Chris Long

This is a 2017 photo of Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. This image reflects the Philadelphia Eagles active roster as of Wednesday, May 31, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

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Background: Wears No. 56. ... 6-foot-3, 270 pounds. ... 32 years old. ... First season with Eagles after signing as a free agent. ... Won a Super Bowl last season with New England after spending the previous eight seasons with the Rams. ... Son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long. ... Younger brother Kyle plays offensive line for Chicago. ... Grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia ... Played four sports at St. Anne’s-Belfield School.

What is your fondest memory of high school football?

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“Just that I loved it. It was definitely a special time in my life. It was the most fun I’ve ever had.”

You played football, lacrosse, basketball and baseball in high school. What do you think about kids specializing in one sport?

“I’m not a fan of specializing at all. I played those four sports and enjoyed all of them. I think just focusing on one sport can lead to burnout.”

What do you think of the City of Philadelphia?

“I love it. I’ve never lived in a big city before, and I’m really enjoying it so far. I tend to stay home most of the time, but there’s definitely a lot to do here.”

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Member of The Press sports staff since 1986, starting my 25th season as The Press Eagles' beat writer. Also cover boxing, MMA, golf, high school sports and everything else.

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