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71 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Logan Long

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In which BracketCat counts down the 71st day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Logan Long.

#71 Dalton Risner
In switching to the same jersey number and position as K-State’s last pre-Wyatt Hubert NFL Draft pick, Dalton Risner (71), Logan Long has put a little more pressure on himself that wasn’t there when he was a tight end in 2019 and before.
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NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.

#71 Logan Long

Redshirt Senior | 6-4 | 308 lbs. | Woodward, Oklahoma
Logan Long
Logan Long
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Logan Jay Long (b. May 24, 1999) is a former walk-on tight end from Woodward, Oklahoma, who since has converted to the offensive line in order to seek more playing time. (Based on his listing in the 2021 spring media guide, I surmise that he is now on full scholarship.)

Long redshirted in 2017 and did not see any playing time in 2018. However, he played in all 13 games in 2019, including the TCU contest, when he earned his first career start.

The highlight of his season might well have been when he blocked Oklahoma safety Parnell Motley out of bounds and Motley retaliated by kicking him in a very notorious moment.

In 2019, Long helped the Wildcats to rush for 178 yards per game to rank fourth in the Big 12, while he also was a part of helping the Wildcats to score 29 rushing touchdowns, the third most in the Big 12.

He ended with three catches for 10 yards and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.

After transitioning from tight end to offensive line before the 2020 season, Long played in seven games on field goal protection and as a reserve lineman.

He again earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors following the pandemic-shortened season and also earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from K-State in May 2021.

Long played his senior season at Woodward High School under head coach Craig Hixon.

He earned all-state honors in 2016 from the Oklahoma Coaches Association, was selected to play in the 2016 101 Classic Bowl and graduated as the valedictorian of his class.