Albert Young
No. 34, 39, 41     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-25) February 25, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth: Moorestown, New Jersey
Career information
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2008 2010)
 As coach:
* Colorado (2012–present)
Career highlights and awards
* Led Big Ten in rushing (2005)
Rushing yards     82
Average rushing yards     3.3
Rushing TDs     0
Receptions     2
Receiving yards     11
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at

Albert Young (born February 25, 1985) is a former American football running back who played for two seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played for the Vikings in 2009 and 2010, before agreeing to become an assistant coach for the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team in 2012.

Early yearsEdit

A resident of Moorestown, New Jersey, Young played high school football at Moorestown High School.[1] He remains the all-time leading rusher in South Jersey (5,411 yards) and after originally committing to University of Wisconsin-Madison to play football for Barry Alvarez's Badgers, he decomitted for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2003.

Albert Young was selected by The Philadelphia Inquirer as the top South Jersey offensive player of the past decade.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Young was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad in 2008 and to the active roster prior to the 2009 season. When Chester Taylor left the Vikings to join the Chicago Bears following the 2009 season, Young was promoted to second-string running back.[3] However, during the beginning of 2010 season Young was replaced by Toby Gerhart as the third down back and second-string running back. On December 7, Young was placed on injured reserve.[4] On March 2, 2011, Albert Young was not tendered a contract offer by the Vikings, making him an unrestricted free agent.[5]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On August 23, 2011, Young signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On January 4, 2012, Young was signed to the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers.


  1. Albert Young, Iowa Hawkeyes. Accessed May 25, 2008.
  2. [1] Narducci, Marc (December 15, 2009). "South Jersey's all-decade football team". The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Two-time Inquirer South Jersey players of the year Albert Young of Moorestown and Turk McBride of Woodrow Wilson are the players of the decade on The Inquirer's all-South Jersey all-decade football team."
  3. [2] "Moorestown's Young ready to make his mark with Vikings"
  4. [3] "With Adrian Peterson playing on a sprained ankle, backup Toby Gerhart hurting his hamstring and third-stringer Albert Young injuring his knee in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, the Vikings were thin at running back. They placed Young on injured reserve to make room for Booker."
  5. [4] "Vikings Use RFA Tenders on Sidney Rice, Ray Edwards, Others"

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