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Tyrone Young

Tyrone Young
No. 89
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-04-29) April 29, 1960
Place of birth: Ocala, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Ocala (FL) Forest
College: Florida
Undrafted in 1983
Debuted in 1983 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 1984 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 36
Receiving yards 682
Touchdowns 6
Stats at
Stats at

Tyrone Donnive Young (born April 29, 1960) is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the 1980s. Young played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the NFL's New Orleans Saints.


  • Early life 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Bibliography 6

Early life

Young was born in Ocala, Florida in 1960.[1] He attended Forest High School in Ocala,[2] and he was the quarterback for the Forest Wildcats high school football team.[3] Young led the Wildcats to back-to-back Florida state football championships in 1975 and 1976.[3]

College career

Young accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the

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  1. ^ a b, Players, Tyrone Young. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  2. ^, Players, Tyrone Young. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Bud Crussell, " Tyrone Young: He Has Had Some Challenging Times," Ocala Star-Banner (January 9, 1981). Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  4. ^ a b 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 143–146, 157, 186 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  5. ^ Norm Carlson, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 95–96 (2007).
  6. ^ College Football Data Warehouse, Florida Yearly Results 1975–1979. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  7. ^ College Football Data Warehouse, Florida Yearly Results 1980–1984. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  8. ^ Jack Hairston, " New Orleans Saints Sign Tyrone Young," The Gainesville Sun (May 20, 1983). Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  9. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Tyrone Young. Retrieved August 5, 2010.


See also

The New Orleans Saints signed Young as an undrafted free agent in 1983,[8] and he played for the Saints in 1983 and 1984.[9] He saw limited action in his rookie season, but had almost 600 yards receiving as a second-year pro.[9] In his two NFL seasons, Young played in thirty-two games and had thirty-six receptions for 682 yards and six touchdowns.[1]

Professional career

Young graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in 1988.

[3].1981 in Florida State Seminoles and caught a fifty-one-yard touchdown reception against the [4]

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