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Jacob

Young

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Player
Weight 184
Year Junior
Hometown Bethlehem, Pa.
High School Freedom H.S.
Major Political Science
School: CC
Birthdate August 05, 1996

Bio

CAREER

 

Two-sport athlete at Columbia as he competes in football as a linebacker and wrestling … Three-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterman in wrestling … Played in 24 career football games with two starts.

 

2017

 

Started two and saw action in eight games as a junior linebacker … Started each of the last two games of the season and made a key contribution on special teams … Finished the year with 18 tackles (eight solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two pass breakups … Led the Lions with a career-high seven tackles (four solo) and one pass breakup in start of season finale vs. Brown (Nov. 18) … Registered a career-high six tackles (two solo) with first career sack and a pass breakup at Cornell (Nov. 11) … Made two tackles vs. Harvard (Nov. 4) … Totaled three tackles (two solo) at Marist (Oct. 7).

 

2016-17 WRESTLING

 

Emerged as the starter at 184 pounds during his first full season on the mat ... Saw action in 13 matches on year … Picked up a win via fall against Brown’s CJ LaFragola at the EIWA Championships.

 

2016

 

Played in seven of 10 games on special teams as a sophomore linebacker … Earned varsity letter.

 

2015-16 WRESTLING

 

Joined the Columbia wrestling team late in the season … Did not register a result.

 

2015

 

Played in nine games on year at linebacker and on special teams as a first-year … Led Lions with eight punt returns for 45 yards … Earned varsity letter.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2015 graduate of Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Jason Roeder … Three-sport athlete who competed in football, wrestling and baseball … Allentown Morning Call First Team All-Area honoree as a senior defensive back … Earned Lehigh Valley Express-Times Third Team All-Area honors as a sophomore defensive back … Named Freedom High School Athlete of the Year in 2014-15 … Made 58 tackles and returned two interceptions for touchdowns on defense, caught 44 passes for 585 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver on offense and averaged 34.8 yards per punt and averaged 27.2 yards per kick return on special teams as a senior … Led the Patriots to the District 11 Class 4A semifinals as a senior … Slowed by injuries as a junior in both football and wrestling … Accomplished wrestler … Posted a 108-27 career record with 60 pins … Went 33-4 his senior season with 23 of those wins coming via fall while wrestling at 170 and 182 pounds … Earned a fifth place finish at the state championship meet his sophomore year … Earned First Team All-Area honors in baseball as a senior.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Jacob Robert Philip Young on August 5, 1996 … Son of Carla Young … Has an older brother Joshua who also competes in football and wrestling at Franklin & Marshall and a younger brother Joe … Named his area’s “Top High School Athlete,” by after winning a popularity vote over current Penn State running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Saquan Barkley … Chose Columbia over Brown and Lehigh … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.

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