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UW This Season: Young was the No. 4 quarterback on the depth chart following spring drills.
Junior College: Young played one year of junior college football at ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2013. He joined the Wyoming Football team in January 2014 with three years of eligibility remaining. Young led ASA College to a No. 7 ranking in the final National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) men's football poll. The Avengers posted a 9-1 record in 2013, including winning their final nine games of the season. ASA's only loss came in the season opener to Georgia Military by a score of 22-15. Georgia Military ended the season ranked No. 3 in the final NJCAA National Poll. ASA captured its second consecutive Northeast Football Conference Championship by defeating then-No. 16 Nassau Community College 37-7 on Nassau's home field. ASA concluded the season by winning the Carrier Dome Bowl over No. 20 College of DuPage, 23-3. It was the first bowl victory in the program's history.
Young won the starting quarterback job as a freshman by beating out the previous year starter for the ASA Avengers. Originally from Sacramento, Calif., Young started all 10 games for the Avengers in 2013. He completed 128-of-210 passes (61.0 percent) for 1,803 yards, threw 22 touchdowns and had only three passes intercepted. Two of his three interceptions came in the first three games of the season. He threw only one interception in the remaining seven games. He ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA in passing touchdowns and 17th in the nation in passing yards, averaging 180.3 yards per game. He set new school single-season records for passing yards (1,803 yards) and touchdown passes (22). Young guided an ASA offense that averaged 37.8 points per game, ranking them 10th in the nation. The Avengers generated 414.2 yards of total offense per game to rank No. 17 in the country and averaged 209.1 yards passing per game as a team to rank No. 20 in the NJCAA in that category. In terms of red-zone efficiency, Young's offense scored on 32-of-36 red-zone opportunities (88.9 percent), which placed them No. 6 in the national NJCAA rankings. Of those 32 scores, 31 were touchdowns. Young earned First Team All-Northeast Football Conference honors as a freshman. He played for head coach Dennis Orlando at ASA.
Young's best individual games included a 212-yard passing effort versus Army's Junior Varsity squad in a 40-16 ASA road victory. He also threw three touchdown passes in that win. Against Dean College in a 55-17 road win, Young passed for 227 yards and threw five TD passes. He earned Northeast Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts. The next week against Lackawanna College, Young's totals included 253 passing yards and three TD passes in 27-0 shutout victory. He enjoyed another 200-yard passing game against Louisburg College, throwing for 209 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-5 home win. In the conference championship game against No. 16 Nassau Community College, Young completed 82.4 percent of his passes (14 of 17) for 156 yards and two TD passes in ASA's 37-7 road victory. He concluded his freshman season completing 17-of-26 passes (65.4 percent) for 218 yards and three TDs as he lead ASA to a 23-3 win over No. 20 ranked College of DuPage in the Carrier Dome Bowl.
High School: Young played his high school football at Vista del Lago High School in Sacramento, Calif. Young was also recruited by Temple.