Selvin Young

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Selvin Young
Selvin Young Texas.jpg
Selvin Young at the University of Texas
No. 35
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-10-01) October 1, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the Denver Broncos
Last played in 2008 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 1,032
Rushing average 5.1
Rushing TDs 2
Stats at NFL.com

Selvin Young (born October 1, 1983) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Texas.

Early years[edit]

A three-year starter at Jersey Village High School in Houston, Texas, Young was rated as a four-star recruit,[1] as well as the fifth best running back in the recruiting class.[2] He signed with the University of Texas over offers from University of Oklahoma and University of Colorado.[1]

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2002 at the University of Texas, Young returned punts and was the backup for Cedric Benson.[3] The following year, he primarily served as the kick returner and the punt returner.[3] As a junior, Young suffered a season-ending ankle injury during the second game of the season at the University of Arkansas. A medical redshirt was granted for the season by the NCAA. In 2005, Young was the starter for five games, including the national championship game against the University of Southern California, where he rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown. He finished the season with 461 yards and 8 touchdowns.[3] As a redshirt senior in 2006, Young was the starter for 11 of the 12 games, in a season which culminated with a 10-3 record and a win at the 2006 Alamo Bowl. He finished his career at the University of Texas with 3,060 all purpose yards and 29 touchdowns, which includes 1,713 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns.[3] In December 2006, Young graduated with a degree in liberal arts.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables [5]
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-10⅞ ** 207 ** 4.58 ** X X 4.27 ** 7.27 ** 36½" ** 10'04" ** X X
* represents NFL Combine **represents Texas Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

Denver Broncos[edit]

Young was invited to the 2007 NFL Draft combine,[6] but was not selected in the draft. As an undrafted free agent, he signed a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos on May 1, 2007.[4] After impressive performances in the team's exhibition games, head coach Mike Shanahan named Young the #2 running back, behind starter Travis Henry.[7] In Young's first ever start, he notched 120 total yards from scrimmage against the Green Bay Packers, filling in for an injured Henry.

Young recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game and first career rushing touchdown on November 11, 2007, in an away game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He rushed for 109 yards on 20 attempts. His touchdown run was a 20-yarder in the third quarter of the game. The Broncos won, 27-11, which was their first victory at Arrowhead Stadium since 2002. His two best games of the 2007 season were against the Kansas City Chiefs, when he rushed for over 100 yards and over 5 yards a carry in both contests. Both games were coincidentally the only 100 yard games he had in the 2007 season.

Young finished the 2007 season playing 15 games (8 starts), with 729 rushing yards on 140 attempts (5.2 rushing average) and 1 rushing touchdown.[8]

On April 30, 2009, Young was waived by the Broncos.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Selvin Young". Scout.com. Retrieved 2006-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Selvin Young". Scout.com. Retrieved 2006-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Selvin Young". Mack Brown - Texas Football. Retrieved 2006-09-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Selvin Young agrees to sign with the Denver Broncos". Mack Brown - Texas Football. Retrieved 2006-09-07. 
  5. ^ Mockman 710199 Days
  6. ^ "2007 NFL Draft Scouting Combine List". The NFL Draft Site. Retrieved 2006-09-07. 
  7. ^ Stapleton, Arnie (2007-09-04). "Broncos' Young Moves To No. 2 Running Back". CBS4Denver. Retrieved 2006-09-07. [dead link]
  8. ^ Selvin Young
  9. ^ Caplan, Adam (April 30, 2009).Broncos Waive RB Scout.com Retrieved April 20, 2009.

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