Head coach Tony Levine and Thomas Bates, Ty Cloud and Trevor Harris met with the media
Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs
A look at the Houston roster heading into Spring Camp
Interviewed by: Michael McGrory
2014: Provided depth to the Houston offensive line ... appeared in nine games in the 2014 season ... appeared in Houston's victory against Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl.
2013: Saw first action of his career in season opener against Southern with action on 10 snaps ... provided depth at tackle for the Cougars ... part of an offensive line that ranked fourth in The American Athletic Conference with 29 sacks given up ... team ranked third in the league with an average of 33.2 points per game.
High School: Four-star performer by ESPN.com and has the ability to play each position along the offensive line ... First Team All-State (all classes) by Dave Campbell's Texas Magazine ... First Team Class 2A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... ranked as the country's No. 12 center prospect ... three-time All-State, All-Area and All-District selection ... offensive line MVP of the National Underclassman combine as a sophomore in 2009 ... First Team All-State as a junior and senior ... played for Mike Pierce at Edna High School ... also was a thrower in track and was a regional qualifier in discus ... offensive line coach at Edna was former Cougar standout Josh Lovelady.
Personal: Son of D'Anna and Donnie Long ... member of the Edna National Honors Society and works as a community mentor ... enjoys fishing, hunting and outdoor activities ... lists his father as the most influential person in his life ... majoring in business.