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Lawrence Young

Lawrence Young

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pensacola, Fla.

High School:
Woodham

Weight:
223

Position:
Linebacker

SENIOR SEASON (2010):
-Appeared in and started 12 games at outside linebacker and finished the season with 64 tackles (32 solo), nine and one half tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one quarterback hurry and one pass break-up
-South Dakota 9/4: Started and posted three tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack
-NC State 9/11: Recorded six tackles (four solo)
-At Buffalo 9/18: Posted nine tackles (six solo) and one tackle for loss
-UAB 10/6: Recorded seven tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry
-At Marshall 10/13: Registered four tackles (one solo)
-ECU 10/30: Posted seven tackles (four solo)including two tackles for loss
-At Houston 11/5: Recorded seven tackles and a pass break-up
-At Tulane 11/20: Registered seven tackles (six solo), two tackles for loss and forced one fumble
-At Memphis 11/27: Recorded seven tackles (one solo)
-Georgia 12/31: Posted three tackles

JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Played and started 12 games at outside linebacker...Ranked third on the team in total tackles (78) and fourth in tackles for loss (11)...Recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and a sack at Southern Miss (Sept. 12)...Had nine tackles (two solo) and an interception at East Carolina (Sept. 26)...Made eight tackles (seven solo) vs. Miami (Oct. 17)...Finished the game vs. Marshall (Nov. 1) with eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass breakup...Posted six tackles (two solo) vs. Tulane (Nov. 21)...Notched five tackles (three solo) in the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Rutgers (Dec. 19)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Saw action in all 12 games , making 11 starts ... Earned All-Conference USA Honorable Mention honors ... Tied for second on the team in tackles (72) ... Notched five tackles and a tackle for loss in the win vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) ... Led team with eight total tackles including three and a half tackles for a loss, as well as an 8-yard sack vs. USF (Sept. 6) ... Totaled three tackles at Boston College (Sept. 20) and also had an interception ... Made six tackles at UTEP (Sept. 27), followed by a five-tackle performance vs. SMU (Oct. 4) ... Led the team with 11 tackles vs. Miami (Oct. 11) and two and a half for a loss ... Aided on a sack while notching five solo tackles, eight total, vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2) and also had 2.5 tackles for a loss ... Had seven tackles in a win at Memphis (Nov. 22) ... Posted six tackles vs. UAB (Nov. 29).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Appeared in 12 games, including two starts at linebacker ... Started the season-opener at outside linebacker at NC State (Sept. 1) ... Notched an interception in the first quarter and was credited with a six-yard return on a pass that was deflected ... Also recorded the first tackle of the season for the Knights and finished with nine stops against the Wolfpack ... Tied a school record with two forced fumbles against No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) ... Also had five tackles and a pass break-up vs. the Longhorns ... Collected three solo tackles against Memphis (Sept. 22) ... Appeared in the Louisiana game (Sept. 29) ... Earned two tackles at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Got into the game at USF (Oct. 13) ... Posted a tackle in the win over Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Saw time at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Notched four tackles and assisted on a sack with Travis Timmons at SMU (Nov. 17) ... Earned a tackle against UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Made six tackles in the C-USA Championship Game vs. Tulsa (Dec. 1) ... Appeared in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29).

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter winner for coach Mike Smith at Woodham High School ... Served as the team captain his senior year when he led the Pensacola Bay Area with 130 tackles ... Earned all-area honors as a senior and All-Northwest Florida accolades as a junior ... Had 91 tackles and five sacks his junior season ... Ranked as the 53rd best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com and 91st best prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... Also earned three letters in baseball, playing first base and left field ... Also recruited by Clemson, Mississippi and USF.

PERSONAL: Young is the son of Larry and Felisha Young ... Majoring in Engineering Technology.

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