Moved from tailback to the defensive backfield in the spring ? Will compete with Leroy Brooks and Rob Williams for a starting spot at cornerback ??Has played in five career games.
2000: Saw action in five games as a backup tailback ? Had 12 carries on the season for 34 yards and a touchdown ? Carried four times for five yards against AIC ? Had a 14-yard touchdown run in the victory over Maine ? Saw his first action at Northeastern, rushing six times for 15 yards.
Before UMass: Played for coach Bob McCarthy at Burlington High School? Set state records during his senior season with 3,232 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns ? His 3,232 rushing yards are the ninth-most ever by a high school player in a single season ? Averaged 294 yards per game as senior, the most by any high school player in the nation in 43 years ??Led team to the state championship as a senior captain, rushing for 306 yards and five touchdowns in the title game ??Named the USA Today / Gatorade Player of the Year in Vermont ? Earned first team All-State and All-League honors as a senior, after being a second team All-State and All-League pick as a junior ??Also a member of the track and basketball teams at Burlington.
Personal: Full name is Nathan Raoul Long ? Born September 19, 1982, in Louisville, Ky. ? Son of Annette Miller and Clarence Long ? Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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