What is Howie Long's Net Worth and Salary?
Howie Long is a retired professional football player, actor, and television personality who has a net worth of $16 million. Although Howie Long enjoyed a long and successful career as a defensive end in the NFL, today he is best known today for being an actor and a sports analyst.
- Richest Athletes › NFL Players
- Net Worth:
- $16 Million
- $4 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Jan 6, 1960 (63 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Charlestown, Boston
- 6 ft 4 in (1.95 m)
- American football player, Actor
- United States of America
Howie spent his entire career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. After being drafted by the Raiders in 1981, Long helped the team win the Super Bowl in 1984. Over the course of his football career, he received eight Pro Bowl and three All-Pro selections. Howie was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
After retiring from sports, Long enjoyed a substantial acting career and quickly became a notable broadcaster. He eventually secured a position as a studio analyst for Fox Sports. Two of his children, Chris Long and Kyle Long, later went on to become professional football players in the NFL.
Howard Matthew Moses Long was born on January 6th of 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts. While attending high school in Milford, Long showed his potential as a football player and lettered three years. He also played basketball and joined the track team, breaking several records in discus and shot put.
After graduating from high school, Long attended Villanova University. During his college years, he played for the Wildcats and started every game as a freshman. During his freshman year, he racked up 99 tackles. He ended his college career as a senior with 84 tackles. He began his time as a tight end but was quickly moved to the defensive line. While playing college football, Long earned a degree in communications and became the Northern Collegiate Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
Howie began his NFL career in 1981 after being selected by the Oakland Raiders during the NFL Draft. This was the beginning of a 13-year career with the team, during which he wore number 75. After a few years, Howie earned a number of awards, including NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year and NFLPA AFC Defensive Lineman of the Year. In 1985, he won the George S. Halas Trophy. In 1984, the Raiders won the Super Bowl. By 1986, Long had been voted to the Pro Bowl four consecutive times. During this period, the Raiders also had the number-one defense in the AFC.
In total, Long recorded over 91 sacks over the course of his career. He was a veteran player for the Raiders at the time of his retirement, having overseen their transition from Oakland to Los Angeles, and becoming the "last man standing" who had been an original member of the Oakland team. During his time in the NFL, Howie also became known for a signature move called the "rip," which was a quick uppercut movement that broke the opposing blocker's grip. By the time he retired in 1993, Long was considered one of the all-time players in a "dream" defensive front, along with names like Curley Culp and Lawrence Taylor.
After retiring, Long appeared in a number of action films. These included "Firestorm," "Broken Arrow," "3000 Miles to Graceland," and "That Thing You Do!" In addition, he appeared in commercials for brands like Radio Shack, Coors Light, Nike, Campbell's Chunky Soup, Honda, and many others.
He then started working as an analyst for Fox's NFL coverage. He is known for hosting a show called "Howie Long's Tough Guys," and in 1997 he won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality. In addition, he wrote a book called "Football for Dummies."
Howie Long Salary
Between Fox Sports and commercials for General Motors Howie Long earns an annual salary of $4 million.
In 2019, it was reported that Chris Long had sold his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received $2.45 million for the residence, having originally purchased it in 2011 for $1 million. This is a considerable profit margin over an eight-year period. The home itself features 5,000 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, a theater, a bar, and a patio.