Adrian Young
Young from 1968 USC yearbook
No. 35, 51, 54     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-01-31) January 31, 1946 (age 75)
Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1968 1972)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1967)
Stats at

Matthew Adrian Young Jr. (born January 31, 1946) is a former American football linebacker who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Young played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), and earned All-American honors. The Philadelphia Eagles chose him in the third round of the 1968 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Eagles, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears.

Young was born in Dublin, Ireland. He attended Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, California, and played high school football for the Amat Lancers.[1]

Young enrolled in the University of Southern California, where he played for the USC Trojans football team from 1965 to 1967. Following his 1967 senior season, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.[2]

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round, 68th overall pick, of the 1968 NFL Draft, and he played for the Eagles for five seasons from 1968 to 1972. He played part of the 1972 NFL season for the Detroit Lions, and played his last NFL season for the Chicago Bears in 1973. During his six NFL seasons, he appeared in 52 regular season games, and started 24 of them.

He was also a member of The Hawaiians of the World Football League (WFL) in 1974.


  1. "Adrian Young". Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  2. "Adrian Young". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 18, 2014.

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