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Walter Young

Born: Dec 7, 1979

Birthplace: Chicago Heights

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Walter Young

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1979
Birth Place : Chicago Heights

Walter Lee Young, Jr. is an American football wide receiver formerly on the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was originally a seventh round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft out of the University of Illinois by the Carolina Panthers. Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA, Young attended Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, where he earned all-state honors as a quarterback. Originally a quarterback, Young switched to wide receiver as a redshirt sophomore at the University of Illinois in 2000. Starting seven games that year, Young finished the season with 27 receptions for 403 yards. As a junior, Young started 11 games and finished second on the team with 50 catches for 890 yards and eight touchdowns, while averaging a team-leading 17.8 yards per catch. In his senior year of 2002, Young started 12 games and again ranked second on the team with 56 catches for 822 yards and six touchdowns. Young finished his college career ranking third on the Illini all-time list with 2,382 receiving yards and 15 touchdown receptions, and sixth with 147 receptions. As a college player at Illinois, Young also played on the Fighting Illini basketball team.


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