• position Offensive Tackle
  • height 6-6
  • Weight 304
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Christian Academy

2021 – r-Freshman

  • Saw action in all 13 games on special teams

2020 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2020)
  • Mid-year enrollee

High School

  • Four-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals
  • Rated the No. 14 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals
  • Ranked the No. 4 player in Kentucky
  • Coached by Stefan Lefors
  • Bill Greene, an analyst for 247Sports said of Young, ‘He’s more of a physical, beat’em up kind of guy than he is an athletic kind of guy. But you also like the fact, when you watch his film, he finishes blocks. He really plays to the whistle, maybe a little bit past the whistle. He’s nasty, super aggressive. I like the program he plays in. He’s used to winning and expects to win, and knows how to pay the price to win.’
  • Helped lead Christian Academy to a 7-5 record in 2019 and an appearance in the Class 3-A District Four final
  • A consensus first-team All-State member
  • Named honorable mention for the 2019 Class of the Commonwealth by the Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Earned second-team All-State by the Associated Press after the 2018 season
  • Picked Kentucky over Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Louisville and others
  • Also a four-year letter winner in track and field, earning All-State honors in the shot put.

Community Cats

  • Volunteered at LexCity Church (2020)
  • Volunteered to pack food for God’s Pantry (2020)
  • Participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Men’s Conference at Southland Christian (2020)


  • Born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Son of Jill and Lawrence Young
  • Has one sister, Sarah
  • Major is pre-management

John Says

  • He chose Kentucky because it was his favorite school growing up
  • His dream job is to own a sandwich shop
  • His hidden talent is sewing
  • When he played football as a kid, he pretended to be Marshawn Lynch
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “pride comes before the fall”
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