Steve DeLong

Steven Cyril DeLong (July 3, 1943 – August 18, 2010) was an American football defensive lineman who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiately for the University of Tennessee, and professionally for the San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears. In 1969 with San Diego, he set a team record with 17 sacks, a mark which stood until Gary Johnson had ​17 12 in 1980.[1]

DeLong was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He was the father of professional football player Keith DeLong, who also played for the University of Tennessee.

Steve DeLong
No. 82
Position:Defensive end / defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:July 3, 1943
Norfolk, Virginia
Died:August 18, 2010 (aged 67)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Career information
High school:Oscar F. Smith
(South Norfolk, Virginia)
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
(by the San Diego Chargers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:103
Games started:14
Player stats at

See also


  1. ^ Smith, Rick (1981). 1981 San Diego Chargers Facts Book. San Diego Chargers. p. 41.
1963 All-SEC football team

The 1963 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1963 college football season.

1963 College Football All-America Team

The 1963 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1963. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1963 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Central Press Association (CP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (6) the Sporting News, and (7) the United Press International (UPI).

1964 All-SEC football team

The 1964 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1964 college football season.

1964 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 1964 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his first year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins, five losses and one tie (4–5–1 overall, 1–5–1 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 80 points while the defense allowed 121 points.

1965 NFL Draft

The 1965 National Football League draft was held at the Summit Hotel in New York City on Saturday, November 28, 1964. The first player selected was Tucker Frederickson, back from Auburn, by the New York Giants.The draft was marked by the failure of the St. Louis Cardinals to sign quarterback Joe Namath of Alabama, who went with the New York Jets of the American Football League. The AFL draft was held the same day.

1968 San Diego Chargers season

The 1968 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–5–1 record in 1967.

1969 San Diego Chargers season

The 1969 San Diego Chargers season was the team's 10th as a franchise and their 9th in San Diego. It began with the team trying to improve on their 9–5 record in 1968, as this would be the last season for the team with a winning record until 1978. It was the last American Football League season before the AFL–NFL merger. It was also Sid Gillman's final season as the team's head coach.

1970 San Diego Chargers season

The 1970 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 1st season in the National Football League (NFL) (As a result of the NFL-AFL Merger, where the league was broken into two Conferences, with the AFL teams moved into the American Football Conference), and its 11th overall.

San Diego's 5-6-3 record was the first of seven consecutive losing seasons for the franchise. The 1970 Chargers are the last NFL team to record three ties in a single season, a record which will likely stand, as the NFL adopted overtime for regular season games in 1974.

1971 San Diego Chargers season

The 1971 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 2nd season in the National Football League (NFL), and its 12th overall. The team improved on their 5–6–3 record in 1970. It was Harland Svare's first season as the team's head coach. After a 1-4 start, the Chargers would slightly improve, winning 3 of their next 4 games. However, they would lose 3 of their final 5 games en route to a 6-8 finish.

1972 Chicago Bears season

The 1972 Chicago Bears season was their 53rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–9–1 record, another below .500 showing, in head coach Abe Gibron's first season. But they had good success on the QB Rushing. QB Bobby Douglass ran on 143 carries for 972 yards and 8 Touchdowns. This would be later broken by Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick who became the first and only Quarterback to run over 1,000 yards in the NFL. Only three other QBs ran for over 1,000 yards in one season, but they were all in the CFL.


Delong or DeLong is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alana DeLong, Canadian politician

Delmar DeLong, American politician

Ding Delong, military officer

Elizabeth DeLong, American biostatistician

Gary DeLong, American soccer player

George W. DeLong (1844–1881), United States Navy officer and explorer

J. Bradford DeLong (born 1960), economist

Jesse Delong (1805–1868), Canadian politician

Jia Delong (born 1985), baseball player

Joe DeLong (born 1972), American (West Virginian) politician

Keith DeLong (born 1967), football player

Mahlon DeLong, American neurologist

Michael Delong, American military officer

Richard DeLong, Sacred Harp singing

Russell V. DeLong (1901–1981), minister and college president

Sidney Randolph DeLong (1875–1914), American politician

Solomon DeLong (1849–1925), writer and journalist

Sophie Delong (born 1957), French politician

Steve DeLong (1943–2010), American football player

Ed Beard (American football)

Edward Leroy Beard (born December 9, 1939 in Chesapeake, Virginia) is a former professional American football player.

Fred Williams (defensive lineman)

Fred Williams (February 8, 1929 – October 9, 2000) was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins. He went to four Pro Bowls during his 14-year career. Williams played college football at the University of Arkansas and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1952 NFL Draft.

Keith DeLong

Keith Allen DeLong (born August 14, 1967) is a former American football linebacker who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers from 1989 to 1993. He earned Super Bowl ring his rookie season, in Super Bowl XXIV.

DeLong is the son of SEC Legend and Outland Trophy winner Steve DeLong. He is one of only a handful of father/son combinations who both played at the NFL level. Both attended the University of Tennessee.

List of Los Angeles Chargers first-round draft picks

The Los Angeles Chargers are a National Football League (NFL) franchise. They began play in 1960, a charter member of the American Football League. The Chargers moved to San Diego, California in 1961, changing their name to the San Diego Chargers. In 2017, the Chargers relocated back to Los Angeles. The Chargers' first draft selection was Monty Stickles, an end from the University of Notre Dame. The team's most recent first round selection was Jason Verrett, a cornerback from Texas Christian University. The Chargers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft once. They have also selected the second overall pick three times. The University of Tennessee and the University of Texas are tied for the most players chosen by the Chargers from one university, with three selections each.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

Outland Trophy

The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition. In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious.

SEC Football Legends

SEC Football Legends is an annual award program of the Southeastern Conference designed to honor outstanding former college football players from each of the conference's fourteen member institutions. Begun in 1994, the Legends Dinner featuring video highlights of each honoree's career is one of various events of the week leading up to the SEC Championship Game. The honorees are also recognized at halftime of the game.

Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is a post-season college football all-star game played each January in Mobile, Alabama, which showcases the best NFL Draft prospects of those players who have completed their college eligibility. First played in 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida, the game moved to Mobile's Ladd–Peebles Stadium the next year. Produced by the non-profit Mobile Arts & Sports Association, the game is also a charitable fund-raiser benefiting various local and regional organizations with over US$5.9 million in donations over its history.

In 2007, telecast of the game moved from ESPN to NFL Network. In 2013, Reese's took over sponsorship, starting with the 2014 game. In January 2018, Reese's announced that they were extending their sponsorship of the game; a specific duration was not given.

Tennessee Volunteers football

The Tennessee Volunteers football program (variously called "Tennessee", "Vols", "UT") represents the University of Tennessee (UT) in the sport of American football. The Volunteers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

The Vols have played football for 121 seasons, starting in 1891; their combined record of 833–383–53 ranks them twelfth on the list of all-time win-loss percentage records .677 and ninth on by-victories list for college football programs as well as second on the all-time win/loss list of SEC programs 390–253–33 .601. Their all-time ranking in bowl appearances is third (52) and sixth in all-time bowl victories (28), most notably four Sugar Bowls, three Cotton Bowls, an Orange Bowl, and a Fiesta Bowl. They have won 16 conference championships and six national titles in their history and their last national championship was in the 1998 college football season.

The Vols play at Neyland Stadium, where Tennessee has an all-time winning record of 464 games, the highest home-field total in college football history for any school in the nation at its current home venue. Additionally, its 102,455 seat capacity makes Neyland the nation's fifth largest stadium.

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