Jimmy Young (American football)

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Jimmy Young
Position: Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: 1987 (age 29–30)
Place of birth: Monroe, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Christian
Undrafted: 2011
Career history

Jimmy Young (born 1987) is a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He played college football at TCU.

College career[edit]

Young played his college football at TCU. He became the favorite target for Andy Dalton in the 2008 season, his redshirt sophomore year, catching 59 balls for a team leading 988 yards and 5 touchdowns. In his junior and senior years he was overtaken as the primary target by Jeremy Kerley, but remained productive. He played a big role in the Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin by grabbing 5 balls for 57 yards, converting multiple first downs. Young is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

NFL career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Young went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft. He signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent hours after the draft. He was released as a final cut and remained a free agent for the rest of the 2011 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On January 3, 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to sign Young.[1]