Parents are Bob and Diane Young ... one of three children ... an Eagle Scout at age 14 .. earned a total of 64 merit badges ... recruited by Nebraska, South Carolina, USC, Arizona State, Idaho State, Ohio State and Oregon.
A three-year letterwinner at Hillcrest HS in Salt Lake City.
A two-year starter at Dixie State College... led Dixie with 15.5 sacks as a sophomore... earned both NJCAA and JC Gridwire First-Team All-America honors... led the third-ranked Rebels to an impressive 11-1 record as a sophomore, including a 40-14 win over Rochester CC in the Rotary Bowl... named the NJCAA Region 18 Player of the Year... listed as the 12th ranked Junior College prospect by The Insiders.com.
2002 | Junior Year
Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in 10 games during the season ... credited with 13 tackles on the season, including 6 solos ... tallied a season-high 4 takedowns at Georgia Tech ... had 1 fumble recovery, 1 hurry and 1 pass deflection. recorded a team-leading 38 reps in the pro bench ... ranked tied for second on the BYU roster with a bench press of 462 pounds ... earned the starting assignment against Syracuse ... provided a steady pass rush and assisted in thwarting the Syracuse running game.
2003 | Redshirt Year
Participated in spring drills ... moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard ... redshirted the 2003 season.
2004 | Senior Year
Participated in spring drills ... listed as the starting right guard entering fall camp.