The legend of Ethan Long took off as soon as he arrived in Tempe as a Sun Devil quarterback hopeful. When Arizona State held its media day in advance of spring practice, the quarterbacks were the main draw.
Long was asked about one of his many athletic feats, a story that he could leap from a standing position over the side into the back of a pickup truck. Yes he had, and there was video out there to prove it.
ASU coach Herm Edwards quickly gave Long the nickname Captain America. Not only does his player boast the athletic ability fitting of that moniker, but he has the intangibles a coach is looking for in a top-notch player.