Fredd Young

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Fredd Young
No. 50
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-11-14) November 14, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
College: New Mexico State
NFL draft: 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Frederick Kimball Young[1] (born November 14, 1961 in Dallas, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for seven seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected to four Pro Bowls - two on the special teams and two as linebacker. He was renowned as a heavy hitter and was featured in the NFL film 'The NFL Crunch Course.'

Professional career[edit]

Young is perhaps most famous for a play known as "the interception that wasn't." In sudden death overtime of the January 1988 playoff game against the Houston Oilers, Oiler quarterback Warren Moon, passing from his 37 yard line, had his pass batted by Seattle defender Jeff Bryant. The ball was caught by Fredd Young as he "cupped" it under both arms. The officials ruled Young didn't catch it, a call the instant-replay officials upheld. That allowed the Oilers to continue on offense, and eventually win on a field goal.

Fredd Young wore the #50 jersey at Seattle.

In 1988, after four consecutive Pro Bowls (two for special teams, two as a linebacker) he was traded to the Colts for 1st round picks in 1989 and 1990.[2] He retired after three years in Indianapolis due to an arthritic hip[3]

Young is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas the first high school to produce two Heisman Trophy winners.