New AD Jeff Long ranked among his high school's best all-time football players
Former quarterback and defensive back Jeff Long, new athletic director at Kansas, was cited by the Dayton Daily News as the fifth best football player in the history of Fairmont East High in Ohio in a story written by Marc Pendleton, dated July 18, 2017.
The school merged with Fairmont West to form Fairmont High in 1983.
Long ranks two spots behind former Michigan coach Brady Hoke, his center on the football team and catcher on the baseball team, and one spot behind Hoke’s older brother, Jon Hoke, on the list of all-time greatest Fairmont East football players.
The story points out that Long, a 1978 graduate, went a combined 13-6-1 in two seasons as starting quarterback and “more importantly,” his two touchdown passes led to a 26-22 victory over Fairmont West and came the year before East shut out West.
Long, the story reports, earned seven varsity letters in football and baseball during his collegiate career at Ohio Wesleyan.