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95 - Stephen Young
Stephen Young
Birth Date: 10/07/1989
Height: 6-3
Weight: 280
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dale City, VA
High School: Garfield H.S.
Position: Defensive Line
2009: Appeared in 10 games for the Rams where he made eight starts...Was hampered for the latter half of the 2009 season with a shoulder injury that required surgery after the season...Placed fifth on the team with 46 total tackles as he earned 31 solo tackles and 15 assisted tackles despite playing in only 10 games...Recorded 6.5 tackles for loss with two sacks, three quarterback hurries and a pair of forced fumbles...Recorded six tackles versus North Carolina A&T on Sept. 5 where he tallied four solo tackles and two assisted tackles...Earned one solo tackle, a tackle for loss, versus Florida A&M on Sept. 10...Recorded six total tackles, three solo tackles and three assisted tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack as well as a forced fumble versus Morgan State on Sept. 19 in the New York Urban League Classic...Tallied five solo tackles and one tackle for loss at South Carolina State on Sept. 26...Tallied three total tackles, one solo tackle and two assisted tackles, at Howard on Oct. 3 as well as collecting one half of a sack...Earned a season-high seven tackles, one solo tackle and six assisted tackles, at Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 24 in the Rams' lone win of the season...Recorded six total tackles versus Hampton on Oct. 31 as he collected five solo tackles and one assisted tackle...Tallied five solo tackles versus Delaware State on Nov. 7...Recorded six total tackles, five solo tackles and one assisted tackle, as well as two tackles for loss and one sack versus North Carolina Central on Nov. 14...Tallied one solo tackle in the Rams' season finale at Norfolk State on Nov. 21.

2008: Appeared in all 11 of the Rams' games in 2008 en route to starting four contests...Turned in a very successful season as a true freshman as he established himself as one of the Rams' best defensive players...Ranked seventh on the team with 41 tackles...Collected 28 solo tackles and 13 assisted tackles on the season...Led the team with 10 tackles for loss which set WSSU opponents back 36 yards...Earned five sacks for 27 yards...Defended three passes and hurried opposing quarterbacks three other times...Forced one fumble and recovered three others...Recorded three total tackles at North Carolina A&T on Sept. 6 where he was also involved in a sack...Recorded two solo and two assisted tackles versus Savannah State on Sept. 13 as well as collecting 1.5 sacks...Tallied five total tackles including four solo tackles and two sacks versus Morgan State on Sept. 20 where he also recovered a pair of fumbles...Recorded four solo tackles and a sack versus South Carolina State on Sept. 27...Tallied five solo tackles in the Rams' victory over Howard on Oct. 4...Recorded four solo tackles and one assisted tackle in the Rams' loss at Florida A&M on Oct. 9 in a contest that was broadcast live on ESPNU...Tallied three tackles including one for a loss versus Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 25...Recorded one tackle in WSSU's win over Hampton on Nov. 1...Tallied five tackles in the Rams' road victory over defending MEAC Champion Delaware State on Nov. 8...Blocked a kick versus the Hornets of Delaware State...Recorded five tackles at North Carolina Central on Nov. 15...Closed the season with a one-tackle performance versus Norfolk State on Nov. 22.

Personal: A standout defensive lineman from Garfield High School in Woodbridge, Va...Has very quick feet and plays low and fast with long arms...Adds speed and depth to the Rams' defensive line...Four-year heavyweight wrestler who was ranked fourth in the state of Virginia in wrestling in 2008...The 2006 Commonwealth of Virginia Greco Roman wrestling champion he was also heavily recruited by Hampton and North Carolina Central...The son of Stephen Young....Academic major at WSSU is undecided...Born in Alexandria, Va. on Oct. 7, 1989.

Young's Statistics:
YearG/GSUTATTotalTFLInt.PBUFF/FRBlk.
200910/83115466.5/23002/00
200811/428134110/36011/31
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Total21/1259288716.5/59013/31