Long excelled in multiple sports during his high school years at Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts. He was named to the Scholastic Coach All-America team as a senior despite not playing football until the age of 15.
He then decided to join Villanova University to play college football for the Wildcats. He played for four years and was selected to the Blue-Gray Football Classic in 1980 where he was named the MVP. Long started off as a tight end but was eventually moved to the defensive line where he earned All-East honors and was an honorable mention All-American in his senior year.
Aside from football, he was also a boxer for Villanova and he was the Northern Collegiate Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
In the 1981 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Howie Long with the 48th pick in the 2nd round. He played 13 years in the NFL, all with the Raiders.
Howie Long shared what he wanted to accomplish in the NFL in an interview with Football Digest in 1986:
“Financial security and I want to be in the Hall of Fame…That’s my goal…and I’d like to win a few more Super Bowls.”
As one of the premier defensive players during his time, Long picked up a lot of accolades and achievements throughout his career such as:
- Super Bowl XVIII Champion
- 8x Pro Bowl Selection
- 3x First-team All-Pro
- 2x Second-team All-Pro
- 1985 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
- Member of NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
- 1985 NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year
- 1985 George S. Halas Trophy Winner
He was also selected by John Madden to the 1984 and 1985 All-Madden teams and was named to the 10th Anniversary All-Madden team in 1994.
In his 13-year career, he had 91 and a half sacks along with 10 fumble returns and 2 interceptions. Howie Long was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
After his retirement in the NFL, Howie Long pursued acting, focusing on action films. In 1998, he starred in the movie Firestorm. He also co-starred in the movie Broken Arrow opposite John Travolta. In the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland, Long had a minor role alongside Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, and Courtney Cox.
Aside from movies, Long appeared in numerous TV commercials for brands like Coors Light, Nike, Hanes, Frito Lay, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Honda, and Chevrolet.
In a 1986 interview with Inside Sports, Long stated that he’d like to stay in touch with football through broadcasting as he is articulate enough to handle it. He began as a studio analyst for the NFL coverage of Fox, often playing along with the comic antics of co-host Terry Bradshaw.
Aside from that, he also has a writing column on Foxsports.com as well as his own annual award show on Fox called Howie Long’s Tough Guys where he honors the toughest NFL players and rewards them with a truck.
In 1997, Long was awarded a Sports Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Howie Long is said to be reportedly earning $4 million annually for his work on Fox Sports and various endorsement deals.
Aside from football and media appearances, Long is also the author of the book Football for Dummies, which aims to help fans understand the basics of football.
On top of that, he is also an alumnus of the Boys and Girls Club of America where he volunteers his time to help the organization. In 2001, he was named the Walter Camp Man of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation.
Long might have retired from the NFL in 1993, but his family still remains in the league as two of his sons also played in the NFL.
Chris Long played in the league for 10 years as a Defensive End for the St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a 2x Super Bowl Champion, 1 more than his father.
Kyle Long is currently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs but spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Bears. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and is part of the 100 greatest Bears of All-Time.
A few years ago, Kyle joked on social media that his dad can still play in the NFL at the age of 59.
It is safe to say that Howie Long has had a successful career on the football field and beyond. Not only that, but his sons followed in his footsteps and were successful in their own right.