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Connell Young
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Connell  Young

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

High School:
Dudley HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
WR


09/16/2017

Newsome Scores Twice, Adams Three TD Passes in 42-27 Win at Gardner-Webb

Detrez Newsome eclipsed the 3,000 yard rushing mark with 146 rushing yards in road win

09/03/2017

Miscues Thwart Football's Upset Bid at Hawai'i, 41-18

Tyrie Adams accounts for 377 yards of total offense in loss

08/16/2017

Catamount Football Fall Report #7: August 16, 2017

WCU holds second scrimmage session of preseason

08/09/2017

Catamount Football Fall Report #5: August 9, 2017

Squad holds ninth preseason practice on Wednesday morning

08/03/2017

Catamount Football Fall Report #2: August 3, 2017

Team practiced in shoulder pads for the first time Thursday

09/16/2017

Catamount Football Wins at Gardner-Webb

Western Carolina football snapped a seven-game road losing skid with a 42-27 win at Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

2017 (Sophomore): Selected to the preseason third team All-Southern Conference by College Sports Madness.

2016 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games as an offensive reserve and on special teams ... Rushed 44 times for 155 yards and four touchdowns ... Carried the ball a career-high eight times twice against both Chattanooga (Oct. 28) and at Furman (Nov. 12), recording a career-best 42 rushing yards ... Caught one pass out of the backfield at Furman (Nov. 12) for 24 yards ... Scored two rushing touchdowns against SEC-foe, South Carolina (Nov. 19) ... Added five kick returns for 98 yards with a pair of punt returns ... Finished with 282 all-purpose yards on the year ... Was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team as a return specialist ... Made the transition to wide receiver during spring practice, but did not see action in the annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Rushed for 2,431 yards as a senior on just 237 carries, averaging an astounding 10.3 yards per carry in helping lead Dudley HS to a 13-2 record and berth in the 4-A west regional final ... Scored 27 rushing touchdowns ... Made 40 receptions for 771 yards and seven TDs, averaging 19.3 yards per reception ... As a junior, rushed for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Listed as a three-star athlete by 247sports.com ... High school coach was Steve Davis.

Personal: Full name is Connell Jamale Young Jr. ... Is the son of Connell Sr. and Likishen Young ... Has a younger sister, Nisha.

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