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Darrel Young

Darrel Young
Young playing in 2015.
No. 36 Washington Redskins
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-08) April 8, 1987
Place of birth: North Amityville, New York
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Amityville (NY) Memorial
College: Villanova
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2015
Rushing yards: 175
Rushing TDs: 7
Receptions: 40
Receiving yards: 410
Receiving TDs: 6
Stats at

Darrel Young (born April 8, 1987) is an American football fullback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent as a linebacker prospect in 2009. He played college football as a linebacker at Villanova University.


  • Professional career 1
    • 2009 NFL Combine 1.1
    • Washington Redskins 1.2
      • 2009 Season 1.2.1
      • 2010 Season 1.2.2
      • 2011 Season 1.2.3
      • 2012 Season 1.2.4
      • 2013 Season 1.2.5
      • 2014 Season 1.2.6
  • Career Statistics 2
    • Rushing 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Professional career

2009 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 244 lb 4.59 s 1.56 s 2.58 s 4.27 s 6.94 s 32 in 9 ft 4 in 24 reps
All values from Villanova Pro Day.[1]

Washington Redskins

2009 Season

On May 4, 2009, Young signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent.[2] He was waived by on September 5, 2009, but added to the team's practice squad two days later.[3] Young was released on September 24, 2009

2010 Season

Young signed a futures contract with the Washington Redskins on January 5, 2010.[4] When he reported for camp, Young was surprised to learn that he had been converted to a fullback. Head coach Mike Shanahan stated, "Just the way he hit, we needed some fullbacks and we thought since he had good hands he might be the ideal candidate," which was the reason for Young's transition.[5] The position wasn't completely foreign to Young, who was recruited to Villanova as a running back before he was moved to linebacker. He ended up making the Redskins' final 53-man roster as the backup fullback after all cuts were made. On November 15, 2010, Young scored his first career receiving touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.[6]

Young at Redskins training camp in 2011.

2011 Season

Young was named the starting fullback for the Washington Redskins at the beginning of training camp in 2011.[7] He scored his first career rushing touchdown in Week 15 against the New York Giants.[8] In Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings, Young had a costly holding penalty called on him that nullified Brandon Banks' 59-yard touchdown run.[9]

2012 Season

Despite missing every preseason game, Young was able to start in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. In the Week 6 win against the Minnesota Vikings, he caught a six-yard pass from Robert Griffin III for a touchdown.[10] He would score his second touchdown for the season after catching another six-yard pass in the endzone.[11]

2013 Season

Set to be a restricted free agent in the 2013 season, Young re-signed with the Redskins to a $6.2 million, three-year contract on March 9, 2013.[12][13] On November 3, 2013, Young recorded three rushing touchdowns, the last being the game-winning score in overtime against the San Diego Chargers.[14] He would score a 62-yard touchdown reception against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11.[15]

2014 Season

In the season opener against the Houston Texans, Young was the only one to score for the Redskins with a rushing touchdown.[16] In the Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he contributed to the 41-10 win with a 20-yard touchdown reception.[17] Young scored two rushing touchdowns in the 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16 that took the Eagles out of playoff contention.[18]

Career Statistics


Year Team Games Played Attempts Yards Average Long Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2010 WAS 16 4 19 4.8 16 0 1 0 0
2011 WAS 13 6 33 5.5 12 1 6 0 0
2012 WAS 16 14 60 4.3 16 0 7 0 0
2013 WAS 13 12 41 3.4 19 3 7 0 0
2014 WAS 11 6 17 2.8 14 1 3 0 0


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External links

  • Official Site
  • Villanova Wildcats bio
  • Washington Redskins bio
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