Sam Young (American football)

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Sam Young
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Young with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014
No. 79 Miami Dolphins
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Coral Springs, Florida
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
College: Notre Dame
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 58
Games started: 13
Player stats at

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.

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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.[3] He had a disappointing training camp in 2011, and was reportedly beaten often by defenders in practice.[4] He was waived on September 5.[5]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On September 6, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[6] In 2012, he started four games at right tackle. He was waived on October 7, 2013.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On October 8, 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed him off waivers and was active in 11 games, playing mainly on special teams.[7] The next year he played in 9 games, with 6 starts at right tackle.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 9, 2016, Young signed a one-year $910K deal with the Miami Dolphins.


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