When you do something like professional football you are immediately placed in a very small fraternity. About nine in 10,000, or 0.09 percent of High school seniors playing football make it to the NFL There are those that don’t have the gentic gifts required. Those who dont have the work ethic. Maybe they were born to a place that it’s futbol not football. Maybe they just don’t find the love of the game. But oh those who do.
)certainly had the genetic gifts required, His father is Hall of Fame legend Howie Long. He also had the right place, he was born in the US. But the rest, that came down to him. That love of the game, that work ethic. That all comes from inside.
In the offseason of 2013 Chris long was bored. He joined in on a trip with James Hall to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest point. The climb was great but the rest of the trip wasn’t, after seeing the suffering and lack of clean water in East Africa long started Waterboys, the first of The Chris Long Foundation’s efforts to do good.
Waterboys has funded 53 wells since and Long himself has repeatedlty climbed Kilimanjaro to bring attention to the cause. His efforts have gotten Vince Young, Stephen Jackson, Nate Boyer, and Conner Barwin Involved. They have all joined him on following climbs.