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Curtis Young
Curtis Young

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Glenville

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 269

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
01/08/1986

Experience:
1L


2009: Made 10 starts at outside linebacker ... injured a knee leading up the Oregon State contest and missed the Fresno State and Miami (OH) games ... tied for second on the team with 11.0 tackles for a loss ... was ninth on the squad with 50 tackles, including 31 solo stops ... also had a pair of sacks and five quarterback hurries ... opened the season up with a career-best 11 tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack at Rutgers ... recorded five tackles, including two stops and a sack behind the line at USF ... tallied eight tackles against Illinois and also added eight at Pittsburgh ... finished the season with five tackles and a tackle for a loss against Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

2008: Played in all 14 games ... finished the season with 25 tackles and 4.0 sacks ... season-high four tackles against Eastern Kentucky ... had his first career sack in the second quarter at Akron ... picked up his second sack of the season to end the Bulls' first drive of the second quarter ... finished the West Virginia game with a sack and two tackles ... had his fourth sack of the season in the third quarter against Syracuse ... recorded three unassisted tackles in regular season fi nale at Hawai'i.

2006: Maturity and skills enabled him to move right into the rotation on the defensive line ... saw action in every game ... opened the season playing as a backup at end ... moved to tackle in mid-season due to the injury to Tony Carvitti and made three starts at the position ... showed the ability to be aneff ective pass rusher ... recorded 3.5 sacks ... had a career-high five tackles vs. Syracuse.

Glenville High School: Two-time all-conference performer at Glenville High, coached by Ted Ginn ... 2004 Plain Dealer All-Star Team selection ... helped team to back-to-back playoff appearances his junior and senior years, reaching the semifinals of the Ohio Division I playoffs in 2004 ... recorded 14 sacks as a senior ... named to the 2004 ONN/Ohio High School All-Ohio Team ... helped team compile a 22-3 record during his two-year varsity career ... starter on the basketball team ... also a track and field participant, helping Glenville win the Division I state title his junior year.

Curtis Young: Born Jan. 8, 1986 ... son of Curtis Young and Roxine Smith.

Academic Major: Criminal Justice.