Deon Young

Hattiesburg, Miss.

High School:
Oak Grove HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200



Deon Young


Louisiana Tech vs. Nicholls State

Louisiana Tech vs. Nicholls State, from Sept. 19, 2009 at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, La.

2009: Senior defensive back that played cornerback and safety in all 12 games... Recorded 48 total tackles during the season with 1.5 for aloss of six yards... Recovered a fumble for eight yards and intercepted four passes, returning them for 92 yards and two touchdowns... Ended the year tied for eighth all-time at Louisiana Tech in interceptions... Made four tackles at Auburn (9/5)... Recorded five tackles at Navy (9/12), four of which were solo stops... Made three tackles against Nicholls State (9/19) with one of his two assisted tackles registering for a one-yard loss... Also in the Nicholls State game, recorded two interceptions, running one back 37 yards for a touchdown... Recorded his ninth career interception against Hawai'i (9/30), moving into the school's career charts for interceptions... Also recorded two pass break-ups against the Warriors... Registered six tackles at Nevada (10/9) with one of his five solo stops being recorded for a five-yard loss... Registered two assisted tackles and recovered a fumble for eight yards against New Mexico State (10/17)... Credited with one solo tackle at Utah State (10/24)... Recorded a season-high eight total tackles - six solo, two assisted - at Idaho (10/31)... Matched that season-high performance of eight total tackles - six solo, two assisted - while also breaking up a pass against No. 5 Boise State (11/6)... Recorded two solo tackles at No. 9 LSU (11/14)... Registered a solo stop at Fresno State (11/21)... Closed his collegiate career with a standout performance against San Jose State (12/5), returning an interception for 55 yards and a touchdown while recording six total tackles, two solo and four assisted.

2008: Started all 13 games for the Bulldogs at strong safety... Finished with 59 tackles on the year...Named WAC and LSWA Defensive POW (Mississippi State game)...Recorded an interception in the Independence Bowl vs. Northern Illinois 12/28/08... Intercepted three passes on the season... Totaled eight tackles against Southeastern 9/20/08... Intercepted a Mississippi State pass and returned for 42 yards 8/30/08... Intercepted a pass against Nevada 11/29/08

2007: Played all 12 games and started nine at strong safety...totaled 72 tackles, 28 solo and 44 assisted...had three interceptions and four pass breakups...had a career-high 10 tackles at LSU

2006: Saw action in all 13 games for the Bulldogs ... Finished with four solo tackles and nine assisted stops on the year ... Had a career-high four tackles against Top 25 Boise State

2005: Redshirted

High School: Lettered three years for coach Nevil Barr at Oak Grove High School in Mississippi ... Played safety and cornerback during his high school career ... Helped lead the Warriors to the Mississippi 5A state title as a junior and the South State title game as a sophomore and senior ... Named all-area by the Hattiesburg American as a senior ... Named all-district as a senior ... Led all Mississippi 5A players as a senior with 11 interceptions ... Also a member of the Oak Grove track and field team ... Competed in the 200-meters and on the 4 X 100-meter relay team

Getting Acquainted: Full name is Ailrick Deon Young ... Son of Ailrick and Sabrina Young ... Has one sister, Lauren ... Father lettered at quarterback at Southern Mississippi in 1987 and 1988 ... Born May 28, 1987, in Hattiesburg, Miss.