Young is perhaps most famous for a play known as "the interception that wasn't." In sudden death overtime of the January 1988 playoff game against the Houston Oilers, Oiler quarterback Warren Moon, passing from his 37 yard line, had his pass batted by Seattle defender Jeff Bryant. The ball was caught by Fredd Young as he "cupped" it under both arms. The officials ruled Young didn't catch it, a call the instant-replay officials upheld. That allowed the Oilers to continue on offense, and eventually win on a field goal.