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Bob Young (American football)

Robert Allen Young (September 3, 1942 – June 17, 1995) was an American football offensive guard who played 16 seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the St. Louis Cardinals, where he and other Cardinal offensive linemen are credited with introducing modern weightlifting/powerlifting into the training regime of the NFL. He was named to two Pro Bowls (1978 & 1979) and was a first team All Pro selection in 1979 as well. Young attended Howard Payne University. He was the older brother of three-time world powerlifting champion Doug Young.[1]

Bob Young
No. 77, 60, 56, 64, 63, 65
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born:(1942-09-03)September 3, 1942
Marshall, Texas
Died:June 17, 1995(1995-06-17) (aged 52)
Missouri City, Texas
Career information
College:Howard Payne
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 19 / Pick: 261
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:194
Games started:146
Fumble Recoveries:7
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

World's Strongest ManEdit

Young competed in the inaugural World's Strongest Man contest in 1977, finishing second to weightlifter Bruce Wilhelm. He also finished 5th in the 1979 World's Strongest Man.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "www.stlsportshistory.com". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2013-01-06.

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