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Bears' Kyle Long thrilled to be playing football

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Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Long, is introduced to the media during an NFL football news conference, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.

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Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Long, left, waits to be introduced to the media by general manager Phil Emery during an NFL football news conference, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.†Long, an offensive guard from Oregon, was selected 20th overall in Thursday's NFL draft.

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Howie Long, center, former NFL player, actor, studio analyst and father of Oregon guard Kyle Long who is the Chicago Bears first-round pick in the NFL football draft, talks to members of the media after Kyle was introduced on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.†Howie's wife Diane left, looks on. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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Chicago Bears first round draft Kyle Long holds up a jersey as he is introduced to the media during an NFL football news conference, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.†Long, an offensive guard from Oregon, was selected 20th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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After being named a high school All-American in football and baseball, Bears first-round pick Kyle Long chose baseball because he wanted to be his own man, not Howie Long's kid. But Long figured out he couldn't deny his heritage. But, as an offensive lineman, at least he doesn't play the same position as his defensive end dad and older brother, Chris. He's accepted the scrutiny that he shunned earlier.
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    • Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Long, is introduced to the media during an NFL football news conference, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.
    •  Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Long, left, waits to be introduced to the media by general manager Phil Emery during an NFL football news conference, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.†Long, an offensive guard from Oregon, was selected 20th overall in Thursday’s NFL draft.
    •  Howie Long, center, former NFL player, actor, studio analyst and father of Oregon guard Kyle Long who is the Chicago Bears first-round pick in the NFL football draft, talks to members of the media after Kyle was introduced on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.†Howie’s wife Diane left, looks on. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
    •  Chicago Bears first round draft Kyle Long holds up a jersey as he is introduced to the media during an NFL football news conference, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.†Long, an offensive guard from Oregon, was selected 20th overall in Thursday’s NFL draft. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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