|YOUNG'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Eric Darrell Young
Born: Nov. 22, 1983
Coach at Union High School: Mike Anthony
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 33/23
b><2007 - Games/Starts: 8/8 ... Compiled streak of 21 consecutive starts before suffering season-ending injury to quadriceps muscle against South Carolina ... Still Named All-SEC second team by Associated Press ... Part of Tennessee offensive line unit that allowed only four sacks this season against 491 pass attempts ... Helped Vols offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver.
2006 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Started all 13 games at right tackle after making two starts in the middle of 2005 ... Part of offensive line unit that allowed only 19 sacks -- third-fewest in the league -- against 415 pass attempts -- second-most in the league.
2005 - Games/Starts: 9/2 ... Played nine games, including last six in succession ... Made first career start when Vols traveled to LSU ... Added second consecutive start at left tackle position during win over Mississippi.
2004 - Games/Starts: 3/0 ... Appeared in three games, including Cotton Bowl vs. Texas A&M ... Also played against Louisiana Tech and South Carolina.
2003 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - All-America by Parade, SuperPrep, CNNSI.com/TheInsiders.com ... Selected as nation's No. 6 offensive line prospect by SuperPrep ... Named first team on CNNSI.com/BorderWars.com All-South Team ... Named first-team offense member of Fox Sports Net All-South Team ... Ranked nation's No. 3 offensive line prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Starter in 2002 Shrine Bowl at offensive tackle ... Two-time All-State selection ... Had 33 pancake blocks as senior and 183 during career ... Garnered All-Region, All-Area and MVP Lineman honors as junior ... Ran 4.8 40-yard dash ... Described by coach as extremely athletic for his position and size ... As junior, won state high school shot put competition with toss of 54-6.