D. J. Young
No. 58     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-26) January 26, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Lansing, Michigan
Career information
College: Michigan State
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2011)
Career highlights and awards

Curtis Duane Young Jr.[1] (born January 26, 1988)[2] is an American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Michigan State.

Early yearsEdit

He attended J. W. Sexton High School in Lansing, Michigan.[1] He was selected to play in the 2006 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.[1] He was named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team in his senior season at high school.[1] He also was selected as the Big Red's Defensive Player of the Year also in his senior season.[1]

College careerEdit

He spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Bowling Green.[1] He transfer to Lansing Community College prior to the 2008 season.[1] He spent his Junior and senior season at Michigan State.[1] He was named Lineman of the Week vs. Northwestern during his junior season.[1] In his Senior season, he was selected to the second-team All-Big Ten.[3] He was selected to the second-team All-Big Ten by and Phil Steele.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On July 26, 2011, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.[4][5] On September 2, 2011, he was released.[6] On September 5, he re-signed with the team to join the practice squad.[7][8] On December 28, 2011, he was promoted to the active roster.[9] On August 31, 2012, he was released on the day of final roster cuts.[10]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On September 11, 2012, he signed with the Cleveland Browns to join the practice squad.[11][12]

New York JetsEdit

Young was signed by the New York Jets on January 17, 2013 to a reserve/future contract.[13] He was waived on April 30, 2013.[14]

St. Louis RamsEdit

On August 12, 2013, Young was signed by the St. Louis Rams.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Duane Young and Angela Anderson.[1] His father was a tight end of the National Football League, where he played six seasons.[1] He played for two teams in his NFL career, the San Diego Chargers (1991–1995) and the Buffalo Bills (1998).[12]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 "Michigan State Spartans Profile".
  2. "D.J. Young Pro Football Reference".
  3. "The 2010 All-Big Ten teams, award winners". Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  4. "2011 Undrafted Free Agent Destinations". Archived from the original on December 2, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  5. "D.J. Young". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  6. "Arizona Cardinals make cuts to 53-man roster". Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  7. "Cards cut Talley for Taylor, plus practice squad". Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  8. "Practice squad tracker". Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  9. "Cardinals add OT Young". Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  10. "Cardinals announce final cuts". Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  11. "Scott Fujita expected to play Sunday; Browns add lineman to practice squad". Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Browns Add Fujita to Active Roster; Sign D.J. Young to Practice Squad". Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  13. Martin, Kimberley A. (17 January 2013). "Jets sign OT Young to future/reserve contract". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  14. "Transactions". New York Jets. 30 April 2013. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  15. Wagoner, Nick (August 12, 2013). "Jeff Fisher says Bernie Kosar issue 'dead'". Retrieved August 13, 2013.

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