College: Georgia Southern
Birthdate: May 17, 1979
How Acquired: FA - '03
Year with Browns: R
Year in NFL: R
Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round, 179th overall, of the 2003 NFL Draft...Waived by Jacksonville on Aug. 30, 2003...Signed by Cleveland as a free agent on Sept. 12, 2003.
College: Established himself as one of the school's top safeties...Two-time Division I-AA All-America and All-Southern Conference selection...Played in 57 games during four-year career, making 39 starts, including last 33 straight...Started 10 of 14 postseason games...School was 49-9 (.845) over his four years, winning two Division I-AA national championships (1999, 2000), four straight semifinal games and four consecutive Southern Conference titles...2002: Started all 14 games as a senior and was named to Associated Press and Sports Network All-America squads and first team All-Southern Conference...Top tackler in secondary with 75 tackles, including 46 solo, 4 tackles for loss, 6 PBU, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovered fumble and 2 blocked punts...2001: Started all 14 games at strong safety and named first-team All-Southern Conference...Team's fifth leading tackler with 77 stops, including 53 solo, 2 interceptions, 6 PBU, 4 forced fumbles and 3 blocked punts...Finished year with six or more tackles in last six games, including playoffs...2000: Played in 14 of 15 games, making eight starts...Finished fourth on team with 86 tackles, 39 solo, 4 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 10 PBU and 1 forced fumble...Had career-best 13 tackles in playoff opener against McNeese State, adding 7 tackles against Hofstra, 9 vs. Delaware and 10 vs. Montana in I-AA championship game victory...1999: Played in all15 games, making three starts and starring on special teams...Recorded 51 tackles, 39 solo, 2 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, a team-high 9 PBU and 1 blocked punt...1998: Redshirted as a freshmen.
Personal: Graduated Georgia Southern with a degree in sports management in 2002...Attended Keenan High in Columbia, S.C...Four-year letterman...Chosen all-district and all-region as a senior...Team captain who led team in passing and total offense as starting quarterback...Led defense in interceptions as member of the secondary...Voted team's offensive and defensive MVP as a senior...Earned five additional letters as a standout in track (two) and basketball (three)...Competed in the high jump, 100 meters and 4x100 relay in track and played small forward and guard in basketball...Single...Full name: David Fair Young.