Sam Young (American football)
Young with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014
|No. 79 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||June 24, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Coral Springs, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight:||316 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179|
|Career NFL statistics|
Sam Young (born June 24, 1987) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.
Young went to Pine Crest School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At Pine Crest School he played tight end in football, center on JV Basketball, and competed on the weight lifting team. During his junior and senior years, he did not allow a sack. In 2005, he won the 2005 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year. Following his stellar high school football career, Young was invited to play in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He also participated in Discus while attending STA, and won state title in shot put and holds STA record.
Young made Notre Dame history becoming the first true freshman to start the season opener on the offensive line since freshmen became eligible in 1972. He was named 2006 first team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. In total, Young made 50 consecutive starts on the offensive line (a school record at the time), mostly at left tackle.
2010 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 8 in||316 lb||34½ in||10⅛ in||5.24 s||7.73 s||29.5 in||8 ft 08 in||29 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Young was selected in the 6th round (179th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He was active in three games of the 2010 season, contributing on special teams. He had a disappointing training camp in 2011, and was reportedly beaten often by defenders in practice. He was waived on September 5.
On March 9, 2016, Young signed a one-year $910K deal with the Miami Dolphins.
- "Player Bio: Sam Young - University of Notre Dame: Official Site for Notre Dame Athletics". Retrieved 2011-09-06.
- "Sam Young Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2010.
- Rainer Sabin (2011-09-06). "Bills claim former Cowboys OT Sam Young". Retrieved 2011-09-06.