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Name: *Hunter Long 
College: Boston College     Number: 80
Height: 6-5   Weight: 254
Position: TE  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rJr/2021

40 Low: 4.65
   40 Time: 4.71
  40 High: 4.78

> Projected Round: 2-3  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6050
Weight: 254

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Dates: 03/26/21
Hand: 09 3/4  Arm: 33 3/4
Wingspan: 82

Height: 6050
Weight: 254
40 Yrd Dash: 4.71
20 Yrd Dash: 2.69
10 Yrd Dash: 1.61
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 32 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.42
3-Cone Drill: 7.41

40 Time Range: 4.68-4.74/Projected 4.84/No Bench-Ribs
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2020: 1stC...MackeySemifinalist...PMackey...2019: 3rdC...PMackey


 *Hunter Long, Boston College, Player News


  When Boston College tight end Hunter Long declared himself eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, he was rated among the top five at the position from a deep field of applicants. The 6-5, 253-pound redshirt junior from Exeter, N.H., was claimed by the Miami Dolphins with the 18th pick in the third round (81st overall) on Friday night. The only tight ends taken before Long were Kyle Pitts of Florida, who became the highest selection ever at that position in the history of the NFL draft when he was taken fourth overall by the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, and Merrimac native TE Pat Freiermuth of Penn State, who was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round with the 55th overall pick.

"His pro attributes are pretty simple, he is a pro," said BC tight ends coach Steve Shimko. "He prepares like pro, he practices like a pro and performs on the field like a pro. "He comes to meetings knowing the game plan inside and out. He's relentless on the path to perfection." Long's 57 receptions in 11 games are second behind BC All-American tight end Pete Mitchell, who set the program's single season record with 66 catches over 12 games in 1983. - Boston Herald


(DS#3 TE) rJr/2021 TE *Hunter LongBoston College
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  Because of the pandemic, BC restricted this year's pro day to just former Eagles with tight end Hunter Long of Exeter, N.H., and linebackers Max Richardson and Isaiah McDuffie the featured players. Long saw his receiving numbers jump last season under the direction of first-year offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti and transfer quarterback Phil Jurkovec. Long led the nation among tight ends for receptions (57) and receiving yards (685) and was eighth with five touchdowns. He finished his BC career with 89 receptions and 1,297 yards. The combination of the two systems helped develop Long into the total package. "I think it definitely helped and I kind of had the best of both worlds," said Long. "I was in a run-heavy scheme and seeing a few targets a game to this past year where I was seeing up to 13 or 14 targets per game." - Boston Herald

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  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): TE - Hunter Long, Boston College, 144,...Long joined Ryan Purvis (2007) as the only All-ACC first-team tight ends in school history after his impressive junior campaign. A semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, Long leads all tight ends nationally with 57 receptions and ranks 17th nationally among all players. - Boston College Football

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  Long finishes his collegiate career with 89 receptions for 1,297 yards and nine touchdowns. His 57 receptions this year were the second-most by a tight end in program history, trailing only Pete Mitchell's 66 catches in 1993. Long is meeting with agents and said his plan to is to stay home through the holidays before deciding on where he wants to train for the draft, which is scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Cleveland. "We could not be happier and more supportive of Hunter's decision to enter the NFL Draft," said BC coach Jeff Hafley. "Hunter has been a terrific ambassador on and off the field for our program and we can't wait to watch him play on Sundays."

Playing in two systems, under former coach Steve Addazio, and then in Hafley's first season, has helped Long develop a more versatile skill set. "In my mind I got the best of both worlds," said Long. "I got to play in a more run-heavy scheme [under Addazio] where I had to develop as a blocker, and this year we definitely opened up the playbook a little more and started throwing the ball, which was a lot of fun. I feel in both systems I developed different aspects of my game." - Boston Globe


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  Boston College redshirt junior tight end Hunter Long has decided to end his collegiate playing career and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Long finished his BC career as one of the most accomplished tight ends in school history. "I would like to start by thanking my family," Long said. "Mom, Dad, Jessica and Hayley, you do not know how much your support has meant to me and how much it has helped me through the highs and lows of my career. I would like to thank all of the coaches that have had a hand in molding the player that I have become. Two coaches I'd especially like to acknowledge are Coach Leonard and Coach Shimko, for I would not be here without your guidance and support. To my brothers at BC, I would not have wanted to play next to anyone else. The brotherhood we formed will last forever and I can't wait to watch you all achieve greatness."

Long has been the top receiving tight end in the nation in 2020. The New Hampshire native leads all tight ends nationally in receptions (57) and receiving yards (685). He is eighth among all tight ends nationally with five touchdown receptions. He finished second in Boston College single-season history for receptions by a tight end, trailing only former Consensus All-America tight end Pete Mitchell's 66 receptions in 1993. For his career, Long finished with 89 receptions for 1,297 yards and nine touchdowns. - Boston College Football


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  Boston College head football coach Jeff Hafley and Athletics Director Pat Kraft announced on Thursday that BC football has opted out of participating in a bowl game this season. According to a release from Senior Associate Athletics Director Jason Baum, the team reached the decision as a result of discussions among student-athletes. Both Kraft and Hafley echoed their support of the players' decision at a Zoom media conference on Thursday afternoon.

"You know my job as the head coach and the leader of the team is to have a good pulse for this football team," Hafley said at the press conference. "I just felt like the mental strain and the physical strain was wearing on them, and, you know, mental health is something that's very important to me." Another factor in the decision, Hafley said, was the volatility of the team's chance to play a bowl game. Even if BC had opted in and had been selected to play a bowl game, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no guarantee that the game would have gone forward. As a result, Hafley said, it was better for the Eagles to focus on finishing finals and have the chance to go home and be with their families for the holidays. - The Heights


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  2020 MACKEY AWARD SEMIFINALIST: Hunter Long, Boston College,...Long has been the top receiving tight end in the nation in 2020. The New Hampshire native leads all tight ends nationally in receptions (57) and receiving yards (685). He is eighth among all tight ends nationally with five touchdown receptions and 10th among all tight ends with seven receptions of 20+ yards. He is second in Boston College single-season history for receptions by a tight end, trailing only former Consensus All-America tight end Pete Mitchell's 66 receptions in 1993. Long led Boston College with 509 receiving yards in 2019. He finished the season with 28 receptions and two receiving touchdowns. His 72-yard touchdown reception at Louisville was the longest reception of his career a year ago. - Boston College Football

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  Long is third in the nation in receptions and tops among tight ends, well ahead of Duke's Noah Gray (19) and Sean Dykes (16) of Memphis. Long has established himself as the favorite to win the John Mackey Award given annually to the nation's best tight end. "I give him a lot of credit and then coach (Steve) Shimko has done a really nice job with him," said BC coach Jeff Hafley during a Tuesday Zoom meeting. "They have really done a nice job of putting him in position to make plays and he's made a lot of them. He gave us fits in training camp and usually what happens in training camp shows up in the game. The guy works hard and he studies and he's such a tough kid."

Long led BC in receiving yards (509) and yards per reception (18.2) last season, but his skills in the passing game were underutilized in the Eagles' power run offense designed for tailback AJ Dillon. For that double tight end offense to work, Long needed to be a strong blocker. Long has enhanced his receiving skills while maintaining his abilities as blocker, a combination that will result in an NFL job down the line. "Don't take away from him how well he's blocked and that's where he is going to separate himself," said Hafley. "I keep telling him that and it's really impressive to see him doing it in the run game and in the pass game." - Boston Herald


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  Jurkovec's favorite target, tight end Hunter Long, was the star of night for the Eagles--Jurkovec targeted Long 17 times, and the tight end came down with 96 receiving yards, nearly a third of the entire offense's total passing yards. Out of BC's 353 yards of offense, 313 were through the air. It's a stark contrast to the Eagles of years past, who often relied heavily on the ground game behind AJ Dillon. With the hole that Dillon's departure left in BC's offense-the Eagles gained just 40 yards on the ground this week-it has become clear that the Eagles will only go as far as Jurkovec is able to take them. - The Heights

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  Phil Jurkovec hit Hunter Long for a game-tying touchdown with 1:11 left, and Aaron Boumerhi kicked a 36-yard field goal with 3 seconds to play on Saturday night as Boston College rallied to beat Texas State 24-21 and avoid losing to a three-touchdown underdog for the second season in a row. BC (2-0) trailed by two touchdowns in the third quarter and was still down 21-14 in the final minutes when Jurkovec was forced to throw the ball away on a third down at the Texas State 16. But a late hit out of bounds gave the Eagles a first down, and two plays later Jurkovec hit Long from 5 yards out to tie it.

BC forced a three-and-out that used up only 15 seconds, and the Eagles got the ball back with 47 seconds left on their own 33. Jurkovec completed five straight passes to move BC to the 19; the Bobcats (1-3) called all three of their timeouts to ice Boumerhi, who had a kick blocked in the first quarter, but this one was good. Jurkovec completed 26 of 38 passes for 210 yards, with one touchdown and one interception; he also ran in BC's first two scores, from 2 an 3 yards out. Long caught nine passes for 81 yards for the Eagles, who entered the game as a 21.5-point favorite. - Boston College/AP College Football


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  Boston College tight end Hunter Long blocks like a sixth lineman and stretches the field like a wide receiver. That combination of quality attributes will be put to use in BC's new TE-friendly multiple pro set schemes being implemented by offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. "He can be a huge weapon and even more important is his blocking," said BC coach Jeff Hafley. "When you find a tight end that is successful in the pass game they are usually not as good of a blocker. "You are looking at the complete tight end. He can line up and help us a ton in the run game and at the same time he can flex out and mix in as another receiver for you."

Long led the team with 509 receiving yards on 28 catches last season in former coach Steve Addazio's two tight end "12 personnel" power run scheme. The 6-5, 253-pounder, from Exeter, N.H., averaged 18.8 yards per catch, an absurd number for a pass-eligible appendage on the offensive line. Speedy wide receivers Kobay White and Zay Flowers averaged 15.9 and 15.5 yards per catch, respectively. Long matches up well against two now-NFL tight ends to come out of the ACC in the last four years, BC's Tommy Sweeney (Bills) and Ryan Izzo (Patriots) of Florida State. "He creates a weapon really anywhere on the field when you get into certain field positions," said Hafley. "I'm just really glad he's here and I like the way he works and he handles everything like a pro." - Boston Herald


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  2020 JOHN MACKEY AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Hunter Long, Boston College,...Long led Boston College with 509 receiving yards in 2019. He finished the season with 28 receptions and two receiving touchdowns. His 72-yard touchdown reception at Louisville was the longest reception of his career a year ago. - Boston College Football

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  2019 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): TE - Hunter Long, Boston College; 63,...Redshirt sophomore tight end Hunter Long was named to the All-ACC third-team. Long's 89.2 receiving grade from Pro Football Focus ranks first among ACC tight ends. Long totaled 26 receptions for 464 yards and two touchdowns in 2019 and averaged 17.8 yards per reception. - Boston College Football

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  2019 PRESEASON JOHN MACKEY AWARD WATCH LIST: Hunter Long, SO, Boston College,...Boston College graduate tight end Jake Burt and redshirt sophomore tight end Hunter Long were named to the watch list. Burt appeared in 10 games as a junior and totaled six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. Long caught four passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2018 playing behind John Mackey semifinalist and All-ACC tight end Tommy Sweeney. - Boston College Football

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