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Sam Young
T #71
Height:
6-8
Weight:
316
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Coral Springs, FL
Experience:
4
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 41 9
2014 JAC 8 5
2013 JAC 11 0
2013 BUF 4 0
2012 BUF 12 4
2011 BUF 4 0
2010 DAL 2 0

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Bio

PRO

Buffalo claimed Young off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 6, 2011 ... originally drafted by the Cowboys with their first pick in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

2012

Appeared in a career-high 12 games and made four starts

• At NYJ (9/9), vs. KC (9/16), at Cle. (9/23), vs. NE (9/30): inactive

• at SF (10/7), Saw time at right guard ... part of an offensive line that only allowed one sack throughout the contest

• at Ari. (10/14), saw time on special teams and offense and helped pave the way for 165 yards on the ground

• vs. Ten. (10/21), saw time at right guard (after Chad Rinehart left with an injury) and helped lead a rushing attack that amassed 166 yards

• at Hou. (11/4), saw action primarily on special teams

• at NE (11/11), saw action primarily on special teams

• vs. Mia. (11/15), saw action primarily on special teams

• at Ind. (11/25): saw action primarily on special teams

• vs. Jac. (12/2), saw action on offense, filling in at right tackle... part of an offense that produced 232 rushing yards and did not give up a sack

• vs. StL (12/9), started at right tackle, his first career start...offense produced 281 yards

• vs. Sea. (12/16), started at right tackle, offense produced 333 net yards

• at Mia. (12/23), started at right tackle, offense produced 381 net yards, including 154 on the ground

• vs. NYJ (12/30), started at right tackle, offense produced 334 net yards, and did not allow a sack

2011

• Was inactive at KC (9/11), vs. OAK (9/18), vs. NE

(9/25), at CIN (10/2), vs. NYJ (11/6), at DAL (11/13), vs. TEN (12/4), at SD (12/11), vs. MIA (12.18), vs. DEN (12/24)

•vs. PHI (10/9) Played in his first game of the 2011 season and saw action primarily on special teams

•at NYG (10/16) Saw action primarily on special teams

•vs. WAS (10/30) Saw action primarily on special teams

•at MIA (11/20) Was active but did not play

•at NYJ (11/27) Was active but did not play

•at NE (1/2) Saw action primarily on special teams

2010 w/ Dallas

• Saw action in two games on special teams units

• Was inactive for the first three games of the year due to a knee injury that he suffered during the preseason game at Houston (9/28/10)

• Was healthy but inactive against Tennessee (10/10), at Minnesota (10/17) and against the NY Giants

(10/25)

• Was active for the first time against Jacksonville (10/31) but did not play

• Was inactive for the next seven games before making his NFL debut on special teams at Arizona

(12/25)

• Saw action on special teams at Philadelphia

(1/2/11)

COLLEGE

Notre Dame’s top returning offensive lineman enters his final season with the possibility of setting the school record for most starts in a career ... has started all 38 games of his career and is the only Notre Dame offensive lineman to have started every game since his freshman year ... became the first Irish offensive lineman to make his debut as a freshman in the season opener since freshmen regained eligibility in 1972 ... veteran leader of the offense has more starts under his belt than any other player on the roster

... started 28 games at right tackle and 10 games at left tackle in his career ... started the first 15 games at Notre Dame at right tackle and started all 13 games in 2008 on the right side as well ... one of four returning starters on the offensive line in 2009 ... selected to Phil Steele’s preseason All-America second team in 2009 ... ranked by Steele as the fourth-best offensive tackle in the country ... Lindy’s tabbed him the seventh-best offensive tackle in 2009 preseason ... key reason why Steele ranked Notre Dame’s offensive line asthe fifth-best in the country.

2008:

• Started all 13 games for the Irish on the offensive line (has started 38 straight games in his career)

• Blocked for a rushing attack that amassed 122 yards on the ground and did not allow a sack in season-opening victory over San Diego State ...

• Protected quarterback Jimmy Clausen by not allowing a sack in consecutive weeks vs. Michigan

• Spearheaded the Irish run game which gained 201 yards vs. Purdue

• Opened up holes all day long as the Irish piled up 459 total yards in the contest against Washington

• Helped the Irish offense total 478 yards in Hawai’i Bowl game victory against Hawai’i.

2007:

• Started all 12 games for the Irish to push his consecutive games started streak to 25

• Opened the season at right tackle and moved to left tackle after the third game and started there the final 10 contests

• Helped block for James Aldridge as he gained over 100 rushing yards vs. Michigan State and Navy

• Opened up holes for Robert Hughes as he rushed for over 100 yards in the final two contests vs. Duke and at Stanford

• Logged 310:08 of playing time and made 36 special teams appearances.

2006:

• Started all 13 games at right tackle for Notre Dame

• Was the first Irish player to start the season opener on the offensive line since freshmen regained their eligibility in 1972

• Named a first-team freshman All-American by The Sporting News and Rivals.com

• Helped open holes all season for Darius Walker as he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards and provided protection for Brady Quinn as he surpassed 3,000 passing yards again

• Logged 292:17 of playing time.

PERSONAL

Born June 24, 1987 ... son of Tom and Kathy Young ...high school coach was George Smith ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management entrepreneurship.

PRO

Buffalo claimed Young off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 6, 2011 ... originally drafted by the Cowboys with their first pick in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

2012

Appeared in a career-high 12 games and made four starts

• At NYJ (9/9), vs. KC (9/16), at Cle. (9/23), vs. NE (9/30): inactive

• at SF (10/7), Saw time at right guard ... part of an offensive line that only allowed one sack throughout the contest

• at Ari. (10/14), saw time on special teams and offense and helped pave the way for 165 yards on the ground

• vs. Ten. (10/21), saw time at right guard (after Chad Rinehart left with an injury) and helped lead a rushing attack that amassed 166 yards

• at Hou. (11/4), saw action primarily on special teams

• at NE (11/11), saw action primarily on special teams

• vs. Mia. (11/15), saw action primarily on special teams

• at Ind. (11/25): saw action primarily on special teams

• vs. Jac. (12/2), saw action on offense, filling in at right tackle... part of an offense that produced 232 rushing yards and did not give up a sack

• vs. StL (12/9), started at right tackle, his first career start...offense produced 281 yards

• vs. Sea. (12/16), started at right tackle, offense produced 333 net yards

• at Mia. (12/23), started at right tackle, offense produced 381 net yards, including 154 on the ground

• vs. NYJ (12/30), started at right tackle, offense produced 334 net yards, and did not allow a sack

2011

• Was inactive at KC (9/11), vs. OAK (9/18), vs. NE

(9/25), at CIN (10/2), vs. NYJ (11/6), at DAL (11/13), vs. TEN (12/4), at SD (12/11), vs. MIA (12.18), vs. DEN (12/24)

•vs. PHI (10/9) Played in his first game of the 2011 season and saw action primarily on special teams

•at NYG (10/16) Saw action primarily on special teams

•vs. WAS (10/30) Saw action primarily on special teams

•at MIA (11/20) Was active but did not play

•at NYJ (11/27) Was active but did not play

•at NE (1/2) Saw action primarily on special teams

2010 w/ Dallas

• Saw action in two games on special teams units

• Was inactive for the first three games of the year due to a knee injury that he suffered during the preseason game at Houston (9/28/10)

• Was healthy but inactive against Tennessee (10/10), at Minnesota (10/17) and against the NY Giants

(10/25)

• Was active for the first time against Jacksonville (10/31) but did not play

• Was inactive for the next seven games before making his NFL debut on special teams at Arizona

(12/25)

• Saw action on special teams at Philadelphia

(1/2/11)

COLLEGE

Notre Dame’s top returning offensive lineman enters his final season with the possibility of setting the school record for most starts in a career ... has started all 38 games of his career and is the only Notre Dame offensive lineman to have started every game since his freshman year ... became the first Irish offensive lineman to make his debut as a freshman in the season opener since freshmen regained eligibility in 1972 ... veteran leader of the offense has more starts under his belt than any other player on the roster

... started 28 games at right tackle and 10 games at left tackle in his career ... started the first 15 games at Notre Dame at right tackle and started all 13 games in 2008 on the right side as well ... one of four returning starters on the offensive line in 2009 ... selected to Phil Steele’s preseason All-America second team in 2009 ... ranked by Steele as the fourth-best offensive tackle in the country ... Lindy’s tabbed him the seventh-best offensive tackle in 2009 preseason ... key reason why Steele ranked Notre Dame’s offensive line asthe fifth-best in the country.

2008:

• Started all 13 games for the Irish on the offensive line (has started 38 straight games in his career)

• Blocked for a rushing attack that amassed 122 yards on the ground and did not allow a sack in season-opening victory over San Diego State ...

• Protected quarterback Jimmy Clausen by not allowing a sack in consecutive weeks vs. Michigan

• Spearheaded the Irish run game which gained 201 yards vs. Purdue

• Opened up holes all day long as the Irish piled up 459 total yards in the contest against Washington

• Helped the Irish offense total 478 yards in Hawai’i Bowl game victory against Hawai’i.

2007:

• Started all 12 games for the Irish to push his consecutive games started streak to 25

• Opened the season at right tackle and moved to left tackle after the third game and started there the final 10 contests

• Helped block for James Aldridge as he gained over 100 rushing yards vs. Michigan State and Navy

• Opened up holes for Robert Hughes as he rushed for over 100 yards in the final two contests vs. Duke and at Stanford

• Logged 310:08 of playing time and made 36 special teams appearances.

2006:

• Started all 13 games at right tackle for Notre Dame

• Was the first Irish player to start the season opener on the offensive line since freshmen regained their eligibility in 1972

• Named a first-team freshman All-American by The Sporting News and Rivals.com

• Helped open holes all season for Darius Walker as he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards and provided protection for Brady Quinn as he surpassed 3,000 passing yards again

• Logged 292:17 of playing time.

PERSONAL

Born June 24, 1987 ... son of Tom and Kathy Young ...high school coach was George Smith ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management entrepreneurship.

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