Howie Long whose full legal name is Howard Matthew Moses Long was born on the 6th of January 1960. He is an American sports critic and retired professional football player. Before his retirement, Howie was part of the National Football League (NFL) and played his entire 13 seasons career as a defensive end with the Raiders franchise in Oakland and Los Angeles. He was picked by the Raiders in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft.
After he retired from the NFL, he sought out a career in the entertainment world and served as a sports critic for Fox Sports National Football League (NFL) coverage.
Howie Long’s Career Achievements
- Long won the Super Bowl (XVIII) with the Raiders.
- He was named NFL co-Defensive Player of the Year (NEA) in 1985.
- He was a three-time First-team All-Pro in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
- He was a two-time Second-team All-Pro in 1986 and 1989.
- He won the Pro Bowl eight times in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, and 1993.
- He was declared to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.
- The former Raiders defensive end was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
Howie Long’s Net Worth
Howie Long may be long retired from the NFL but he is still worth several million. The well-known 63-year-old sports analyst has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Howie Long Early Life
The retired NFL defensive end and Hall of Famer was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, but grew up in Charlestown, Boston, where he was mainly raised by his uncles and maternal grandma.
For his early education, Long went to Milford High School in Milford, MA, and is a part of the Milford Hall of Fame. Howie was a versatile athlete, playing football, basketball, and track, he even took part in the shot put, discus, and javelin. Howie also holds state records in the shot put and discus.
Howie Long Love Life
Howie Long has had an established career and is considered one of the best players during his time. On top of that, Long got to marry his high school sweetheart Diane Addonizio and are still together to this day.
The former NFL star is happily married to his sweetheart Diane Addonizio. Howie and Diane have been married for over 40 years. The couple had their first encounter when Howie was in his freshman year at Villanova and are parents to three handsome sons. The eldest son is named Chris, who is also a former defensive end of the NFL for the St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles, receiving two Super Bowls in his career. The second son is named Kyle, who plays as a guard and previously was part of the Chicago Bears, and played a single season for the Kansas City Chiefs but is now signed with them as of March 2021. The youngest son is named Howie Jr., is employed as a player personnel for Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders. Howie is of the Roman Catholic faith.