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New AD Jeff Long ranked among his high school's best all-time football players

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, former University of Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long speaks during a news conference in Little Rock, Ark. Long was named the new athletic director at the University of Kansas, on July 5, 2018.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, former University of Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long speaks during a news conference in Little Rock, Ark. Long was named the new athletic director at the University of Kansas, on July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

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.

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Frederick Gaines 1 week, 5 days ago

I just want to go on the record and say that Kansas Football will make a dramatic turn this year and predict that the work that Beaty has put in over the past couple of years will pay big dividends in 2018. I don't know much about him but I do that he has recruited some amazing winners from the College of San Mateo in San Mateo California!!! Miles Kendrick and the 4 other lineman from the best community college in America, will work with their peers to build a legacy that Kansas will celebrate for years to come!!! Go out and support these kids; they are winners!!!! GO JAYHAWKS!!!!!

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