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#6 Deon Long
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Dunbar HS
Experience: Transfer
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  • 2014 Phil Steele First Team Offense Preseason All-Big Ten

As a Junior (2013): Suffered a season-ending injury at Wake Forest (10/19) and missed the final six games of the season ... had 110 receiving yards against FIU (8/31) and a touchdown ... had three receptions for 38 yards against Connecticut (9/14) ... posted 98 receiving yards on six catches against West Virginia (9/21) ... caught four balls for 98 yards against Virginia (10/12) ... finished with four catches for 43 yards at Wake Forest (10/19).

At Iowa Western (2012): Earned first-team All-America honors while leading the NJCAA in receptions (100), receiving yards (1,625) and touchdowns (25) … his 100 receptions were the most in NJCAA history … helped lead Iowa Western to the 2012 NJCAA National Championship … touted a five-star recruit by Rivals … coached by Scott Strohmeier.

At New Mexico (2010-11): Sat out the 2010 season after transferring to UNM from West Virginia … as a redshirt freshman in 2011, tied for the team lead with 47 receptions and led the Lobos with 809 receiving yards and four touchdown receptions, while earning second team All-Mountain West Conference honors … coached by Mike Locksley.

At Dunbar High School: Named second team All-Met by The Washington Post and earned All-DCIAA honors … coached by Craig Jefferies.

Personal: From Washington, D.C. ... mother is Diane Long ... majoring in American studies.

Career Highs
Receptions - 9 (vs. FIU, 8/31/13)
Receiving Yards - 110 (vs. FIU, 8/31/13)
Receiving Touchdowns - 1 (vs. FIU, 8/31/13)
Long Reception - 47 yards (vs. Virginia, 10/12/13)
All-Purpuse Yards - 116 (vs. West Virginia, 9/21/13)


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