Jul 20, 2013 7:03 PM by Andrew Masuda
Los Osos native Jerome Long suit up for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Oxnard as America's Team opens training camp. The Cowboys signed the free agent defensive tackle last month.
The 6-4, 297 pound Long was drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent most of his rookie season on the Chiefs' practice squad, before he spent the last week of the regular season on the active roster of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Morro Bay High graduate is one of 90 players on the team's roster and will wear uniform #99. NFL teams must trim their rosters to 75 by August 27 and be down to 53 by August 31.
The 23 year old enjoyed a successful career at San Diego State. He recorded 73 tackles and 5 sacks his senior season in 2011 and tallied 163 tackles and 9 sacks in his four year career with the Aztecs.
This marks the eighth time since 2001 the city of Oxnard is hosting the Cowboys. They will practice eighteen times from now until August 15 at the River Ridge playing fields. The first practice is at 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. However, there is a parking fee.
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