Player Bio

Willie Young
DE #97
Height:
6-4
Weight:
251
Age:
29
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
Riviera Beach, FL
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
34
SCK
8.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 106 68 38 14.0 0 8 0 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2014 CHI 11 4 34 23 11 8.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 DET 16 15 47 29 18 3.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2012 DET 16 0 11 7 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 DET 14 0 14 9 5 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 DET 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 BUF L 20-23 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SF W 28-20 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYJ W 27-19 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 GB L 17-38 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @CAR L 24-31 5 2 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 @ATL W 27-13 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 MIA L 14-27 5 5 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @NE L 23-51 3 0 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @GB L 14-55 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 MIN W 21-13 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TB W 21-13 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters his first season with the Bears, totaling 72 tackles, 6 sacks, 7 PBUs, 11 TFLs and 2 FRs in 48 career games, including 15 starts, with the Detroit Lions (2010-13)… Is coming off of career-highs in almost every statistical category including tackles (47), PBUs (5), TFLs (7) and FRs (2)… Has played in 16 games in each of the last two seasons.
PRO CAREER: Enters his first season with the Bears, totaling 72 tackles, 6 sacks, 7 PBUs, 11 TFLs and 2 FRs in 48 career games, including 15 starts, with the Detroit Lions (2010-13)… Is coming off of career-highs in almost every statistical category including tackles (47), PBUs (5), TFLs (7) and FRs (2)… Has played in 16 games in each of the last two seasons.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (213th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft… Signed with the Lions (6/28/10)… Re-signed with Detroit (4/15/13)… Signed with the Chicago Bears (3/13/14). SIGNED through  2016

2013 SEASON: Started 15-of-16 games collecting 47 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 PBUs, 7 TFLs and 2 FRs. Set career-highs in tackles, PBUs, TFLs, and FRs, and tied his career-high in sacks… His 5 PBUs ranked tied for 8th in the NFL amongst defensive linemen. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-15

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 – Appeared in 16 contests collecting 11 tackles, 1 PBU and 1 TFL. 2011 – In 14 games, notched 14 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 PBU and 3 TFLs. 2010 – Saw action in 2 games as a rookie.

COLLEGE: Started 36-of-49 games at North Carolina State, including 28 at right defensive end and eight more on the left side…. Recorded 194 tackles (109 solos) with 20.0 sacks for minus 140 yards, 46 TFLs totaling 235 yards and 29 pressures… Caused 4 fumbles and recovered 2 others... Deflected 11 passes and intercepted 3 others for 42 yards in returns, including a TD… Became just the sixth player in school history to register 20.0 sacks during a career…  8 sacks in 2009 tied for seventh place on the school’s single-season record chart… 1-of-5 Wolfpack defenders to record at least 40 TFLs in a career, as only Mario Williams (55.5, 2003-05)had more than Young’s 46.0 on the school’s all-time record chart… 15 TFLs  in 2007 tied Levar Fisher (2000), Pat Thomas (2003) and Mario Williams (2004) for 7th on State’s single-season record list… In 2009, named second-team All-ACC selection… Started all 12 games for the first time during his career, leading the team in sacks and TFLs... Finished 6th on the squad with 54 tackles (32 solos)… His 8 sacks ranked third in the ACC and tied for 35th in the nation… Also finished 3rd in the conference with 14.0 TFLs... Had three pressures, 2 FF and 3 PBUs, also recorded first career INT... Served as one of the team’s three captains… Started 11-of-13 games in 2008 at right defensive end… Led the team with 6.5 sacks and 12.5 TFLs... Also paced the Pack with 10 pressures… Recovered 2 fumbles, blocked 1 kick, intercepted 1 pass and deflected 4 others… As a sophomore in 2007, played in all 12 games, starting the final eight contests at left defensive end... Led the team with 5.5 sacks and his team-high 15.0 TFLs are the second-highest total by a sophomore in school annals and ranked fourth in the ACC... Credited with 11 pressures, as he caused 2 fumbles and had 3 pass defenses… Saw action in all 12 games as a freshman, started 5 contests, including the last 4 of the season while sharing right defensive end duties... Recorded 5 QB pressures with 4.5 and 44 tackles (24 solos)…Redshirted while competing on the scout team as a defensive end in 2005… Originally signed with the Pack in 2004, but attended prep school in the fall before enrolling back at State in Jan., 2005.

PERSONAL: Attended Palm Beach (Fla.) Gardens Community High School, where the three-sport standout competed in football, basketball and track... First-team Class 6A All-State pick at defensive end, recorded 65 tackles, including 25 for loss, and had 12.0 sacks as a senior… Made 60 tackles, 15 stops behind the line of scrimmage and 9 sacks as a junior… In basketball, averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds per game in his final season… Despite not joining the track team until midway through the season, finished fourth at the state 4A meet in the high jump.

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