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Posted Sep 12, 2003


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The Browns announced today that they have waived OL Qasim Mitchell and signed Defensive Back David Young. Here is the announcement from the team along with the information they provided on Young...


 

The Cleveland Browns have waived OL Qasim Mitchell from the practice squad and have signed DB David Young. Listed below is his bio information.

DAVID YOUNG
38
Defensive Back
Height: 6-1
Weight: 209
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.

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