Earned medical redshirt.
Played in 13 games in 2005 and compiled a batting average of .286 along with two RBI...made just two appearances on the mound.
AT NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS
Coached by Kevin Darwin...helped lead his team to conference championships in 2002 and 2003...was an All-Conference pick in 2003 as as third baseman...attended the JUCO All-Star Game as a pitcher and third baseman...hit. 311 in 2004 with 32 RBI and four home runs.
Played football, baseball and track at Class 5A Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas...coached by Rick Hayes...was an All-District selection both his junior and senior years...named to the All-Permian Basin team his senior season...tallied a .420 career batting average.
Born on Dec. 26, 1983 in Odessa, Texas...son of Ricky and Kathy Young...his father is a chemical engineer and a gradute of UTEP and The University of Texas-Permian Basin...mother Kathy is a graduate of Odessa College and is a high school secretary...has two older brothers Joseph (27), Ricky (25) and one younger brother, Stephen (18)...father played baseball at UTEP while his brother Joseph played at McMurry...enjoys playing baseball, swimming and lifting weights...majoring in business management.