25 Long Ding
25 Long Ding
Height: 6-0
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Qing Dao, China
High School: New Hampton
Position: K

2010: Went 4-for-9 on field goal attempts, including a long of 40 yards against Anna Maria ... also attepted a season-high 52-yard attempt in that game ... knocked through 42 extra points, tied with former teammate Ryan Kelly ’10 for fifth all-time in a career and trailing only Art Dyer ‘84 for the single-season mark (44) ... his 54 points is currently sixth on the all-time NU career scoring list for a kicker ... averaged 54.4 yards per kickoff, with three touchbacks ... voted the ECFC Special Teams Player of the Year. 

BEFORE NORWICH: Played two years of football at Dean College … team was Northeast Football Conference Champion in 2008 and ’09 … was named the 2010 NJCAA Bowl Game MVP … was selected as an all-conference kicker … played football, soccer and rugby at the New Hampton School.

PERSONAL: Son of Ding Bao Zheng and Siu Shu Ze … is a Chinese national … earned a scholarship to a U.S. prep school through the USA Football International Student Program after participating in an NFL-sponsored event in Beijing ... majoring in Accounting.