Joe Young (American football)

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Joe Young
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1933-08-03) August 3, 1933 (age 84)
Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 24 / Pick: 287
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Joe Young (born August 3, 1933) is a former American football defensive end in the early American Football League. He played professionally for the Denver Broncos during the 1960s.

Early life[edit]

Young was born in Chicago, Illinois[1] and attended Thomas Kelly High School in Chicago.[2] He played college football at Marquette University and the University of Arizona.[3] He was named to the All-Border Conference in 1957.[4]


Young was drafted in the twenty-fourth round (287th pick overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1955 NFL Draft. He played two seasons with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League in 1960 and 1961.[5]


  1. ^ "Joe Young". National Football League. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Joe Young". Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joe Young". Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Arizona All-Americans" (PDF). Arizona Football Media Guide. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joe Young". Oldest Living Football Players. Retrieved November 4, 2013.