Players

Joe Young
SS #35
Height:
6-0
Weight:
204
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Germantown, MD
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 36 66 39 27 0 0 4 2 0 25 -- 25
2013 IND 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 31 23 8 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 16 34 15 19 0 -- 4 2 0 25 12.5 25
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 36 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0
2013 IND 4 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 4 -- -- -- --
2011 IND 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 36 9 42 4.7 21 0 1 0 4 0
2013 IND 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 16 9 42 4.7 21 0 1 0 4 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 36 35 646 18.5 51 0 11 1 0 1
2013 IND 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 4 68 17 19 0 0 0 0 0
2011 IND 16 31 578 18.6 51 0 11 1 0 1

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 29, 2011.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Played in all 16 games (four starts). Started four games at safety and contributed with 25 tackles (17 solo) and one fumble recovery. Led the team with 16 special teams tackles.
  • In the season opener at Chicago (9/9), participated in the secondary and on special teams. Helped pin two of Pat McAfee’s punts inside the five-yard line.
  • Saw action on special teams against Minnesota (9/16) and led the team with five special teams stops.
  • Made his first start of the season at strong safety and recorded five tackles (three solo) against Tennessee (12/9). Also participated on special teams.
  • Started at strong safety and saw action on special teams at Houston (12/16). Posted six tackles (three solo) and one special teams stop.
  • Made his third start of the season at strong safety and logged seven tackles and one fumble recovery at Kansas City (12/23). The recovery was the first of his career and led to a Colts field goal prior to halftime.
  • Started at strong safety in his first career playoff game and registered two tackles and one forced fumble while adding two special teams stops at Baltimore (1/6/13).

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Saw action in all 16 contests (one start) and totaled 31 tackles (13 solo), two interceptions and four passes defensed. Also contributed with 31 kickoff returns for 578 yards (18.6 avg.) and a long of 51 yards.
  • Made his NFL debut against Houston (9/11) seeing action on special teams and returned one kickoff for 24 yards.
  • Intercepted his first career pass against Pittsburgh (9/25) while totaling two tackles. Also added three kickoff returns for 75 yards (25.0 avg.).
  • Competed at safety at New Orleans (10/23) and recorded five tackles (four solo).
  • Totaled four tackles and one pass defensed while contributing with four kickoff returns for 66 yards and three punt returns for 15 yards at Tennessee (10/30).
  • Made his first career start at New England (12/4) and amassed three tackles while adding one punt return for 21 yards, the longest for the Colts in 2011.
  • Intercepted his second pass of the season at Baltimore (12/11) and notched the longest kickoff return of his career (51 yards).

 

COLLEGE:

  • A three-year starting strong safety and two-year starting kick returner at Rutgers.
  • Competed in a school record 49 straight games and compiled 238 career tackles.
  • As a senior, broke the school record with 948 yards on 38 kickoffs and totaled 84 tackles en route to All-Big East second-team honors.
  • Was named the Big East Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, the first player in conference history to earn both awards in the same week.
  • As a junior, contributed with 35 tackles, one interception, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble.
  • Was an All-America honorable mention choice as a freshman.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. and was the Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Was the third-rated linebacker prospect in Maryland according to Rivals.com.
  • Was a First Team Associated Press All-State selection.
    • Volunteered at a variety of community outreach events surrounding Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
    • A native of Germantown, Md.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 29, 2011.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Played in all 16 games (four starts). Started four games at safety and contributed with 25 tackles (17 solo) and one fumble recovery. Led the team with 16 special teams tackles.
  • In the season opener at Chicago (9/9), participated in the secondary and on special teams. Helped pin two of Pat McAfee’s punts inside the five-yard line.
  • Saw action on special teams against Minnesota (9/16) and led the team with five special teams stops.
  • Made his first start of the season at strong safety and recorded five tackles (three solo) against Tennessee (12/9). Also participated on special teams.
  • Started at strong safety and saw action on special teams at Houston (12/16). Posted six tackles (three solo) and one special teams stop.
  • Made his third start of the season at strong safety and logged seven tackles and one fumble recovery at Kansas City (12/23). The recovery was the first of his career and led to a Colts field goal prior to halftime.
  • Started at strong safety in his first career playoff game and registered two tackles and one forced fumble while adding two special teams stops at Baltimore (1/6/13).

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Saw action in all 16 contests (one start) and totaled 31 tackles (13 solo), two interceptions and four passes defensed. Also contributed with 31 kickoff returns for 578 yards (18.6 avg.) and a long of 51 yards.
  • Made his NFL debut against Houston (9/11) seeing action on special teams and returned one kickoff for 24 yards.
  • Intercepted his first career pass against Pittsburgh (9/25) while totaling two tackles. Also added three kickoff returns for 75 yards (25.0 avg.).
  • Competed at safety at New Orleans (10/23) and recorded five tackles (four solo).
  • Totaled four tackles and one pass defensed while contributing with four kickoff returns for 66 yards and three punt returns for 15 yards at Tennessee (10/30).
  • Made his first career start at New England (12/4) and amassed three tackles while adding one punt return for 21 yards, the longest for the Colts in 2011.
  • Intercepted his second pass of the season at Baltimore (12/11) and notched the longest kickoff return of his career (51 yards).

 

COLLEGE:

  • A three-year starting strong safety and two-year starting kick returner at Rutgers.
  • Competed in a school record 49 straight games and compiled 238 career tackles.
  • As a senior, broke the school record with 948 yards on 38 kickoffs and totaled 84 tackles en route to All-Big East second-team honors.
  • Was named the Big East Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, the first player in conference history to earn both awards in the same week.
  • As a junior, contributed with 35 tackles, one interception, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble.
  • Was an All-America honorable mention choice as a freshman.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. and was the Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Was the third-rated linebacker prospect in Maryland according to Rivals.com.
  • Was a First Team Associated Press All-State selection.
    • Volunteered at a variety of community outreach events surrounding Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
    • A native of Germantown, Md.
 

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