World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Charle Young

Article Id: WHEBN0003631746
Reproduction Date:

Title: Charle Young  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Super Bowl XVI, 1972 College Football All-America Team, Otis Armstrong, Dave Butz, Willie Harper
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Charle Young

Charle Young
No. 86, 87
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-02-05) February 5, 1951
Place of birth: Fresno, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: USC
NFL draft: 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 418
Receiving yards: 5,106
Receiving TDs: 27
Rushing yards: 80
Games played: 187
Games started: 142
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Charle Edward Young (born February 5, 1951) is a former American football tight end who played for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles (1973–1976), the Los Angeles Rams (1977–1979), the San Francisco 49ers (1980–1982), and the Seattle Seahawks (1983–1985). He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of Southern California (USC).

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • After football 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Young attended Edison High School in Fresno, California, where he led his high school basketball team to the valley playoffs.

College career

A unanimous first-team All-America in 1972, Young appeared in the Hula Bowl and College All-Star Game. A First-Team All-Conference selection, he led USC to a Pacific-8 Conference title and a national championship in 1972. Named USC's Lineman of the Year in 1972, Young set a school record for receptions by a tight end with 62. In three seasons, he amassed 1,008 receiving yards and ten touchdowns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

Professional career

Following graduation, Young earned Rookie of the Year honors with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1973 and went on to play for 13 seasons in the NFL with four teams. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and won Super Bowl XVI with the San Francisco 49ers in 1982. He was a key contributor on the final 89-yard drive that led to the play that has been immortalized as "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC Playoffs versus the Dallas Cowboys. He also played with the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

After football

Young volunteers with the United Way of America, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Society, and the Pacific Northwest Athletic Congress. A volunteer for the 1990 Goodwill Games, he participated in the Black Men Professional Breakfast and is a board member of the Wee Care Childcare Center.

References

  1. ^ College Football Hall of Fame

External links

  • Charle Young at the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Career statistics and player information from Pro-Football-Reference • Databasefootball.com
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.