48  Jayce Long
Jayce Long


West Paducah, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 187

Wide Receiver


  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007)

Received his first collegiate action last year ... Made the team in 2006 as a walk-on ... Impressed the coaches with his athleticism ... Has played in one game.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Made his first collegiate entry when he played in the win over Florida Atlantic ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season.

High School: Three-year starter for Heath HS in West Paducah, Ky. ... Played wide receiver, cornerback and free safety ... Tallied 33 grabs for 667 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, while also intercepting five balls and returning one for a touchdown ... Honorable mention all-state performer by the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior ... Named the team's most valuable player as a senior ... Two-year pick as All-Western Kentucky Conference ... Named the team's best defensive player as a junior, registering five interceptions and returning three for touchdowns; also caught 25 passes for 515 yards and 11 scores as a junior ... In his first season with the Pirates, recorded 12 catches for 228 yards and three touchdowns while adding seven interceptions on defense ...Coached by Vernon "Butch" Edwards ... Lettered in basketball all four seasons, earning team MVP honors his junior and senior seasons, garnering honorable-mention all-state in his final season ... Two-year member of the all-area team ... Lettered for three seasons in baseball as an outfielder ... A standout performer on the track team as a member of the 4x100 relay team that placed second in the state championships as a sophomore ... Honor graduate with a 3.9 grade-point average ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Voted "Most Talented" at his school.

Personal: Born in Paducah, Ky. ... Son of Jimmy and Dianna Long ... Jimmy played basketball and baseball at Southeast Missouri State ... A cousin, Zach Goebel, plays football for Murray State ... Major is psychology.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium