Howard "Howie" Matthew Moses Long (born January 6, 1960 in Charlestown, Massachusetts) is an American former National Football League defensive end and actor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He is currently a studio analyst for Fox Network's NFL coverage.
He attended Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Milford Hall of Fame. Long was an all-around athlete, playing football (lettered three years and was named to the Scholastic Coach All-America team as a senior, though he never played football until age 15), basketball (lettered three years as a forward), and track (lettered three years, competing in the shot-put, discus and javelin). Long also set state records in both the shot put and discus.
Long played college football and earned a degree in communications at Villanova University. He turned down an offer to play at Boston College to attend Villanova. He was a four-year letterman at Villanova and was selected to play in the Blue-Gray game and was named the MVP in 1980. As a freshman Long started every game and during that season he had 99 tackles. As a sophomore Long led Villanova in sacks with 5 and recorded 78