Charlottesville - Former Cavalier All-America lineman Chris Long is giving back to his alma mater.
Long has made a 300 thousand dollar contribution for UVa's new George Welsh Indoor Practice Facility. The 78 thousand square foot facility is scheduled to be completed in the spring of next year.
Long says he's completely committed to helping Head Coach Mike London build UVa's program and that he knows it's going to take time and hard work to do it the right way. "Some of my greatest memories were experienced at UVa working with my teammates to set a standard of excellence on the field that my University could be proud of. Virginia football players of the future deserve this same opportunity and the construction of the facility goes a long way towards ensuring that reality."