Steve DeLong made a name for himself through his toughness on the Vols' line. His junior year at Tennessee, he received All-SEC and All-America honors. The 1964 season, however, was DeLong's best.
He repeated as All-SEC and All-America his senior year as captain of the team and his work in the trenches led to winning the Outland Trophy as the nation's most outstanding interior lineman.
DeLong also was named SEC Lineman of the Year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club and the Nation's Outstanding Lineman by the Columbus Touchdown Club, Birmingham Touchdown Club and Look magazine. Along the way, he finished eighth on the Heisman ballot.
Following a career in the NFL, DeLong was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. His son, Keith, earned All-America honors as a linebacker for the Vols in 1988.
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