Bob Young (American football)

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Bob Young
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-09-03)September 3, 1942
Place of birth: Marshall, Texas
Date of death: June 17, 1995(1995-06-17) (aged 52)
Place of death: Missouri City, Texas
Career information
College: Howard Payne
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 19 / Pick: 261
Debuted in 1966
Last played in 1981
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 194
Games started 81
Fumble Recoveries 7
Stats at NFL.com

Robert Allen Young (September 3, 1942 – June 17, 1995) was an American football offensive guard who played 16 seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the St. Louis Cardinals, where he and other Cardinal offensive linemen are credited with introducing modern weightlifting/powerlifting into the training regime of the NFL. He was named to two Pro Bowls (1978 & 1979) and was a first team All Pro selection in 1979 as well. Young attended Howard Payne University. He was the older brother of three-time world powerlifting champion Doug Young.[1]

World's Strongest Man[edit]

Young competed in the inaugural World's Strongest Man contest in 1977, finishing second to weightlifter Bruce Wilhelm. He finished 5th in the 1979 World's Strongest Man.

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