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About Willie Young

About Willie Young

Willie Young — DE | Chicago Bears

#79 DE 6' 5", 251 lbs
Birth Date — September 19, 1985 (Age: 28)
Birth Place — Riviera Beach, FL
Experience — 5 years
College — North Carolina State
NFL — Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears

American football (NFL) defensive end for the Chicago Bears. Drafted in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Played college football for the NC State Wolfpack at the North Carolina State University.

Attended Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, playing basketball and football as a defensive lineman and ran track. As a junior in 2003, I recorded 60 tackles including 15 for loss and nine quarterback sacks. As a senior, I recorded 65 tackles including 25 for loss and 12 sacks. Attended NC State University on a scholarship.

Received a bachelor's degree in science and technology. Sat out the 2005 season on redshirt status. In 2006, I played in all 12 games including five starts and recorded 44 tackles including 24 solo and five for loss, one pass broken up, five quarterback hurries, and one interception returned 34 yards for a touchdown. In 2007, I saw action in all 12 games including eight starts. Recording 16 tackles for loss, 24 quarterback hurries, and broke up six passes. In 2008, I started 12 games and recorded 12.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, and 26 quarterback hurries.

Selected by the Detroit Lions as the 213th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Emerged in the 2011 NFL season playing 14 games and having a break out year in an ever-expanding role on the team. Continued to thrive as a starter in the 2013 season with the Detroit Lions. Signed as a free agent defensive end with the Chicago Bears of the NFL in March, 2014.

  Tackles   Interceptions
YearTeamGamesCombTotalAstSckSftyPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
2017Chicago Bears47432.0--0------0.0--
2016Chicago Bears163821177.5--2------0.0--
2015Chicago Bears15302466.5--2103939.039
2014Chicago Bears1539281110.0--2------0.0--
2013Detroit Lions164729183.0--5------0.0--
2012Detroit Lions1611740.0--1------0.0--
2011Detroit Lions1414953.0--1------0.0--
2010Detroit Lions20----------------0.0--