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Charle Edward Young (born February 5, 1951) is a former American football tight end who played for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles (1973–1976), the Los Angeles Rams (1977–1979), the San Francisco 49ers (1980–1982), and the Seattle Seahawks (1983–1985). He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of Southern California (USC).

Charles Young
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Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1951-02-05) February 5, 1951 (age 68)
Fresno, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Edison (Fresno, California)
NFL Draft:1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:5,106
Yards per reception:12.2
Receiving touchdowns:27
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Player stats at PFR

Early lifeEdit

Young attended Edison High School in Fresno, California, where he led his high school basketball team to the valley playoffs.

College careerEdit

A unanimous first-team All-America in 1972, Young appeared in the Hula Bowl and College All-Star Game. A First-Team All-Conference selection, he led USC to a Pacific-8 Conference title and a national championship in 1972. Named USC's Lineman of the Year in 1972, Young set a school record for receptions by a tight end with 62. In three seasons, he amassed 1,008 receiving yards and ten touchdowns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Following graduation, Young earned Rookie of the Year honors with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1973 and went on to play for 13 seasons in the NFL with four teams. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1973, 1974 and 1975, played in Super Bowl XIV with the Los Angeles Rams in 1979, and won Super Bowl XVI with the San Francisco 49ers in 1981. He was a key contributor on the final 89-yard drive that led to the play that has been immortalized as "The Catch" in the 1981 NFC Playoffs versus the Dallas Cowboys. He also played with the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

After footballEdit

Young volunteers with the United Way of America, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Society, and the Pacific Northwest Athletic Congress. A volunteer for the 1990 Goodwill Games, he participated in the Black Men Professional Breakfast and is a board member of the Wee Care Childcare Center.


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