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Players

Usama Young
CB #28
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
College:
Kent State
Hometown:
Largo, Md.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 99 278 222 56 6 0 27 8 0 125 -- 44
2014 OAK 6 23 21 2 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013 OAK 12 26 20 6 2.5 -- 3 1 0 26 26 26
2012 CLE 13 53 37 16 1.5 -- 7 3 0 44 14.7 44
2011 CLE 16 70 51 19 0 -- 1 1 0 28 28 28
2010 NO 11 23 21 2 1 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 12 8 6 2 0 -- 1 1 0 24 24 24
2008 NO 15 50 42 8 0 -- 8 2 0 3 1.5 3
2007 NO 14 25 24 1 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 99 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 OAK 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 OAK 12 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2012 CLE 13 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 12 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2008 NO 15 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2007 NO 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 99 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 OAK 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 OAK 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CLE 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 NO 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NO 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – The quick-footed defensive back has been a stalwart on special teams since his arrival. One of the club’s two third-round picks in 2007, no Saint has recorded as many special teams stops as Young’s 57 since then. In 2010, he appeared in 11 games with three starts and made 16 tackles (14 solo), one sack and three pass defenses, while adding 12 special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed (RFA), 4/15/10; Signed to a three-year contract, 6/11/07; Selected in the third round (66th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER – The quick-footed defensive back has been a stalwart on special teams since his arrival. One of the club’s two third-round picks in 2007, no Saint has recorded as many special teams stops as Young’s 57 since then. In 2010, he appeared in 11 games with three starts and made 16 tackles (14 solo), one sack and three pass defenses, while adding 12 special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed (RFA), 4/15/10; Signed to a three-year contract, 6/11/07; Selected in the third round (66th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.

2010 – Played in 11 games with three starts…Finished with 16 tackles (12 solo), a sack, three pass defenses and 12 special teams stops…Made key contribution as he filled in at S vs. Carolina, Oct. 3, recording six solo tackles, including first career sack and a key late fourth quarter stop of RB DeAngelo Williams four yards deep in backfield to help keep Panthers out of field goal range in 16-14 win. Added a special teams tackle…Started at FS vs. Cleveland, Oct. 24 and vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31…Started at FS vs. Seattle, Nov. 21 in 50th career game and posted five tackles (four solo) and career-best three pass defenses…Recorded three special teams tackles at Dallas, Nov. 25…Inactive for final four regular season games, but saw action on special teams in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11. 2009 – In first season at S, appeared in 12 games with one start…Inactive for season opener and missed regular season’s final three games with hip and sports hernia injuries…Finished with nine tackles (seven solo) and added six stops and a fumble recovery on special teams…In postseason, appeared in three games, recorded two solo tackles and tied for team lead with four special teams stops…Started at FS in place of  injured Darren Sharper at St. Louis, Nov. 15, and made four tackles (two solo) and an end zone interception to thwart a potential Rams score…Had a fumble recovery on punt coverage at Washington, Dec. 6…In Super Bowl XLIV, had two special teams tackles.   2008 – Started two of the 15 games he appeared in, inactive for opener…Second on club with 19 special teams stops, and added a fumble recovery…Had career-high 27 tackles (24 solo), two interceptions and five pass defenses…Oct. 26 vs. San Diego, had two special teams tackles and recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage that led to a TD…at Kansas City, Nov. 16, had four stops, two special teams tackles and first career interception…Played extensively on defense vs. Green Bay, Nov. 24 and had career-best seven tackles (five solo) and knocked away a pass…Added five solo tackles vs. Atlanta…Notched first two career starts at Chicago, Dec. 11 and following week at Detroit, where he had three tackles and a pick. 2007 – Played in 14 games, contributing primarily on special teams and as a reserve CB…Led team with 20 special teams tackles  and added 10 defensive stops and two pass defenses…In opener at Indianapolis, Sept. 6, recorded two special teams tackles…Saw first defensive action vs. Tennessee, Sept. 24 and broke up a pass…Missed two games with hamstring injury…Had a season-best three special teams stops in Philadelphia game, Dec. 23.

COLLEGE – Four-year starter at Kent State who opened 37 of 45 games…Career totals include 198 tackles (129 solo), three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, nine interceptions and a blocked kick…Draddy Trophy Semifinalist in 2006, which recognizes a college player for his combined success in academics, football performance and community leadership…Second-team All-Mid American Conference selection with a career-high 60 tackles (39 solo), two interceptions, three forced fumbles and a blocked punt as senior in 2006…Started seven games as junior and had 50 tackles (30 solo) and two interceptions…Posted 39 stops (28 solo) and had three interceptions for 57 yards in returns as a sophomore…Health and Physical Education major…Graduated with Educational Studies degree in May, 2009.

PERSONAL – Selected by voters on NFL.com as winner of league’s “Super Ad” competition in 2008, appearing in a national advertisement during Super Bowl XLIII with his father, LeRoi. Ad spotlighted Usama’s job as a youth working as a snacks and drinks vendor at Washington Redskins games, with role of young Usama played by actor Eddie Murphy’s son, Christian…Attended Largo (Md.) HS, named second-team all-state as a senior, recording 65 tackles and five interceptions…Earned four letters in track and three each in football and baseball…First name pronounced oo-SOMM-uh.

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