Sept. 28, 2005
Seattle - Wide receiver Chancellor Young has joined the Washington football team as a scholarship player, head coach Tyrone Willingham announced today.
Young, who spent his freshman season in 2004 at Duke University, will not be eligible to play this season due to NCAA transfer rules. Beginning with the 2006 season, he will have three years of eligibility remaining at the UW.
A graduate of O'Dea High School, Young caught two passes as a Blue Devil last season, good for a total of 15 yards.
As a senior at O'Dea, Young was named an All-American by PrepStar magazine and was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl. A wide receiver and safety for the Irish, he recorded 84 tackles and caught 25 passes for 500 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. He was named all-area, all-state and the Metro League's defensive player of the year.
Young is the younger brother of Charles Young, who played football at Stanford under Willingham.
Their father, Charle Young, was a three-year letterman at USC. The elder Young was a first-round draft pick and was named the NFC rookie of the year in 1973, his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles. He went on to play for the Rams, 49ers and Seahawks during a 13-year NFL career.