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Long donates $300,000 to practice facility

The Virginia Athletic Department announced today that former All-American defensive end Chris Long has donated $300,000 to the Virginia Athletics Foundation for the construction of the George Welsh Indoor Practice Facility.

The contribution will defray some of the approximately $14.5 million expected in expenses for the new state-of-the-art facility, which will host practices for the football program and every other field team at Virginia. According to the press release revealing Long’s gift, the project is scheduled for completion next spring.

Long, who attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville for high school, currently competes for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. After a strong first three years as a Cavalier, Long exploded onto the national consciousness in 2007 after a dominant senior campaign. In addition to his 14 sacks, unanimous First Team All-America selection and ACC Defensive Player of the Year award, Long became the first active Virginia player to have his jersey retired when the team honored him November 24, 2007. He is the son of Hall of Fame lineman and longtime Fox NFL analyst Howie Long.

Posted in Football Blog on September 18, 2012

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