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Rickey Young
Date of birth: (1953-12-07) December 7, 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth: 25px Mobile, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Running Back
College: Jackson State
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 7 / Pick 164
Organizations
 As player:
1975-1977
1978-1983
San Diego Chargers
Minnesota Vikings
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Rickey Young (born December 7, 1953 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former American football running back who played nine seasons in the NFL. Young played college football at Jackson State and was a teammate of Walter Payton. Rickey was drafted in 1975 (7th round, 164th overall pick) by the San Diego Chargers. After playing three years for the Chargers (1975–1977) he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for Ed White (All-Pro guard). In his first season with the Vikings (1978) he led the NFL with 88 receptions.


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