David Young (Australian footballer)
|Full name||David Young|
|Date of birth||4 April 1954|
|Original team(s)||South Adelaide|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|1977–79||South Melbourne||44 (40)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Young, the 1974 'Best and Fairest' winner at South Adelaide, kicked 23 goals in his first season with South Melbourne in 1977. This included a six goal haul in just his third league game, against Fitzroy. During the 1979 season, Young crossed to Collingwood and played in a forward pocket in the 1980 VFL Grand Final loss. His time at Collingwood was cut short due to an Achilles tendon injury.
- David Young's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.