Young in the 2011 NFL season.
No. -- Free agent
|Date of birth:August 21, 1989|
|Place of birth: Los Angeles, California|
|High school: University HS, Los Angeles, CA|
|College: Boise State|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Detroit Lions|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Titus Demetrius Young, Sr. (born August 21, 1989) is an American football wide receiver. He played in the National Football League from 2011 to 2012. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State University. He was released in 2013 due to several off-field issues.
Young played for the Boise State Broncos football team. He had 204 receptions for 3,063 yards and 25 touchdowns in his collegiate career, including 71 receptions for 1,215 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2010. During a 42-7 win over the Hawai'i Warriors he had a career long catch for 83 yards.
Young was frequently in trouble off the field during his career at Boise State. He was suspended for most of his sophomore season after fighting with a teammate.
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|5-11⅜ *||174 *||4.39 **||1.51 *||2.65 *||4.30 **||6.85 **||35" *||10'03" *||x *||x *|
|*At NFL Combine **At Boise State Pro Day|
Young declared himself eligible for the 2011 NFL Draft and was selected in the 2nd round with the 44th overall pick by the Detroit Lions. Despite his considerable talent, his off-the-field troubles led many NFL teams to pass on him in the 2011 draft.
After making the 2011 roster, Young was primarily used as the team's 2nd wide receiver, and played frequently in three-WR sets. On October 30 in 45-10 defeat of the Denver Broncos, Young caught 4 passes for 66 yards, including his first professional receiving touchdown. He caught two passes for touchdowns in a 45-41 loss to Green Bay Packers on New Year's Day.
In May 2012, the Lions sent Young home after he sucker-punched Louis Delmas. In November 2012, the Lions sent him home again for conduct detrimental to the team. According to Lions coaches, Young deliberately lined up in the wrong position twice and got into a verbal confrontation with receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. It was the last down Young played for the Lions. He was declared inactive for the team's Thanksgiving Day game a week later and told to stay away from the facility. On December 5, the Lions placed Young on injured reserve, ending his season. To express his frustration, Young tweeted about not wanting to play anymore if he did not get the ball. Little more than a month later, on February 4, the Lions released Young.
St. Louis Rams
On February 5, 2013, Young was claimed off waivers by the St Louis Rams. The Rams were the only team that turned in a waiver claim for Young. However, he was released 10 days later, with the Rams saying they wanted to go "in a different direction".
On May 5, 2013 Young was arrested twice in the same day. He was arrested for suspected drunk driving, then fourteen hours later he was arrested for attempting to steal his impounded car from the tow yard.  Later that week on May 10th, Young was arrested for a third time and charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer in San Clemente, California.  On May 13, Young's father, Richard, revealed that his son has a severe mental disorder and badly needs help.
- ESPN player profile
- Boise State Broncos profile - Titus Young
- Detroit Free Press; Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012; page B1
- Sessler, Marc (January 23, 2013). "Jim Schwartz: Titus Young's tweets not a 'good idea'". National Football League. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- Copeland, Kareem (February 4, 2013). "Titus Young released by Detroit Lions". National Football League. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- Wesseling, Chris (February 15, 2013). "Titus Young reportedly to be released by Rams". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
- Copeland, Kareem (February 15, 2013). "Titus Young waived by St. Louis Rams after short stay". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
- Dad: Titus Young has brain disorder. ESPN, 2013-05-13.