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      Devrin Young
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Bearden

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 173

Position:
RB

Experience:
3L

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HONORS
2014 - SENIOR
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 4/0
  • Returned to running back as a senior in 2014 after bouncing back and forth between receiver and tailback since arriving in Knoxville
  • Returning punts and kickoffs for Vols in 2014
  • Ranks third in career kickoff return yards with 1,485, next No. 2 Leonard Scott (1,788) and Willie Gault (1,854)
  • Ranks second in career total kick & punt return yards with 1,797, next No. 1 Willie Gault (2,513)
  • In four games in 2014, has 10 kickoff returns for 222 yards and three rushes for 17 yards
  • Three kick return for 79 yards at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
  • Two kick returns for 60 yards at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
  • Two kick returns for 48 yards vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
  • Opened 2014 with two kickoff returns for 35 yards and carried once for six yards vs. Utah State (8/31)
2013 - JUNIOR
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2013 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 7/0
  • Underwent surgery on Sept. 5, 2013 after suffering a broken hand, missed five games from Sept. 7 through Oct. 5 before returning vs. South Carolina (10/19)
  • Moved to wide receiver as a junior in 2013 after playing running back for first two years with the Vols
  • Ranks fourth in career kickoff return yards with 1,263; Next on the list: #3 Corey Larkins (1,307)
  • Ranks fifth in career total kick & punt return yards with 1,575; Next on the list: #4 Stanley Morgan (1,615)
  • Second on team in all-purpose yards in 2013 with 641 (493 kickoff return, 79 receiving, 63 punt return and 6 rushing)
  • Posted 493 kickoff return yards in 2013 on 19 returns for a 25.9 per return average
  • Eight punt returns for 63 yards for 7.9 average in 2013
  • In season finale at Kentucky (11/30), led team with four catches for 66 yards including second-career recieiving touchdown on a 7-yard catch; also had two kickoff returns for 67 yards for 151 all-purpose yards
  • Moved to fourth on career kickoff return yards list with 45 vs. Vanderbilt (11/23)
  • Has 426 kickoff return yards in 2013 on 17 returns for a 25.1 per return average
  • Has six punt returns for 45 yards for 7.5 average in 2013
  • At #10 Missouri (11/2), returned four kickoffs for 91 yards and two punts for 19 yards
  • Career-high 146 kickoff return yards on five returns at #1 Alabama (10/26); His 146 KO return yards were the most by a Vol since David Oku's 149 vs. Ole Miss in 2009
  • Returned to action with 4-yard catch and a kickoff return for 12 yards in win over #11 South Carolina (10/19)
  • All-around debut in 2013 opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31) with 94 all-purpose years (58 on kick returns, 21 in punt returns, nine receiving and six rushing); First-career touchdown on a 9-yard catch in the first quarter; 58-yard kickoff return was second longest of career
2012 - SOPHOMORE
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 10/0
  • Seeing time in tailback role, earned backup spot in preseason camp, also serving as team's primary return man
  • Ranks 10th in career kickoff return yards with 770 in just 19 games; Next on the list are #9 Carl Pickens (777) and #8 Anthony Morgan (862)
  • Compiled 446 all-purpose yards in 2012 (155 punt return, 142 kickoff return, 140 rushing and 9 receiving)
  • Returned one punt for 10 yards in finale vs. Kentucky (11/24)
  • Did not travel to Vanderbilt (11/17) due to personal reasons
  • Returned two kicks for 21 yards vs. Missouri (11/10) in return
  • Carried five times for 21 yards vs. #1 Alabama (10/20)
  • Career-best rushing day with 58 yards on 13 carries at #19 Miss State (10/13)
  • Then career-high 46 rushing yards along with two catches for 11 yards and four punt returns for 46 yards vs. Georgia State (9/8) for total of 103 all-purpose yards
  • Began 2012 with two carries, a catch for four yards and 45 kickoff return yards vs. NC State (8/31)

2011 - FRESHMAN
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts:9/1
  • In nine games, finished third on team in all-purpose yards with 756 and second best on team at 84.0 per game
  • Had 27 kickoff returns for 628 yards along with eight punt returns for 94 yards
  • Averaged 69.8 kickoff return yards per game and 23.3 yards per return (ninth in SEC)
  • Total of 628 kickoff yards, ranked fifth-most in a single-season in UT history
  • Mark of 27 kickoff returns, tied for fourth-most in a single-season in UT history
  • Also has six carries for nine yards and three catches for 25 yards in 2011
  • Finished year with 36 kickoff return yards on two returns at Kentucky (11/26)
  • Had two kickoff returns for 34 yards vs. Vanderbilt (11/19)
  • Returned four kickoffs for 62 yards at #8 Arkansas (11/12)
  • Gained 63 all-purpose yards vs. MTSU (11/5) with 39 on kickoff returns, 19 on punt returns, three rushing and two receiving
  • Returned two kicks for 63 yards vs. #14 So. Carolina (10/29)
  • Second-straight 100-yard kickoff game with exactly 100 yards at #2 Alabama. Also returned a punt for 11 yards, caught a pass for two yards and rushed once for six yards for 119 all-purpose yards
  • Had career-high 135 kickoff return yards vs. #1 LSU (10/15) including career-long 60-yarder, the longest by a Vol since Da'Rick Rogers vs. Kentucky (11/27/10). Also made first-career catch vs. LSU for 21 yards
  • Made debut vs. Buffalo (10/1) to be one of 15 true freshmen to play in 2011 after missing first three games recovering from a broken collarbone
  • In first college game, returned punts and kickoffs and saw time in the slot on offense. Returned first punt for 43 yards and brought back two kickoffs for 51 yards vs. Buffalo (10/1)
  • Punt return of 43 yards vs. Buffalo was longest by a UT player since Dennis Rogan had a 45-yard return in 2007
  • Suffered fractured right collarbone in late July

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Rivals: 3-star (No. 25 overall prospect in Tennessee)
  • Scout: 3-star (No. 118 overall running back)
  • ESPN: 2-star (No. 134 overall running back)
  • Named Class AAA Tennessee Mr. Football Back of the Year
  • Garnered All-State honors in 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Earned ESPN RISE Third Team All-America accolades
  • 2010 District 4-AAA Player of the Year
  • Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Offensive Player of the Year in 2010
  • 2009 District 4-AAA Offensive Back of the Year
  • 2009 Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) Offensive Player of the Year
  • Earned First Team PrepXtra honors in 2009
  • 2008 MaxPreps Second Team Sophomore All-America
  • 2008 TFCA and TSWA All-State
  • 2008 PrepXtra Sophomore of the Year and First Team All-KIL
  • Also earned First Team All-Region honors on offense and defense as a sophomore
  • 2008 All-KIL Offense by News Sentinel

  • Totaled 7,433 all-purpose yards and 83 touchdowns in decorated prep career, while intercepting three passes and compiling 54 tackles on defense
  • Averaged 7.7 yards per carry throughout career...In senior campaign, rushed for 2,271 yards and 32 TDs on 228 carries, while catching 13 passes for 201 yards and four TDs
  • As a junior in 2009, rushed for 1,455 yards with 19 touchdowns in 10 games
  • Also hauled in 19 receptions for 189 yards and a score
  • Ran for 1,366 yards and 17 touchdowns while also catching eight passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2008
  • Factored in special teams, returning 31 punts for 518 yards and two TDs and returning 30 kickoffs for 1,173 yards and six TDs in three years
  • 2010 Football Captain at Bearden
  • Finished second in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 Class AAA Tennessee state track and field meet
  • Coach at Bearden: Brad Taylor
PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Devrin Dominique Young
  • Born: February 2, 1993 in Knoxville
  • Son of Danyel Young
  • Majoring in Recreation & Sport Management

CAREER HIGHS
  • Rushes - 13 at Mississippi State, 10/13/12
  • Rushing Yards - 58 at Mississippi State, 10/13/12
  • Receptions - 4 at Kentucky, 11/30/13
  • Receiving Yards - 66 at Kentucky, 11/30/13
  • Touchdowns - 1 vs. Austin Peay, 8/31/13 & at Kentucky, 11/30/13
  • Punt Return - 2 vs. Georgia, 10/8/11
  • Punt Return Yards - 43 vs. Buffalo, 10/1/11
  • Kickoff Return - 5 vs. LSU, 10/15/11
  • Kickoff Return Yards - 135 vs. LSU, 10/15/11
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