Chris Long

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    Retired NFL Player


    Defensive End

    Career Highlights

    Retired 2019
    2× Super Bowl champion (LI, LII)
    Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2018)


    “I realized the platform I had as an NFL player to affect change is something you need to take advantage of.”

    “I thought about the best way that I could change the world, and I think the easiest and effective way to do that is clean water.”

    “For me, it’s like ‘I have this window to do something, and if I don’t, then I kind of wasted my opportunity.”

    “Clean water is a basic human right that everyone deserves.”

    “I think that our collaborative effort with this initiative is one-of-a-kind in pro sports in that it’s player-driven, there are no decision-makers outside of the players, and I and my peers are driving this thing.”

    -Chris Long

    Our unique approach to fundraising unites players and fans behind a shared cause. As official Waterboys, players team up to raise awareness and encourage donations that supply communities in need with clean, accessible drinking water.

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