On December 30, Hunter Long ’17 a redshirt junior tight end at Boston College was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America second-team. With this honor, Long enters the Boston College record books as just the third tight end in Eagles history to be named to the FWAA All-American team.
This is one of many honors this season for the Exeter, NH native, in addition, Long was named second-team All-American by the AP, Sporting News, CBS Sports and The Athletic. Furthermore, Long collected All-ACC first-team honors, he was named to The Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference team and was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.
At the Eagles senior football banquet, Long earned the William J. Flynn award as the team’s most valuable player.
According to Boston College Athletic Communications, during the 2020 season, Long was a top receiving tight end in the nation, leading all tight ends nationally in receptions (57) and ranked second in receiving yards (685) as of December 30, 2020.
During his career at Boston College, Long amassed 89 receptions for 1,297 yards and nine touchdowns.
After finishing his career at Boston College as one of the most accomplished tight ends in school history, Long has shifted his sights to the National Football League by entering the 2021 NFL Draft.
A post-graduate at Deerfield, Long helped lead the Big Green on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver and tight end and earned All-Central New England 2nd Team Honors for his impact on the field. In eight games with the green and white, Long recorded 30 catches, 504 yards, two touchdowns and 18 yards per catch.
Congratulations and good luck Hunter! We will be cheering you on at the draft!