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Senior core returns for 2015 campaign
The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
2015 • SENIOR SEASON: Played and started all 13 games • led the team with 102 tackles (59 solo), including 2.0 tackles-for-loss • picked off a pass and recovered a fumble • broke up three passes • returned one kickoff for 24 yards. Game-by-Game: Tallied nine tackles and added a fumble recovery against TCU • registered seven tackles and added a pass breakup at Colorado State • made eight tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, versus Kent State • totaled one solo tackle and a pass breakup against Ohio • tied for the team lead with nine tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, at Northwestern • tallied six solo tackles and added an assisted stop at Purdue • registered seven tackles and returned a kickoff 24 yards versus Nebraska • notched seven tackles, four of which were solo, against Michigan • tallied a team-high seven solo tackles and added four assisted tackles at Ohio State • registered a career-best (and team-high) 14 tackles at Iowa • totaled nine tackles (three solo) and picked off a pass - the third of his career - versus Illinois • notched 11 tackles (six solo) against Wisconsin • recorded three tackles and broke up a pass versus Central Michigan.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started six of 12 games played • recorded 33 tackles (2.5 for loss), three pass breakups and one interception. Game-by-Game: Made seven tackles, broke up one pass and returned an interception 17 yards (second interception of his career) against Eastern Illinois • made one tackle against Middle Tennessee • registered two tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, at TCU • tallied one tackle against San Jose State • broke up one pass at Michigan • recorded seven tackles against Northwestern • made two tackles and broke up one pass against Purdue • tallied two tackles at Illinois • made four tackles against Iowa • tallied three tackles against Ohio State • missed Nebraska game with an injury, but saw special teams action at Wisconsin • totaled four tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss, against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started six • fourth on the team in tackles (69) and solo tackles (45) • notched one tackle-for-loss and .5 sack • broke up three passes, made one interception and forced one fumble • returned five kicks for 143 yards • averaged 28.6 yards per kick return, with a long of 53 yards. Game-by-Game: Recorded one tackle against UNLV and also registered his first career interception • made three tackles at New Mexico State • tallied three tackles and broke up one pass against Western Illinois • tied for team lead with six tackles against San Jose State • returned three kickoffs for 92 yards (longest was 53) and made two solo tackles against Iowa • recorded two tackles at Michigan • led team with 11 tackles (seven solo) and also returned one kickoff for 22 yards at Northwestern • made five tackles and broke up one pass against Nebraska • started at Indiana and had six tackles and one pass breakup • notched nine tackles and returned one kickoff 29 yards against Penn State • led team with 10 tackles against Wisconsin • assisted on three tackles at Michigan State • made eight tackles, including .5 sack, and forced a fumble against Syracuse.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games and started vs. Texas Tech. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV, but did not record any statistics • saw action vs. New Hampshire and was credited with his first career tackle • played against Western Michigan and had one tackle on special teams • had one solo tackle at Wisconsin • assisted on one tackle vs. Michigan • assisted on two tackles at Nebraska • recorded one solo tackle vs. Michigan State • made six tackles and had one pass breakup vs. Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Shaker Heights High School • scored 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,137 yards as a running back during his senior season • recorded 84 total tackles (51 solo, 33 assists) in 2011 • also tacked on a pair of interceptions during his senior season • coached by Jarvis Gibson.
PERSONAL: Born January 25, 1994 • son of James Young and Toni Johnson-Young.
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