Tulsa -- A returning squad player . . . joined the football team for 2007 spring drills . . . a walk-on athlete . . . played his first two years (2005-07) at Tulsa on the basketball team as a walk-on . . . 2007 -- Moved to defensive end from receiver during the season . . . saw limited action in five games, including SMU, Houston, Army, UCF and Bowling Green . . . Overall -- Continues to develop as a defensive end . . . has great range . . . possesses good height . . . needs to add weight and strength . . . can be a situational pass rusher.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner at Turpin High School . . . started at quarterback for three years and was a starting linebacker for all four seasons . . . helped lead his team to a 12-1 record as a senior . . . completed 94-of-166 passes for 1,650 yards and 16 touchdowns his senior season . . . also tallied 93 tackles from his linebacker spot as a senior . . . was an OCA Class A all-star quarterback . . . was named the District I Offensive Player of the Year his senior season . . . also lettered four years in basketball and two years in track . . . was a three-year all-conference selection in basketball . . . earned OBCA District 1-A Player of the Year and Panhandle Conference MVP honors in basketball as a senior . . . high school football coach was Jim Cummings.
Personal -- Enjoys reading, playing the piano and cooking . . . favorite NFL team is the New England Patriots . . . his favorite NFL player is Tom Brady . . . his favorite food is fried chicken . . . lists "Seinfeld" as his favorite TV show . . . his favorite professional athlete is Tiger Woods . . . favorite professional sports team is the Phoenix Suns . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Washington D.C. . . . enjoys reading John Grisham books . . . majoring in finance . . . parents are Garrell and Lesa Young.
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