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#17 Devonte Young

Height 6-0
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Waldorf, Md.
High School North Point

Hawk-Item – – One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016 . . . moved to defensive back during early portion of 2018 season . . . member of 2019 Leadership Group.

2019 Honors – – Permanent Team Captain, special teams . . . Hayden Fry Award, special teams . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, overall . . . Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . recorded seven solo tackles and three assists, along with one fumle recovery . . . one kickoff return for 18 yards . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . recovered fumble in punt coverage in final two minutes to secure win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . career-best four solo tackles vs. Purdue . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on specila teams in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . also had one kickoff return for 18 yards . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over USC, but had no statistics.

2018 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, special teams . . . 2018 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording one tackle on special teams, along with three kickoff returns for 64 yards . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 48-31 win at Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle . . . . saw action on special teams in 42-16 win at Indiana . . . one KO return for 24 yards at Indiana for his first career return . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and 115 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-36 loss at Purdue, recording one kickoff return for 18 yards . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska, recording one kickoff return for 22 yards . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, but had no statistics.

2017 – – Saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action on special teams in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics as offensive gained 487 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 56-14 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 – – Saw action in 12 games, but had no statistics . . . saw first action of of career in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . .   did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 264 net yards and gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

High School honors — Consensus first-team all-state selection as a senior defensive back . . . earned first-team all-conference and all-metro honors as a senior, while being named Conference Player of the Year . . . second-team all-conference as a junior . . . first-team all-metro as a sophomore . . . Career — Three-year letterman as both wide receiver and safety . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a sophomore (11-1 at Gwynn Park) and senior (10-1 at North Point) . . . conference champions as a senior while reaching regional semifinals . . . as a senior recorded 45 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns, with 15 rushing attempts for  201 yards and two touchdowns . . . also completed two pass attempts, one for a touchdown . . . recorded 40 tackles on defense as a senior with four interceptions . . . recorded 700 punt return yards, scoring two touchdowns, while also scoring on one fumble and one interception return . . . team captain as a senior . . . also competed for prep track team.

Personal — Born 2/20/97… business major… parents are Angela and Jude Young… high school coach was Tom Petre.