Albert Long Reflects on Rich Life as Athlete and Christian
Albert Long never intended to play football for the Tar Heels. The quarterback at Durham High was more interested in baseball and basketball, his goal being to play major league baseball. So in 1951 he accepted half scholarships for both of those sports at Carolina, telling college football recruiters all along they were wasting their time.
It's been a terrific first year in Chapel Hill. We have laid a great foundation and I'm excited about building on it as the weeks, months and years ago by. I have enjoyed meeting many Tar Heel Lettermen at various functions and I look forward to meeting more of you.