Publication also tabs WR and Messina as first-team all-Mountain West
Two-time selection for senior; Long named to second team
Lobo senior linebacker Carmen Messina ends his career as the all-time tackling leader in Mountain West history
UNM travels to Wyoming with some confidence after beating UNLV for first win of the season
NEW MEXICO: Impact player with a playmaker's mentality...very athletic, with great speed and jumping ability...sat out the 2010 season due to transfer rules after coming to UNM from West Virginia University...has four years to play four...will immediately battle for a starting role this year...Long has been reunited with his high school coach - Craig Jefferies - who is in his first season as the Lobos' receivers coach.
TRANSFER YEAR (2010): Sat out the 2010 season at New Mexico due to transfer rules...spent most of the season working on the scout team and developing as a player.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Dunbar HS in Washington, D.C...Penn State Nike Camp MVP...1st Team DC Sports Fan, 1st Team Pigskin Club, 2nd Team All-Met, All DCIAA (District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association), three star recruit by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL: Born June 14, 1991, in Washington, D.C.... son of Diane Long... has two sisters: Yolanda and Shalonda, and a brother, Aaron...interested in Business as a major at UNM.