Long Named to All-Region Team

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Michael Long Junior tight end Michael Long of the Muhlenberg football team was named to the All-South Region first team by D3football.com.

Long caught 47 passes – the second-most ever by a Mule tight end – for 525 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. He was the second-leading receiver on a prolific Muhlenberg offense that averaged more than 34 points and 400 yards per game.

A first-team All-Centennial Conference selection, Long ranks eighth among Division III tight ends in receptions, and he set a CC record for tight ends with 11 catches in a 27-7 win at Juniata. His catches were important ones, too: Of Long’s 47 receptions, 32 went for first downs, including 13 on third down and one on fourth down.

Long, who will enter his senior season with 75 career catches, just 11 short the school record for tight ends, also was a big contributor on special teams. He returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown against McDaniel and blocked a field goal himself against Moravian.

At least one Muhlenberg player has earned all-region recognition from D3football.com in six of the last seven years. Long is the first Mule from the offensive side to be honored since 2008.
Click here for the complete all-region team.