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Darrel Young

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Amityville, N.Y.

High School:
Amityville

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 245

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/08/1987

Villanova: Moving from linebacker to safety in 2008; Possesses big hit capabilities; Will be looked upon to be a playmaker for the Wildcat defense in 2008.

2007: Played in all 11 games and had 78 total tackles (second on team), four tackles for loss, one interception and two pass break-ups; Made eight assisted tackles at Maryland; Recorded a game-high 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and one pass break-up versus Lehigh; Tallied five total tackles against Maine; Had three tackles and an interception versus Penn; Posted three tackles at JMU; Credited with three total tackles and one tackle for loss versus William & Mary; Totaled 11 total tackles and one pass break-up at Massachusetts; Recorded seven solo tackles against Hofstra; Made three solo tackles and eight assisted stops at Richmond; Amassed four total tackles versus Towson; Registered a game-high 11 tackles against Delaware.

2006: Played in all 11 games and had 44 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and two blocked kicks; Had one solo tackle and a blocked punt at Central Florida; Tallied one tackle and a pass break-up versus Lehigh; Made six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack versus Massachusetts; Posted four tackles at Penn; Recorded six tackles, a tackle for loss and a blocked punt at Hofstra; Made three tackles and a tackle for loss at Maine; Registered 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and a pass break-up versus Towson; Credited with four tackles at William & Mary; Recorded two assisted stops versus Richmond; Posted three solo stops against James Madison; Had three tackles for Delaware.

2005: Recorded 13 tackles, three sacks, two tackles for loss, a pass break-up and a blocked kick on the season; Blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown versus Northeastern; Posted two tackles and two sacks versus Penn; Tallied five solo tackles at New Hampshire; Had a pass break-up against William & Mary; Registered two solo tackles against Towson; Made one solo stop at James Madison; Recorded one assisted stop versus Delaware.

Amityville High School: Earned three varsity letters in football and four in track and basketball; Two-time Team MVP; Three-year captain, All-County and All-League player; Two-time First Team All-Long Island; All-State honoree (2004); Collatta Award (2003) for top linebacker in county; All-County track runner; Team MVP (Basketball and Track); Three-year honor roll student; All-County Academic Team for basketball.

Personal: Communications major; Youngest of three children of David and Geneva Young; Born 4/8/87 in Amityville, N.Y.

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