Lance Long is a walk-on again.
He’s been there before, and in some ways, that makes his current turn as an undrafted rookie receiver with the Cardinals a little easier with which to deal.
Once, Long had spent a year at the University of Toledo and, while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t him, either. He had a dream to play college football in the Southeastern Conference, and he had a friend playing at Mississippi State.
So he went to Mississippi and walked on. By the time he was a junior, he was
given a scholarship. He had made it.
Now, as the undersized (5-foot-11-ish, 186 pounds) underdog sweats out the triple digits of the Arizona offseason during rookie conditioning workouts, he’s hoping the scenario can play out the same.
“I just want to play football,” Long said. “That’s all I want to do.”