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CB Usama Young

CB Usama YoungUSAMA YOUNG

Cornerback
Kent State University Golden Flashes
#18
6-0, 194 lbs
Largo, Maryland
Largo High School

Regarded by many as the finest defensive product produced at Kent State since the Jack Lambert era (1971-73), Young has been the anchor of the secondary ever since moving into the starting lineup as a true freshman. In addition to excelling as a shutdown cornerback, the physical tackler has also garnered national academic honors.

In 2006, Young was named as a semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy, one of college football's most sought after and competitive awards. The Draddy Trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.

At Largo High School, Young earned second-team all-state Big School honors from the Associated Press as a senior. He also received all-metro honorable mention, as he made 65 tackles and had five interceptions that season.

A two-time all-league selection, he finished his career with 160 tackles and 12 interceptions, and also had 20 receptions on offense. He earned four letters in track, and three each in football and baseball.

In 2003, Young was a College Football News freshman All-America honorable mention. He started nine of 12 games he appeared in at strongside cornerback. He finished his first season with 49 tackles (32 solos) and a pair of fumble recoveries. He picked off two passes and deflected eight others.

In 2004, Young started 10 games, sitting out the Central Michigan game with a hip strain. He totaled 39 tackles (28 solos) with a stop for a loss and a quarterback pressure. He had four pass break-ups and returned three interceptions for 57 yards.

As a junior, Young started the team's first five games and the Northern Illinois and Akron games. He came up with 50 tackles (30 solos) while making four stops behind the line of scrimmage. He intercepted two passes and batted away three others.

A second-team All-Mid American Conference choice in 2006, Young finished sixth on the team with a career-high 60 tackles (39 solos), including three stops for losses. He caused three fumbles and blocked a kick. He also had six pass break-ups and two interceptions.

In 45 games at Kent State, Young started 37 contests. He registered 198 tackles (129 solos) with eight stops for losses of 16 yards and one pressure. He caused three fumbles and recovered two others, returning one for a two-yard gain. He deflected 21 passes and ranks 11th on the school's all-time record list with nine interceptions for 71 yards in returns (7.9 avg.). He also blocked one kick.

AGILITY TESTS
Campus: 4.39 in the 40-yard dash & Bench pressed 225 pounds 14 times & 43-inch vertical jump & 10-foot-11 broad jump & 4.31 20-yard shuttle & 6.65 three-cone drill & 30ᄐ-inch arm length & 9 3/8-inch hands & Right-handed.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Largo (Md.) High School, playing football for head coach Eric Wade & Earned second-team all-state Big School honors from the Associated Press as a senior & Also received all-metro honorable mention, as he made 65 tackles and had five interceptions that season & A two-time all-league selection, he finished his career with 160 tackles and 12 interceptions, and also had 20 receptions on offense & Earned four letters in track, and three each in football and baseball.

PERSONAL
Health and Physical Education major & First name is pronounced oo-SOMM-uh & Son of Khaulata Murladha and LeRoi and Janice Young & Born May 8, 1985 & Resides in Largo, Md.

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