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    Michael Young
    52 Michael Young
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Hazelwood East H.S.

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 235

    Position:
    LB

    1999 Highlights
    Started 11 games at linebacker ... Ranked sixth on team with 48 tackles, including four for loss ... Recorded seven tackles and one sack against Michigan State ...Registered three sacks for a loss of 14 yards ... Totaled two tackles for loss in season opener against Arkansas State ... Had seven tackles, including one for loss against Michigan State ... Recorded six tackles with four solos and one tackle for loss in contest at Indiana ... Had seven tackles vs. Northwestern ... Led team with three forced fumbles ... Recovered one fumble.

    1998 Highlights
    Earned his second varsity letter, playing in all 11 games and making nine starts at linebacker ... Made 49 tackles, including 27 solos with five tackles for loss, 1.5 QB sacks and three passes broken up ... Season-high 12 tackles with six solos and one tackle for loss vs. Wisconsin... Made five stops vs. Ohio State and Iowa, adding two tackles for loss vs. Hawkeyes ... Added four tackles vs. Washington State, Penn State and Michigan State ...Recorded QB sacks vs. Northwestern and Purdue.

    1997 Highlights
    Started all 11 games at outside linebacker, making 83 tackles, including 50 solos with five TFLs and two sacks ... Also recovered two fumbles, including scooping up one fumble and returning it 44 yards at Indiana ... Forced two fumbles and broke up four passes ... Had a career-high 15 tackles vs. Purdue, including nine solos and one TFL ... Piled up 14 tackles at Wisconsin with eight solos and two TFLs ... Racked up 10 tackles with a fumble recovery vs. Northwestern.

    1996 Highlights
    Redshirt season.

    High School Highlights
    Had 12 sacks in each of his last two seasons ... Finished his senior season with 68 tackles and three fumble recoveries ... Set a Missouri record with the longest fumble return for a touchdown in a championship game with a 55-yard scoring play ... Placed on the BlueChip Magazine Big 8 Super 25 team as one of the Top 3 defensive line prospects in the Big 8 region ... Named first-team all-district on both offense and defense for St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Listed as one of the top 25 prospects in the Midlands by SuperPrep ... SuperPrep All-American as one of the top 30 linebackers in the nation ... Selected as the No. 7 prospect in the Midlands Region by Tom Lemming ... An All-Suburban North Conference selection on offense and defense as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named all-district on defense as a sophomore and all-district on both offense and defense as a junior and senior by district coaches ... Chosen as an all-state selection on offense and defense in 1995 ... Voted as Hazelwood East's best player ever by the school's coaches ... High school coach was Rick Gorzynski.

    Personal
    Recorded a sack, made five tackles and scored on a 55-yard fumble recovery in the state championship game ... Parents are Clifford and Virginia Young ... Uncle, Kenny Webster, played football at Texas-El Paso and later in the NFL with Phoenix and Minnesota... Was a three-year two-way starter at Hazelwood East ... Helped Hazelwood compile a 34-2 record his final three seasons, including an undefeated state championship in 1995 ... Has played football since age 7; his junior team won seven city championships and two national championships, posting a 78-0-1 record during that period ... Enrolled in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    Career Highs

    Tackles: 15 vs. Purdue, 10/25/97
    Solos: 9 vs. Purdue, 10/25/97
    Tackles for loss: 2 at Wisconsin, 10/11/97 & Iowa, 9/26/98
    Sacks: 1 (multiple)
    Fumble Recoveries: 1 (twice, last vs. Northwestern, 11/8/97

    Defensive Statistics

    ? ? ? ? ? TFL- SACKS- FUM.-
    YEAR G ST AT TOT YDS YDS YDS
    1997 11 50 33 83 5-18 2-17 2-44
    1998 11 27 22 49 5-23 1.5-16 0-0
    1999 11 27 21 48 4-16 3-14 1-0
    Career 33 104 76 180 14-57 6.5-47 3-44

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