Troy Long Athlete Profile

#21 Troy Long

Troy Long
Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1985-1988 Hometown: Sandy, UT



All-America

  • 1987 AP Honorable Mention
  • 1988 AP Honorable Mention

Personal

Parents are Myron and Charlene...brother, Darrin, played defensive back at Utah State...majoring in business/marketing.

Before BYU

High School - A four-sport letterman at Alta High School...was all-region and all-state in football both junior and senior years...was All-American senior year...team MVP...co-captain of football, basketball and baseball teams...took sixth in the state in the javelin throw...holds school record for most interceptions in a single game and most points socred in a season (78)...team won state championship in 1983 and was runnerup in '84...recruited by Arizona, UCLA, Hawai'i, Stanford, Utah State and Utah...coached by Doug Berry (Southern Utah State).



1985 | Freshman Year

One of only two freshman to letter on the varsity...had an interception vs. Utah State...was special teams player-of-the-week vs. Temple after he fielded an on-side kick...returned six punts for an average of 5.7 yards per return.

1986 | Sophomore Year

Started three games as a replacement for injured Korey Rasmussen...intercepted a pass against New Mexico..had a game-high seven unassisted tackles against Temple.

1987 | Junior Year

First team All-WAC and AP honorable mention All-American...led team in tackles (122) and defensive points...had seven tackles for loss and six interceptions.