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Albert Young
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Albert Young

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moorestown, NJ

High School:
Moorestown HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 209

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
02/25/1985

09/15/2014

Game Notes: Iowa at Pitt

Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU

11/18/2006

Football at Minnesota

Iowa vs. Minnesota - November 18, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

10/28/2006

Iowa vs. Northern Illinois

Iowa vs. Northern Illinois

Hawk-Item - - Career rushing totals include 660 attempts for 3,173 yards and 23 touchdowns . . . ranks third in career rushing yards and is just third Iowa player to surpass 3,000 yards . . . collected 79 career pass receptions for 705 yards and two touchdowns . . . had 14 career KO returns for 245 yards . . . career all-purpose totals include 751 plays for 4,123 yards . . . ranks 12th in career scoring with 150 points . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (80.7) for all games and sixth (80.5) for league games only . . . surpassed 100 rushing yards in 12 career games, including seven straight games, an Iowa record, in 2005 . . . in 2005 became just the fourth Iowa sophomore and 11th Iowa player ever to surpass 1,000 yards in a season . . . 38 rushing attempts at Northwestern in 2005 ranks as fourth highest single-game total at Iowa and his 202 rushing yards in that game ties as ninth best single-game total . . . one of five seniors named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . one of three juniors selected to 2006 Leadership Group.

2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Hayden Fry Award, offense . . . 2007 - - - - Listed as first team running back following spring practice . . . started at running back in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . rushed 23 times for 144 yards and one touchdown vs. Northern Illinois, getting Iowa's first score of the season on a seven-yard run . . . also had one pass reception for five yards . . . started at running back in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . rushed 11 times for 25 yards vs. Syracuse . . . three receptions for 48 yards vs. Syracuse, including 36-yard scoring reception . . . started at running back in loss at Iowa State . . . rushed for 60 yards on 14 attempts at Iowa State . . . started at running back in loss at Wisconsin . . . rushed 10 times for 33 yards at Wisconsin and had two pass receptions for 15 yards . . . started at running back in loss to Indiana as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . rushed 15 times for 94 yards and gained 44 yards on three pass receptions vs. Indiana . . . started at running back in loss at Penn State . . . rushed 13 times for 44 yards at Penn State and had three pass receptions for 10 yards . . . started at running back in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as offense rushed for 141 yards and gained 323 yards total offense . . . rushed 25 times for 99 yards vs. Illinois, including last two attempts for 11 yards when Iowa needed a first down to seal the victory . . . also gained 25 yards on four pass receptions . . . started at running back in loss at Purdue . . . rushed seven times for 44 yards in first half and had two receptions for five yards, but had no statistics in second half after injury . . . started at running back in double OT win over Michigan State as offense gained 230 rushing yards . . . rushed 34 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns vs. MSU, a rushing total that ranks 21st best in Iowa history for a single game . . . touchdowns vs. MSU came on third period runs of 26 and three yards as he led Iowa back from 17-3 halftime deficit . . . started at running back in win at Northwestern as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . rushed 16 times for 59 yards and one touchdown at Northwestern and had two pass receptions for eight yards . . . scored on a 16-yard run in the third period to tie the score at 14-14 . . . started at running back in win over Minnesota . . . rushed 21 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns against Minnesota, with scoring runs covering one and 12 yards . . . 12-yard run gave Iowa a 21-7 advantage late in the second period . . . started at running back in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense . . . rushed 17 times for 95 yards in loss to Western Michigan, with long run of 24 yards . . . also had three pass receptions for 52 yards.

2006 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, offense.

2006 Pre-season Honors - - Named pre-season honorable mention all-America by Street & Smith's . . . pre-season first team all-Big Ten by Street & Smith's and CollegeFootballNews.com . . . pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Lindy's and Athlon Sports . . . named seventh best running back in the nation by The Sporting News . . . named eighth best overall player in the Big Ten Conference by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . named to pre-season watch list for the Doak Walker Award and the Maxwell Award . . . 2006 - - Led team in rushing attempts (178), rushing yards (779) touchdowns (seven) and all-purpose yards (1,004), while ranking fourth in receptions (30) and fifth in receiving yards (225) . . . listed as first team running back following spring practice . . . started at running back in opening win over Montana . . . rushed 19 times for 93 yards and one score, with no negative yards . . . also had four receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown . . . scored first touchdown on a five-yard reception and added a five-yard TD run in the fourth period . . . started at running back in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . rushed 18 times for 73 yards and one touchdown, a one-yard run in the second overtime to lift Iowa to the 20-13 win . . . also had three pass receptions for 29 yards and recorded one solo tackle . . . started at running back in win over Iowa State . . . rushed 18 times for 57 yards vs. Iowa State and also had five receptions for 28 yards . . . started at running back in win at Illinois . . . led rushing attack with 57 yards on 14 carries and scored Iowa's second touchdown on a six-yard run . . . also had six receptions for 40 yards . . . started at running back in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . rushed 11 times for 48 yards and one touchdown and had one reception for six yards . . . touchdown came on 15-yard run in second quarter to cut deficit to 14-10, scoring the first rushing touchdown allowed by OSU in five games . . . did not see action in win over Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana due to injury . . . returned to action in loss at Michigan, but did not start and saw limited action . . . nine rushing attempts for 17 yards vs. Michigan, along with three pass receptions for 24 yards . . . started at running back in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . rushed 25 times for 124 yards and one touchdown vs. Northern Illinois, surpassing the century mark for the first time this season and ninth time in his career . . . also had three receptions for 23 yards . . . rushed seven yards for first touchdown of the game in Iowa's 24-14 win . . . started at running back in loss to Northwestern . . . rushed 18 times for 72 yards vs. Northwestern and had two receptions for five yards . . . started at running back in loss to Wisconsin . . . rushed for 41 yards on eight attempts vs. Wisconsin and had two pass receptions for nine yards . . . started at running back in loss at Minnesota as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . rushed 25 times for 133 yards and one touchdown vs. Minnesota, along with one reception for six yards . . . scoring play came on a one-yard run . . . started at running back vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl . . . rushed 13 times for 64 yards and one touchdown vs. Texas . . . scored first points of the game vs. Texas on a one-yard run to cap Iowa's opening drive of the game.

2005 Honors - - One of 10 semi-finalists for the Doak Walker Award . . . co-Most Valuable Player . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . second team all-Big Ten by league media . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . 2005 - - for all games, ranked fourth in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (111.2) and 17th in the nation . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 18th in the nation in all-purpose yards (146.7) . . . rushed 249 times for 1,334 yards and eight TDs for the season . . . led Big Ten Conference in rushing in 2005 with 125.2 yards per game average in league play, becoming first Hawkeye to lead the Big Ten Conference in rushing since Dennis Mosley in 1979 . . . season totals include 249 rushing attempts for 1,334 yards and eight TDs . . . 1,334 yards in 2005 ranks as fourth-best single-season total at Iowa . . . also had 24 receptions for 244 yards and averaged 15.2 yards on 12 kickoff returns . . . saw action in opening win over Ball State, rushing five times for 61 yards and a touchdown . . . had long run of 31 yards and scoring run of two yards . . . started at running back at Iowa State for first career start . . . rushed 18 times for career-best 140 yards at ISU, surpassing 100 yards for first time in career . . . had career-best 36-yard run . . . started at running back in win over Northern Iowa . . . rushed 13 times for 97 yards and two scores vs. UNI, scoring on runs of 10 and one yard . . . started at running back at Ohio State . . . rushed 10 times for 25 yards at OSU and had four pass receptions for 19 yards . . . started at running back in win over Illinois as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . rushed 13 times for 102 yards vs. Illinois, surpassing 100 yards for the second time in five games . . . also had four receptions for 51 yards before leaving game early in the third quarter . . . started at running back in win at Purdue . . . rushed 36 times for 165 yards in win at Purdue, reaching career-highs in attempts and yards . . . also had 35 yards on two pass receptions and 17 yards on three KO returns, giving him a season-best 217 all-purpose yards . . . started at running back in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . rushed 26 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns vs. Hoosiers, including scoring runs of 31 and 26 yards . . . also had two pass receptions for 63 yards, including a career-long 51-yard effort, and gained 14 yards on one kickoff return . . . started at running back vs. Michigan . . . rushed 30 times for 153 yards vs. Wolverines, had four pass receptions for 17 yards and gained 18 yards on one KO return for 188 all-purpose yards . . . started at running back at Northwestern . . . reached career-highs in rushing attempts (38), rushing yards (202), KO return yards (70) and all-purpose yards (274) at Northwestern . . . scored two touchdowns for the third time this season vs. the Wildcats, scoring on runs of 12 and 21 yards . . . started at running back in win at Wisconsin at offense gained 390 yards total offense . . . had 26 rushing attempts for 127 yards vs. Badgers, along with 45 yards on four pass receptions and 41 yards on two KO returns . . . started at running back in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . rushed 21 times for 103 yards and one touchdown vs. Gophers, surpassing 100 rushing yards for seventh straight game, raising season total to 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns . . . started at running back in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, rushing 13 times for 34 yards . . . also gained 12 yards on three pass receptions.

2004 Honors - - One of two redshirt freshmen selected to 2004 Leadership Council . . . 2004 - - saw action in opening win over Kent State, rushing 23 times for 87 yards and a touchdown . . . scored on a one-yard run and also had two pass receptions for 22 yards . . . saw limited action in win over Iowa State after being injured in the first half . . . rushed four times for five yards, including a one-yard touchdown run on Iowa's first drive of the game . . . had knee surgery following second game and missed the remainder of the season.

2003 - - Redshirted after injury in pre-season camp.

High school honors - - Named New Jersey offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . .SuperPrep All-American... 2002 Tom Lemming Prep Football All-American... rated 160th best player in the country by Tom Lemming... first team all-state honors as a senior... three-time first team all-conference selection... second team all-conference at wide receiver as a freshman... team MVP as a junior and senior... served as team caption as a senior... second-team all-state as a sophomore and honorable mention as a junior . . . Career - - rushed for 2,180 and scored 32 touchdowns senior season . . . finished prep career as the all-time leading rusher in South Jersey (5,411 yards)... first running back in South Jersey to rush for over 2,000 yards in two seasons... rushed for 2007 yards and scored 25 TDs (20 rush, 4 rec., 1 ret.) as a sophomore... rushed for 1,000 yards and scored 23 TDs (17 rush, 5 rec., 1 ret.) as a junior despite missing three games with a sprained MCL.

Personal - - Born 2/25/85 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Darlene Young and Carson Miller . . . high school coaches were Frank Paris and Russ Horton.

Career Rushing Bests
Attempts: 38 at Northwestern, 11/5/05
Yards: 202 at Northwestern, 11/5/05
TDs: 2, 5 times, last vs. Minnesota, 11/10/07
Long: 36, twice, last vs. Illinois, 10/1/05
100-yard Games:  12, last vs. Michigan State, 10/27/07

Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 6 at Illinois, 9/23/06
Yards: 63 vs. Indiana, 10/15/05
TDs: 1 vs. Montana, 9/2/06
Long: 51 vs. Indiana, 10/15/05

Young's Collegiate Stats

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng.
Freshman 27 92 3.4 2 18
Sophomore 249 1,334 5.4 8 36
Junior 178 779 4.3 7 26
Senior 206 968 4.7 6 29
Career 660 3,173 4.8 23 36
Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng.
Freshman 2 22 11.0 0 16
Sophomore 24 244 10.2 0 51
Junior 30 225 7.5 1 35
Senior 23 212 9.2 1 37
Career 79 705 8.9 2 51
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