Scott Young (American football)

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Scott Young
No. 71, 79
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1981-07-15) July 15, 1981 (age 37)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Midvale (UT) Hillcrest
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 172
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MWC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 14
Games started: 0
Player stats at

Scott Lewis Young (born July 15, 1981) is a retired American football guard. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Brigham Young.

Young also played for the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos.

Early years[edit]

Young attended Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah and was a three-year letterman in football. He is the son of a police officer and an elementary school teacher. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer Young is an Eagle Scout with 64 merit badges.

College career[edit]

Young was a two-year starter at Dixie State College (when it was still a junior college), and led Dixie with 15.5 sacks as a sophomore. He transferred to Brigham Young in 2002.

Professional career[edit]

2005 NFL Draft[edit]

Projected to be a third-round selection, Young was listed as the No. 8 offensive guard prospect in the 2005 NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.[1] As of 2013, Young is one of only fifteen prospects to repeat more than 40 lifts at the 225-pound (102 kg) bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine since 1999. While noted for his upper body strength, his lack of a "dominant base" was criticized by NFL scouts.[2]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 12 in
(1.92 m)
312 lb
(142 kg)
5.08 s 1.74 s 2.95 s 4.40 s 7.48 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
43 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]


Young announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, April 16, 2009, a month after signing with the Broncos.[4]


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  4. ^ Williamson, Bill (April 17, 2009). "Broncos add backup lineman". ESPN. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011.

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