VILLANOVAAll-Conference Candidate; Possesses good athleticism; Hard hitter who plays with great intensity; Teamís leading returning tackler who will start at outside linebacker. 2001: Led all of I-AA football in forced fumbles with five; Led the team with 89 total stops to go with nine tackles for a loss, a team-high tying six and a half sacks, three pass break-ups, five quarterback hurries, and two fumble recoveries; Tallied four tackles against Colgate; Recorded seven total stops and a pass break-up versus Northeastern; registered 14 tackles and a tackle for a loss at Richmond; Had six tackles and a fumble recovery against James Madison; Credited with six tackles and two sacks versus New Haven; Posted eight tackles, one sack and a tackle for a loss at Maine; Named Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his effort versus UMass where he recorded nine tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, a tackle for a loss, and a pass break-up; Had four solo stops at New Hampshire; Made 11 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass break-up versus Hofstra; Posted six tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery versus Delaware; Tallied six tackles and a tackle for a loss against William & Mary. 2000: Played in all 11 games; Finished second on the team with 77 tackles to go with three sacks and four quarterback hurries; Had three tackles and a tackle for a loss in the season-opener versus Rutgers; Credited with six total stops against Millersville; Recorded six tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss versus Norfolk State; Posted two solo stops against Maine; Registered five tackles in win over New Hampshire; Recorded 11 tackles versus Richmond; Had a team-high 12 tackles at UMass; Amassed eight tackles and a tackle for a loss against William & Mary; Posted six tackles at Delaware. 1999: Saw time on special teams and as a reserve linebacker; Had five tackles on the year and a fumble recovery in the Richmond game.
OVERBROOK HIGH SCHOOL:
Lettered two years; Named All-Conference, All-South Jersey, and USA Today honorable mention All-American; Received the Overbrook Sportsmanship award; Won the Overbrook Coaches' award; Three-year letter winner in baseball; Named All-Conference and All-South Jersey in baseball; Played on the Carpenter Cup All-Star team; Lettered two years in basketball; Cited as an Olympic Conference Scholar-athlete.
Liberal Arts major; Younger of two children of Richard and Joan Young; Grandfather played baseball for Glassboro State and in the Negro Leagues; Father played football at Towson State; Mother played basketball at Morgan State; Born 3/23/81 in Baltimore, Md.