Long's long journey
Spencer Long
Spencer Long
Posted Aug 18, 2012

Nebraska guard Spencer Long has gone from walk-on to scholarship player.

Lincoln, NE - After earning second team all-conference honors last year from the Big Ten coaches, Nebraska guard Spencer Long received good news on Saturday afternoon.

The junior Nebraska native was put on scholarship by head coach Bo Pelini and crew, meaning the next two years of his education will be paid for.

“He’s a heck of a football player and has earned his way,” said Pelini. “It’s not easy what he’s done and the road he’s taken. It shows the amount of character and work ethic he has.”

Long’s journey from walk-on to scholarship player will be featured in next month’s Big Red Report magazine. The junior told us at the time of the interview he’s not satisfied with just becoming a starter at Nebraska. He wants more for his career.

“Obviously I still want to get better than I am right now,” he explained. “I want to keep striving to become a better player and a better o-lineman, but I think I have proved something so far, but I still have a long way to go as a player, so I am always constantly working towards that.

“If I was going to work on something it would probably becoming more vocal when I have to be, and I am trying to force myself to do that. Normally I have been a pretty quiet guy, but that might have been because I was such a low status player when I was a walk-on when I first came here, but becoming more vocal is definitely something I need to work on.”

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports NEXT since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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