Kyle Long is an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Growing up, the Virginia native was not only a star on the gridiron but also an All-American high school baseball pitcher and he was drafted at the end of his senior year by the Chicago White Sox. Kyle had committed to pitch at Florida State University and decided to go ahead with that, but he then left FSU in 2009 and resumed his football career at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California in 2010. After his first season of JUCO Kyle switched from defensive end to offensive lineman, and after one more season at Saddleback at his new position he transferred to the University of Oregon in 2012.
Kyle spent one season with the Ducks and he was then selected in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. In seven seasons with the Bears, Kyle went to 3 straight Pro Bowls (2013-2015) and was a Second-team All-Pro in 2014. Kyle retired from football in 2019, and after a year in television on a Sunday pregame show for CBS, Kyle came out of retirement in 2021 and joined the Kansas City Chiefs.
Outside of football, Kyle is a big NASCAR fan. Kyle has co-hosted a weekly talk show on NASCAR’s YouTube channel and he is the part-owner of an iRacing team.
Kyle is the son of Hall of Fame defensive end, actor and NFL analyst Howie Long, and the brother of retired NFL defensive end Chris Long.