Bryce Young
Bryce Young 2021 (cropped).jpg
Young with Alabama in 2021
Alabama Crimson Tide – No. 9
PositionQuarterback
ClassJunior
MajorCommunication Studies
Personal information
Born: (2001-07-25) July 25, 2001 (age 21)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolMater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
Career highlights and awards

Bryce Christopher Young (born July 25, 2001) is an American football quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He holds the record for most passing yards in a single game by an Alabama quarterback (559) and was the recipient of the 2021 Heisman Trophy.

Early life

Young was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2001.[1][2] He later moved to Pasadena, California, where he lived for most of his adolescence.

High school career

Young attended Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and transferred to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, for his last two years of high school football.[3] As a senior, he was the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and California's Gatorade Football Player of the Year after throwing for 4,528 yards and 58 touchdowns.[4][5] He was also the USA Today High School Offensive Player of the Year.[6] During his high school career he passed for 13,520 yards and 152 touchdowns and was a five star recruit ranked the nations #1 quarterback prospect and second overall recruit.[7][8] After originally committing to the University of Southern California (USC) to play football, Young decommitted and decided instead to play at the University of Alabama for Nick Saban.[9][10][11][12]

College career

Freshman year

See also: 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

During his freshman year at Alabama, Young was the backup to junior quarterback Mac Jones throughout the 2020 season. On September 26, 2020, Young made his collegiate debut in the late third quarter against Missouri at Faurot Field. That night, Young went 5-of-8 for 54 passing yards with two rushing yards on four attempts.[13] Young appeared in a total of nine games in 2020, finishing the season with 156 passing yards and one touchdown.[14] He also appeared in the final play of the 2021 CFP National Championship, taking a knee with about 15 seconds left to seal Alabama's 52–24 victory over Ohio State.

Sophomore year

On September 4, 2021, Young made his debut as the Crimson Tide's starting quarterback. In a 44–13 win over No. 14 Miami (Florida), he passed for 344 yards and four touchdowns.[15]

On November 20, 2021 against Arkansas, Young threw for 559 yards to break the Alabama school record for passing yards in a game. The previous record was held by Scott Hunter.[16]

Young won the Heisman Trophy following the end of the 2021 season, becoming the first Alabama quarterback to win the award.[17][18]

Statistics

Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
Alabama Crimson Tide
2020 7 0 13 22 59.1 156 7.1 1 0 133.7 9 -23 -2.6 0
2021 15 15 13−2 367 548 67.0 4,872 8.9 47 7 167.4 81 0 0.0 3
2022 9 9 9−2 210 329 63.8 2,644 8.1 24 4 153.3 41 147 3.6 3
Career[19] 31 24 20−4 589 898 65.6 7,692 8.6 72 11 161.6 131 124 0.9 6

Personal life

Young is the son of Craig and Julie Young.[20]

References

  1. ^ Schrader, Scott (July 25, 2019). "Happy 18th Birthday to Bryce Young".
  2. ^ "'20 QB Bryce Young breaks down his final six". June 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cathedral quarterback Bryce Young headed to Mater Dei". January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Football player of the year: Bryce Young of Mater Dei". Los Angeles Times. December 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Mater Dei's Bryce Young earns Gatorade state football player of the year award". December 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019-20 ALL-USA High School Football Offensive Player of the Year: Bryce Young, Mater Dei". December 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide, Quarterback". 247Sports. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  8. ^ "Alabama signee named nation's top HS quarterback". al. December 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Top QB recruit Young flips from USC to Alabama". ESPN.com. September 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "'He's electric': A deeper look at new Alabama QB commit". al. October 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "Who is Alabama getting in Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young?". September 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Alabama QB commit Young not afraid of big expectations". ESPN.com. December 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Alabama at Missouri Box Score, September 26, 2020". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  14. ^ "Bryce Young 2020 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  15. ^ "QB Young sets Bama record in debut with 4 TDs". ESPN.com. September 4, 2021. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  16. ^ "How Scott Hunter reacted to Bryce Young breaking his 52-year-old Alabama record". AL.com. November 21, 2021. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  17. ^ "Bryce Young Wins 2021 Heisman Trophy". MSN.
  18. ^ "High school football: Bryce Young becomes third former Mater Dei quarterback to win Heisman - MaxPreps". MaxPreps.com. December 12, 2021. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  19. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide Football Roster – Bryce Young". rolltide.com. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  20. ^ Grobeck, Joe (September 9, 2021). "Bryce Young's Parents Raised a College Football Superstar". Retrieved October 9, 2021.