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Bryant Young
Jersey #(s)
Born January 27, 1972 (1972-01-27) (age 37)
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Career information
Year(s) 19942007
NFL Draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
College Notre Dame
Professional teams
Career stats
Tackles 620
Sacks 89.5
Interceptions 0
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Bryant Colby Young (born January 27, 1972 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers. He played the defensive tackle position. He was drafted by the 49ers in the 1st round (7th overall) in the 1994 NFL Draft. As of 2007, Young was the last remaining player on the 49ers' active roster who was a part of their Super Bowl XXIX victory over the San Diego Chargers in 1994. He had 89.5 career sacks. He wore the number 97 his whole career since college. He retired following the 2007 season.


College years

Bryant Young attended the University of Notre Dame, and he was a three-year starter. As a senior, he was an All-American selection, and had 6.5 sacks and 67 tackles. As a junior, he was an Honorable Mention All-American selection and garnered 7.5 sacks.

Graduate Assistant at Notre Dame

On January 29, 2009, Young was officially hired as a graduate assistant for the football team at Notre Dame his alma mater.

Defensive Line Coach at San Jose State

On December 31, 2009, it was reported that Young would be joining the San Jose State coaching staff after turning down an offers to remain the graduate assistant at Notre Dame or re-unite with Akron Head Coach Rob Ianello. [1]


External links

Preceded by
Doug Flutie
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Joe Johnson

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