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Brad Young

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wellston, Ohio

High School:
Wellston

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 216

Position:
FB

Experience:
4L

2005: Played in eight games, including a start in the win against Pittsburgh ... Ended the season with 11 carries for 21 yards ... Had four carries for eight yards in the game against Pitt ... Had one carry for nine yards at Central Michigan ... Partially blocked a punt at Bowling Green.

2004: Appeared in eight games ... Rushed for 35 yards on 13 carries in season opener vs. VMI ... Did not carry the ball again the remainder of season ... Missed three games due to arm injury ... Returned vs. Toledo and made special teams contribution by blocking a punt through end zone for a safety.

2003: Played in all 12 games, starting 11 (the Bobcats opened with two wide receivers vs. Western Michigan) ... Was third on the team in rushing with 319 yards on 75 attempts (4.3 average) ... Enjoyed his best day of the year at Akron, running for 86 yards and two touchdowns on 18 tries ... Had 73 yards and a score on nine attempts one week earlier against Kent State ... Had his longest run of the year, 31 yard, vs. the Golden Flashes ... Fourth touchdown of the year was against Kentucky ... Caught nine passes for 135 yards and a touchdown ... Longest effort was a 57-yarder to paydirt against UCF ... Caught a pair of passes on three occasions (vs. Southeast Missouri State, Minnesota and Miami) ... One of his receptions against the RedHawks covered 24 yards.

2002: Played in eight games as a backup running back and special teams performer ... Carried 53 times for 186 yards, an average of 3.5 per carry ... Enjoyed his best day against Eastern Michigan, posting career highs with 95 yards on 23 carries ... Also topped double figures in attempts with 11 at Kent State ... Rushed for 30 yards that day, including a season-long 17-yarder ... Had 25 yards on the ground at Bowling Green and 21 against Buffalo.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterman at Wellston High School ... Earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a junior and senior ... Named the Tri-Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 after leading his team to an 8-2 record and the league title ... An all-conference selection three times ... Offensive Player of the Year for the Southeast District as a junior ... Voted Team MVP twice and served as a team captain ... Scored 40 touchdowns his senior year ... Rushed for 2,046 yards and 32 scores on 231 carries ... Took three kickoffs and one punt to paydirt ... Finished his career with 5,749 yards rushing and 92 touchdowns ... Played in the North-South All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: A health services administration major ... Son of Connie Young ... Born on October 19, 1982.