Lou Young III
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-09) October 9, 1991 (age 28)
Washington, D.C.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Our Lady of Good Counsel
(Olney, Maryland)
College:Georgia Tech
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2014)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Quarterback sacks:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Lou Young III (born October 19, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

On May 12, 2014, Young was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos. On August 30, 2014, he was released by the Broncos.

Baltimore RavensEdit

On September 15, 2014, the Baltimore Ravens signed Young to their practice squad. On October 9, 2014, his practice squad contract was terminated by the Ravens.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On October 21, 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Young to their practice squad. On November 11, 2014, he was released by the Jaguars.

Carolina PanthersEdit

On November 24, 2014, the Carolina Panthers signed Young to their practice squad. On January 13, 2015, he was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Panthers. On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Panthers.[1] On September 7, 2015, Young was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[2] He was promoted to the active roster on January 5, 2016.[3]

On February 7, 2016, Young's Panthers played in Super Bowl 50. He was inactive for the game as the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[4][5]

On September 3, 2016, Young was waived by the Panthers as part of final roster cuts.[6] He was signed to the practice squad on October 12, 2016.[7] He was promoted to the active roster on October 15, 2016.[8] He was released on October 17, 2016.[9] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 3, 2016.[10] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 25, 2016.[11]

On May 2, 2017, Young was waived by the Panthers.[12]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On June 7, 2017, Young was signed by the Washington Redskins.[13] He was waived/injured by the Redskins on July 29, 2017, and placed on injured reserve.[14] He was waived with an injury settlement on August 3, 2017.[15]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On February 12, 2018, Young was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[16] On August 15, 2018, Young was waived by the Cardinals.[17]

Atlanta LegendsEdit

Young joined the Alliance of American Football's Atlanta Legends, but failed to make the final roster.[18]


  1. Henson, Max (September 5, 2015). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. "WR Bersin among 10 set to join practice squad". September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  3. Henson, Max (January 5, 2016). "Panthers sign CB Lou Young to active roster". Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  4. "Super Bowl 50 – Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers – February 7th, 2016". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  5. Jones, Jonathan (February 7, 2016). "No surprises among Carolina Panthers inactives for Super Bowl 50". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  6. Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53".
  7. "Panthers make practice squad move". October 12, 2016.
  8. "Panthers promote CB Lou Young". October 15, 2016.
  9. "Panthers claim TE Chris Manhertz". October 17, 2016.
  10. "Panthers Sign CB Lou Young To Practice Squad, Cut LB Brian Blechen". November 3, 2016.
  11. "Michael Oher placed on injured reserve". November 25, 2016.
  12. Henson, Max (May 2, 2017). "Panthers waive Tre Boston and four others".
  13. "6/7: Redskins Make Roster Moves". June 7, 2017.
  14. Czarda, Stephen (July 29, 2017). "Redskins Sign Defensive Back Jeremiah McKinnon".
  15. "Lou Young: Waived with injury settlement". August 3, 2017.
  16. "Cardinals sign CB Lou Young to one-year contract" (in en). February 12, 2018.
  17. "Cardinals' Lou Young: Waived by Cardinals". August 15, 2018.
  18. "Atlanta Legends Set Final Roster for 2019 Inaugural Season Under Head Coach Kevin Coyle". Our Sports Central. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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