56  Roberto Young
Roberto Young


St. Louis, MO

High School:
Sumner HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 229


Will work as a "sam" linebacker this fall after lettering in 2000 ... Will work with Greg Harper and Coot Terry at "sam" ...

2000: Lettered for the first time as a Tiger while working as a member of the special teams and as a linebacker ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Tennessee game ... Had five special teams snaps against the Vols ... Worked eight special teams snaps in the Cincinnati contest in Liberty Bowl Stadium ... Played for the first time at linebacker in the Tulane contest in the Superdome ... Was credited with one tackle and one pass break up against Tulane ... Played eight defensive snaps and 10 special teams plays against the Green Wave ...Entered fall camp as a reserve at "mike" linebacker ... Will work behind starter Kamal Shakir ... Registered four tackles in the annual Blue-Gray game ... Had a spring high six tackles, one quarterback sack and one tackle for lost yardage in the second spring scrimmage ...

1999: Did not play in a game for the Tigers in 1999 ... Spent the fall working at outside linebacker and defensive end ... Worked with the defensive scout team during the fall of 1999 ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Spent the spring of 1999 working with Tramont Lawless at "bandit" defensive end ...

1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall working with the defensive scout team ... Worked as an outside linebacker ...

Prep: Played linebacker and offensive guard for Sumner High School in St. Louis ... Lettered for four years in both football and baseball ... Was credited with 89 solo tackles, 25 assisted hits, two quarterback sacks, three fumble recoveries, one blocked kick and five blocked passes in 1997 ... Registered 40 tackles and four quarterback sacks as a junior ... Helped team to a 6-4 record in 1997 and a 6-0 league mark ... Was an all-conference and all-league pick in football as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Was named as captain all three seasons ... Received St. Louis American Newspaper, St. Louis Rams, and St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation Athletic Award ... Career totals read 246 tackles, 16 quarterback sacks, 11 fumble recoveries and 12 pass breakups ... Was an all-league selection in baseball for three years ... Carries a 3.974 GPA ... Was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Ranked #1 in his senior class ... State delegate at the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. ... Was a member of the NASA Sharp Plus Apprenticeship Program and the National Junior Academy of Sciences National Science Fair in Seattle, Washington ... Lists Vanderbilt, Minnesota and Missouri among schools of interest ... Played for coach Larry Walls...

Born: 8/3/80 ... Son of Ernest and Cleopatra Young.

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