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Malek Young
Player Profile:
Malek Young 2837044
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Coconut Creek

2016 (True Freshman): Saw action in 12 games and emerged as starting cornerback late in season, starting final four games...Finished with 23 tackles (17 solo) and one interception...Saw action in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and recorded one solo tackle...Saw action against FAU (Sept. 10) on special teams...Recorded two solo tackles in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)...Saw action on special teams in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)...Competed against Florida State (Oct. 8)...Had one tackle against North Carolina (Oct. 15)...Saw action at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) and at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)...Totaled career-high six tackles (three solo) in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)...Made first career start and totaled three tackles in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)...Matched career high with six tackles (five solo) and recorded first interception of career vs. NC State (Nov. 19)...Interception was recorded in end zone and ended lengthy Wolfpack drive...Started and totaled four tackles (three solo) in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)...Started against West Virginia (Dec. 28) in Russell Athletic Bowl victory.

High School: Consensus three-star cornerback prospect by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout...Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Ranked as No. 34 cornerback prospect nationwide by ESPN and Rivals…Had 35 tackles and four tackles for loss in final season at Coconut Creek…Added 35 passes for 684 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015…Totaled seven return touchdowns during junior year…Had four kickoff return TDs and three punt return TDs…Chose Miami over Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Florida State, among others.

 YOUNG CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON G-GS UT AT TT TFL YDS SACK YDS FF FR PBU INT YDS
2016 12-4 17 6 23 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CAREER 12-4 17 6 23 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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