Kenny Young
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Kenny  Young
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Tallahasee, Fla.

High School:
Godby

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 179

Position:
Running Back

2017: MAC East Offensive Player of the Week for week of Oct. 23 for his efforts against Buffalo … played in 11 games, getting the starting nod three times … carried the ball 145 times for 781 yards and six touchdowns … added 27 receptions, 250 yards, and two touchdowns receiving … ran for 113 yards against Bowling Green … carried the ball 18 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns in win over Buffalo, adding 29 yards through the air … caught seven passes for 89 yards and a score in win over Akron, while also running for 109 yards … named team’s Most Valuable Player.

2016: Played in 13 games, making four starts … finished season with 88 carries for 557 yards and two touchdowns for a 6.3 yard average … added 17 catches for 201 yards and two scores through the air … had four plays of over 50 yards on the season … had a game-winning 55-yard reception versus Kent State … rushed for 118 yards, including a 62-yarder the following week in a win over Bowling Green … had four carries for 54 yards in a win over Eastern Michigan … rushed for 84 yards and a score in a win over CMU.

2015: Played in 11 games, starting three ... totaled 284 yards rushing on 65 carries ... also collected 14 receptions for 85 yards ... had a season-long rush of 35 yards against Cincinnati, a game in which he also recorded a season-high 62 yards rushing ... returned four kickoffs for a total of 67 yards ... had one return.

2014: Redshirted.

High School: Is a 2014 graduate of Godby High School ... coached by Ronnie Cottrell ... team captain ... returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the state championship game in 2013 ... helped lead his team to a state championship in football and track ... also lettered in track and competed in the national meet.

Personal: Full name -- Kenneth W. Young III ... born April 5, 1995 ... son of Shani and Kenneth Young Jr. ... majoring in Sport Leadership & Management.

Career Highs:
Rushes: 19 vs. BGSU (10/7/17)
Rushing Yards: 125 vs. Buffalo (10/21/17)
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Buffalo (10/21/17)
Long: 72 vs. CMU (11/05/16)
Receptions: 7 vs. Akron (11/7/17)
Receiving Yards: 89 vs. Akron (11/7/17)
All-Purpose Yards: 198 vs. Akron (11/7/17)
100-yard Games: 4