2014: Jim Thorpe Award Watch List . . . No. 6 on Lindy’s “Top 10 NFL Talent” in the Sun Belt Conference . . . Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Sporting News, Lindy’s, Athlon Sports, USA Today Sports and Phil Steele’s.
2013: Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . College Sports Madness Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Phil Steele’s Second Team Midseason All-SBC . . . Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt . . . Preseason All-SBC selection by Sporting News, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s . . . Started every game at free safety . . . Named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 4 after recording nine tackles and an interception in a victory over South Alabama . . . Recorded a career-high 80 tackles, two interceptions, two pass break-ups and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown . . . Five combined turnovers gained (2 int/3 fumble recovery) led the team . . . Ranked third on the team and first among defensive backs in tackles . . . Ranked ninth in the nation in fumbles recovered . . . Ranked 15th in the Sun Belt in tackles . . . Tied for the league-high in fumbles recovered . . . Posted a season-high 10 tackles against both Auburn and Ball State (in the GoDaddy Bowl), but had at least five stops in 10 games . . . Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member.
2012: Started every game at safety, finishing fifth on the tem and tied for 35th in the Sun Belt Conference in tackles with a career-best 71 to his credit . . . Recorded a career-high two interceptions, also finished with a career-best six pass break-ups and recorded one fumble recovery he returned 26 yards . . . Posted 13 tackles and three pass break-ups, both career highs, in a victory over ULM . . . Tallied at least one tackle in every game and had five or more in nine outings . . . Picked up eight stops, his second most of the season, against both Florida International and Middle Tennessee . . . Picked off his first pass of the season against FIU (returned 29 yards) and got his second at North Texas, when he also collected his only fumble recovery the year to go along with six tackles . . . Will enter his junior season with 122 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions and eight pass break-ups.
2011: Played in all 13 games, including the final seven as a starter . . . Finished fifth on the team in tackles with 51 (20 solo/31 assist) . . . 43 of his 51 tackles were recorded after stepping into a starting role . . . Tallied a season-high 10 stops at Florida Atlantic . . . Finished with at least four tackles in eight games, including seven stops against both Middle Tennessee and Florida International . . . Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss of 13 yards and one sack of 11 yards . . . Posted one interception he returned 31 yards against Central Arkansas . . . Posted two pass break-ups . . . ASU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll member.
2010: Redshirted and participated on the scout team . . . ASU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letterman . . . Recorded 68 tackles, four interceptions and two touchdowns as a senior in 2009 . . . Recorded a season-high two interceptions in one game and a season-best 13 tackles in another . . . Posted a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown and 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in two different games . . . Named to the All-Metro Alabama Team . . . Defensive Player of the Week . . . Varsity basketball letterman . . . Also recruited by UAB and Auburn.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 27, 1992 . . . Son of Debra Young-Wright and Clifford Young . . . Earned his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in the spring of 2014.
YOUNG’S CAREER STATISTICS
Yr. UT AT TOT TFL SACK INT PBU FF FR BK
2011 20 31 51 3.5-13 1.0-11 1-31 2 0 2-7 0
2012 40 31 71 1.5-2 0-0 2-29 6 0 1-26 0
2013 48 32 80 1.0-3 0-0 2-2 2 0 3-22 0
Totals 108 94 202 6.0-18 1.0-11 5-62 10 0 6-55 0