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Tavon Antonio Young (born March 14, 1994) is an American football cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Temple.

Tavon Young
No. 25 – Baltimore Ravens
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-14) March 14, 1994 (age 25)
Oxon Hill, Maryland
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Potomac (Oxon Hill, Maryland)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:90
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:3
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Young attended Frederick Douglass High School from 2008 to 2011 and Potomac High School from 2011 to 2012 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where he was teammates with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby.

Professional careerEdit

On November 17, 2015, it was announced that Young accepted his invitation to play in the 2016 Senior Bowl.[1]

External video
  Tavon Young's NFL Combine Workout
  Tavon Young's 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
183 lb
(83 kg)
30 58 in
(0.78 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.54 s 2.60 s 3.93 s 6.80 s 34.5 in
(0.88 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
9 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[2]

The Baltimore Ravens selected Young in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Young was the 16th cornerback drafted in 2016.[3]

External video
  Ravens draft Tavon Young 104th overall
  NFL Draft Profile: CB Tavon Young (Temple)

On May 9, 2016, the Baltimore Ravens signed Young to a four-year, $2.94 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $605,130.[4]

Young recorded his first career interception in Week 3 of the 2016 season in a 19–17 win vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. He became the Ravens' No. 2 cornerback behind Jimmy Smith,[5] playing in 16 games with 11 starts recording 53 tackles, eight passes defensed and two interceptions.

On June 1, 2017, Young suffered a torn ACL during OTAs, and missed the entire 2017 season.[6][7] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2017.[8]

Young entered the 2018 season as the Ravens No. 3 cornerback behind Brandon Carr and Marlon Humphrey. In Week 13, Young returned a fumble forced by Patrick Onwuasor and returned it 12 yards for the touchdown in a 26-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons. In Week 16, Young returned another fumble forced by Patrick Onwuasor and returned it 62 yards for the touchdown in a 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He played in 15 games with six starts, recording 37 combined tackles, five pass deflections, an interception, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns.

On February 21, 2019, Young signed a three-year, $25.8 million contract extension with the Ravens, making him the highest-paid nickel-back in the NFL.[9] On August 15, 2019, head coach John Harbaugh announced that Young was expected to miss the entire 2019 NFL season due to a neck injury he suffered in practice.[10] He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on August 31, 2019.


  1. ^ Mears, Justin (December 10, 2015). "Reese's Senior Bowl Invites Coming in for the Underdogs". Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Tavon Young". Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 30, 2016). "Round 4: Ravens Draft CB Tavon Young At No. 104". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  4. ^ " Tavon Young contract". Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Downing, Garrett (November 9, 2016). "Rookie Tavon Young Solidifying No. 2 Cornerback Spot". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Mink, Ryan (June 1, 2017). "Tavon Young Tears ACL In Organized Team Activities".
  7. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (June 1, 2017). "Ravens cornerback Tavon Young suffers torn ACL".
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 1, 2017). "Ravens Announce 24 Roster Moves, Have 13 More To Make". Archived from the original on January 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Hensley, Jamison (February 21, 2019). "Ravens, CB Tavon Young agree to 3-year extension".
  10. ^ "Ravens DB Young (neck) likely out for season". August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.

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