Young, Darrel

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Young, Darrel

Darrel Young

Induction Year: 2022

Category: Football & Pro Sports

Location: Amityville

Former NFL full back with the Washington Redskins, current Director of Player Personnel with the Steelers out of Amityville High School.

At Amityville he earned three varsity letters in football and four in track and basketball; Two-time Team MVP; Three-year captain, All-County and All-League; Two-time First Team All-Long Island; All-State honoree (2004); Collatta Award (2003) for top linebacker in county; All-County track runner; Team MVP (Basketball and Track); Three-year honor roll student; All-County Academic Team for basketball.

At Villanova he was a linebacker. In the 2008 season, 73 total tackles, nine tackles for a loss, two sacks, and three pass breakups on his way to an All-Conference season.

Signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent as a linebacker prospect in 2009 out of Villanova University.

In six NFL seasons in Washington he had more than 600 all purpose yards and 13 touchdowns

.He played in almost every Washington game for those six seasons.

He took his love of the game to the next level where he first worked for the NFL following his playing career and now is a major player in the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He could not attend the induction event because he was working in Pittsburgh, but his parents David and Geneva accepted the honor on his behalf.