Young earns NFC Defensive Player of the week
By Rams Nation's Site Staff
Young tied an NFL record, shared with 15 others, as he recovered three fumbles
against Baltimore last week. The UTEP product added a career-high 11 tackles
(five solo), adding one sack, one QB pressure, and one forced fumble. His sack
of QB Chris Redman for a seven-yard loss with 4:24 left in the game, forced
a punt on the next play, which led to a 27-yard field goal to end the game by
K Jeff Wilkins.
Young's previous career-high was a 10-tackle game earlier this season against
San Francisco 9/14. Young, in his fourth-year in the NFL, already has five fumble
recoveries this season, which ties the franchise record with four other players
for recoveries in a season, as the last player to do this was Johnnie Johnson
in 1981. He also leads the league in this category.
For the season, Young has collected 49 tackles (19 solo) with one sack, three
tackles for loss, five QB pressures, two forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries.
The award is Young's first such honor of his career, and the Rams' first NFC
Defensive Player of the Week honors since DE Grant Wistrom earned the honor
in Week 14 of the 2001 season. K Jeff Wilkins earned NFC Special Teams Player
of the Month honors for September, while WR Torry Holt earned NFC Offensive
Player of the Month honors for October.