Long's Shot: Cancer Survivor Rob Long Continues His Quest For The NFL

Former SU punter Rob Long is keeping his quest to kick in the NFL alive. He'll be hosting a Google Hangout today to talk about his ordeal and what he's learned.

There are a handful of former Syracuse Orange athletes who can elicit universal appeal and adulation from fans anytime they enter into our vision. Many of them were superstars who won championships and went on to Hall of Fame pro careers.

And then there's Rob Long. Not to discount what Rob did at Syracuse, becoming arguably the best punter in school history. But it's what happened when his SU days were ending, how he persevered and what he's doing these days to raise awareness and be an example that make him so special to Orange Nation.

These are busy days for Long as he makes what could be his final push to land a tryout with an NFL team. He was featured today in the Philadelphia Inquirer as the Pennsylvania native continues his training and his quest:

"No coach in the NFL is going to call me today and say you should kick three or four times a week," Long said. "It's up to me to do that."

"I only need one," Long said. "One of the 32 needs to give me a chance. I don't need all of them."

According to the article, Long is no longer represented by an agent and does all the legwork (pun intended) himself.

If you've wanted the chance to chat with Rob, wish him well or ask him a question, you'll get your shot today between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. ET when he hosts a Google Hangout via SU. Ask questions on Twitter using the Hashtag #RobLongSU.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker