Ty Long converts three field goals for the Blazers in 52-24 loss
UAB kicks off against Tigers at 1 p.m. Saturday
The Blazers held an early 9-0 advantage, but fell 29-15 to the Buckeyes
Perry tosses three touchdowns, Nelson grabs two for Green team
First-year Blazer made 16-of-19 field goals in 2011
UAB vs. Marshall football
Enters final season at UAB and has had outstanding career thus far through his first three years ... will be in fourth season as Blazers' regular kicker ... has registered 46 career field goals to rank No. 3 all-time for UAB ... needs 12 field goals to move into top position on Blazers' career charts ... has career field goal percentage of 76.7 ... now has five career kicks of 50 or more yards, including the UAB school record of 54 yards set in 2012 at Ohio State ... earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors and third-team Freshman All-America honors in 2011 ... ranks third all-time at UAB in scoring by a kicker with 229 points ... named to 2012 and 2013 Groza Award Watch Lists.
2013: Finished season with 16 field goals (24 attempts) ... five of his misses during season were from 47 yards or beyond ... registered three 50-yard field goals (vs. Troy, UTSA and Middle Tennessee) ... booted three field goals in back-to-back games vs. Vanderbilt and Florida Atlantic ... named Conference USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week after three field goal performance against Vanderbilt ... also had a 48-yard field goal at FIU.
2012: Enjoyed another stellar campaign for the Blazers ... ranked second in Conference USA (only to Tulane's Groza Award winner Cairo Santos) in field goal accuracy at 82.4 percent as he made 14-of-17 field goals during the season ... was named honorable mention All-Conference USA ... kicked a school-record long 54-yard field goal at Ohio State ... also registered the second-longest field in UAB history as he booted a 53-yarder against Southeastern Louisiana ... his 81 points scored are fourth-most by a kicker in school history ... his 17 field goals tie for the fourth-most in the UAB record books ... kicked three field goals in road game at Ohio State ... also had a pair of field goals against South Carolina and Southern Miss ... kicked a 46-yard field goal at South Carolina ... in addition to his record-setting 54-yarder at Ohio State, he had a 47-yarder against the Buckeyes ... booted a 48-yard three-pointer vs. Memphis and had 40 and 43-yarders in win at Southern Miss ... recorded 32 touchbacks on kickoffs during the season.
2011:High School: Attended Roswell High School ... was regarded as one of top prep kickers in Georgia as a senior ... was named to 2010 High School All-American Team by Kohl's Professional Kicking Camp ... was outstanding as a placekicker and punter at Roswell ... connected on 14-of-21 field goals with a long of 52 yards ... his 52-yarder came on the final play of 29-27 victory over Parkview in first round of Class 6-AAAAA state playoffs ... averaged 45 yards on 38 punts ... recorded an impressive 61 touchbacks on 65 kickoffs ... had field goals of 44 and 50 yards against West Forsyth ... was named first-team All-Region 6-AAAAA by Georgia High School Football Daily ... also tabbed to All-North Fulton Team by Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Personal: Born April 6, 1993 at Roswell, Ga. ... son of Gale and Gary Long ... major is industrial distribution.