Is Kyle Long married? No, he isn’t. However, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend named Shannon Noel Ford. The news about their relationship was confirmed from Long’s Instagram profile posted in July 2017.
Long’s girlfriend Ford is a model and a reality star from Gilbert, South Carolina. She is the former student of the University of South Carolina from where she completed her degree majoring in broadcast journalism and political science. First, she gained popularity for appearing in the 2012 Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant.
Who is Kyle Long?
Born as Kyle Howard Long, he landed the planet on December 5, 1988, which makes his age be 32 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is a famous American football guard playing for of the National Football League (NFL)’s Chicago Bears. He was first drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft’s first round by the Bears.
Early Life and Education
Long was born in 1988 and his place of birth is Ivy, Virginia, the United States of America. He was enrolled at Charlottesville, Virginia-based St. Annes-Belfield School where he played football as well as baseball. A big achievement came in his career when he was selected for the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
He was born to the parents named Howie Long (father) and Diane Addonizio (mother). His father is well-known for being the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive. He also has an elder brother named Chris Long, a retired defensive player.
Career and Professional Life
Long was first drafted the 23rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox. However, he didn’t sign and went for his commitment to Florida State University.
He quit Florida State for academic reasons in early 2009. He was also arrested at that time and the reason is said to be DWI. The following year, he attended Saddleback College and returned back to his playing career. As a defensive, he recorded 16 tackles and one quarterback sack in the first year.
He was seen switching to offensive from defensive line in 2011. He was transferred to the University of Oregon after committing to play for the Oregon Ducks football team on December 18, 2011. He appeared in the offensive line during the 2012 season. Later, his appeal for an extra year of college eligibility was denied by NCAA.
A big breakthrough came in his professional playing career when Long was selected in the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He was signed on May 17 being Chicago’s 2013 draft’s last member.
In 2013, he started the season against the Cincinnati Bengals at right guard. He was named in Pro Football Focus’ All-Rookie Team on January 8, 2014, citing his next big achievements. On January 15, he was named to NFL.com’s All-Rookie Team.
He was named as a second-team All-Pro guard in the Pro Bowl in 2014 as well. He was moved back to guard after the Bears signing with Arizona Cardinals’ right tackle Bobby Massie on March 10, 2016. He signed a four-year 40 million USD contract extension on September 7, 2016.
During the 2016 season, he suffered from various injuries. Having a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Long played the first seven games of the season. Because of a strained triceps, he was unable to play the Bears’ Week 8 contest against the Minnesota Vikings.
He was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2017, after aggravating a shoulder injury in Week 13. In the 2018 season, he suffered from a foot injury in a match against the New York Jets. On November 3, 2018, he was placed on injured reserve and was activated off from there on December 29, 2018.
Kyle Long hasn’t married yet and, therefore, it is useless to talk about his wife. His girlfriend name is Shannon Noel Ford who is a model and a reality star. The couple has come out together from there social media handles. The couple seems to be very serious about their relationship but their wedding plan details are not available.
According to chicagobears.com, Kyle Long has a tall height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and weighs about 143 kilograms (316 lbs). Being a sports person, Long is fully aware of the importance of fitness, diet and workout plans.
Salary and Net worth
American footballer Kyle Long has an estimated net worth of 25 million USD. He has made an extension contract worth 40 million USD on September 7, 2016. He is playing with the Chicago Bears since 2013. Within a short period of time, Long has amassed popularity alongside his jaw-dropping net worth.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of footballer Long is maintained by most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia. His Instagram profile is reachable @kylelong75 where he has retained more than 152k followers. He is also active on Twitter @Ky1eLong where he is being followed by over 338k followers.