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Columbia Wrestling BIO
Jacob Young
Player Profile:
Jacob Young 2316667
Weight: 184
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa.
High School: Freedom H.S.
Major: Political Science

CAREER

Two-sport athlete at Columbia as he competes in football as a linebacker and wrestling … Two-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterman in wrestling … Played in 16 career football games.

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 … Chose Columbia over Brown and Lehigh … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.

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