Robert Young (American football)

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Robert Young
No. 76, 99
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Career information
College: Mississippi State University
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 5 / Pick: 116
Debuted in 1991
Last played in 1996
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started 78-49
Tackles 121
Sacks 20.5
Stats at NFL.com

Robert E. Young (born January 29, 1969 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a former professional American football player who played defensive lineman for six seasons for the Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams and the Houston Oilers.

College career[edit]

Young played college football at Mississippi State University where he was a four-year letterman. In 1987 he made the SEC All-Freshman team. In 1989 he was the top sacker (10) a defensive line that set a school record for sacks in a season with 33 (since broken) and most sacks in a game with 9 (since tied). Young ended his collegiate career with 16 sacks which is still seventh in school history.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Young was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He earned a starting position as a rookie in 1991. He was a backup for in 1992. In 1993 he moved to defensive end and got off to a fast start, logging 7 sacks in 6 games before a knee injury ended his season. He came back to start all 16 games at defensive end in 1994 and had 6.5 sacks which led the team. In 1995 the arrival of Kevin Carter, the sixth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft forced Young to the bench. He backed up left defensive end Carter and right defensive end Sean Gilbert in 1995.

Houston Oilers[edit]

In 1996 Young was traded to the Houston Oilers for a sixth round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. He played in 15 games for the Oilers, starting 13 at defensive tackle recording four sacks.

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