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Avery Young (born November 12, 1992) is an American football tackle. He played college football at Auburn, and was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He is also the younger brother of former defensive end Willie Young.

Avery Young
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-11-12) November 12, 1992 (age 26)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:307 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school:Palm Beach Gardens (FL)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:0
Games started:0
Player stats at

College careerEdit

At Auburn University, Young was a three-year starter at both tackle and guard and served as the starting right tackle during his senior year.

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Young signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016.[1] He suffered a knee injury at his Pro Day and spent his entire rookie season on the Saints' non-football injury list. On February 27, 2017, Young was released by the Saints.[2]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On March 21, 2017, Young signed with the Miami Dolphins.[3] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[4]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On December 20, 2017, Young was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on January 3, 2018.[6] He was waived on April 30, 2018.[7]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On May 7, 2018, Young signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[8] He was waived/injured on August 1, 2018 and placed on injured reserve.[9] He was released on August 14, 2018.

Birmingham IronEdit

In 2019, Young joined the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football.[10]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

After the AAF ceased operations in April 2019, Young signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.


  1. ^ "Saints Add 19 Undrafted Free Agents". May 2, 2016. Archived from the original on September 24, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (February 27, 2017). "New Orleans Saints waive offensive lineman Avery Young". Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Kelly, Omar (March 21, 2017). "Dolphins sign offensive lineman Avery Young, a former Palm Beach Gardens High standout".
  4. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". September 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (December 20, 2017). "Standout Rookies Among Five Bucs Headed to IR". Archived from the original on December 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (January 3, 2018). "Bucs Sign Eight to Futures Contracts". Archived from the original on March 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (April 30, 2018). "Bucs Add 14 Undrafted Free Agents". Archived from the original on June 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Boyle, John (May 7, 2018). "Seahawks Sign Five Tryout Players From Rookie Minicamp".
  9. ^ Boyle, John (August 1, 2018). "Seahawks Sign Guard J.R. Sweezy, Waive/Injured Guard Avery Young".
  10. ^ Inabinett, Mark (January 30, 2019). "Birmingham Iron sets roster for inaugural season". The Birmingham News. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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