Theo Young

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Theo Young
No. 80
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-04-25) April 25, 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth: Newport, Arkansas
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 12 / Pick: 317
Career history
As player:
As coach:
As administrator:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Theo Thomas Young[1] (born April 25, 1965 in Newport, Arkansas[2]) is a former professional American football tight end and current National Football League college football scout.

Playing career[edit]

Young played college football for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, where he earned a degree in Sociology, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 12th round of the 1987 NFL Draft.[3]

Young played one season in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He caught 2 passes for 10 yards in 12 games in 1987.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his professional career, Young moved into the coaching ranks, serving as an assistant at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Clemson University, where he was hired by his former college coach, Ken Hatfield. He spent twelve years coaching for the Rice University Owls, remaining an assistant on Hatfield's staff. Young joined the staff of Baylor University as defensive ends coach in 2008.[5] On January 12, 2011, Baylor announced that Young was among several coaches being let go under new defensive coordinator, Phil Bennett.[6]

It was announced in June, 2011, that Young joined the college scouting staff of the Buffalo Bills NFL team, where he participated in the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program in 1996. His primary scouting region includes Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and the Dakotas.[7][8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Theo Young". Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Theo Young". Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ "1987 NFL Player Draft". Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Theo Young". Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Five More Named To Football Staff". January 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Briles Adds Two New Coaches to Staff". January 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Bills add scout to personnel department". June 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  8. ^ "Bills Hire Veteran Coach as Scout". June 16, 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-30.