#48 Gary Young
|HOMETOWN||Crete, Ill. (Crete-Monee HS)|
2012 (Jr): Played in all 11 and started nine games at defensive end... Finished first among defensive linemen and eighth on the team in tackles with 34 (nine solo)... Totaled 6.0 tackles for loss (-19 yards) to finish fifth on the squad... Posted 3.0 sacks (-15), which was good for first among his linemates and third on the Beavers... Added a pass break-up.
Totaled four or more tackles on five occasions... Compiled a season-high six tackles twice, which also tied a career-high... Recorded six tackles (all assisted to establish a career-best), two of which totaled a 1.0 tackle for loss, at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 20)... Posted six tackles (two solo) and a tackle for loss (-2 yards) against MSU Moorhead (Nov. 3)... Recorded a career-high five solo tackles and a sack (-2 yards) at St. Cloud State (Oct. 27)... In the season opener versus Upper Iowa (Aug. 31), tallied four tackles (one solo), a sack that sent the Peacock offense back seven yards and broke up a pass... Totaled four tackles (one solo) and a half sack (-4 yards) at Minnesota State (Sept. 8).
2011 (So): Played all 11 and started four games on the defensive line... Closed the season 10th on the team in tackles with 30 (12 solo)... Compiled seven tackles for loss (-20 yards) to rank third on the team in the category... Added one sack (-6 yards) and two pass break-ups.
Tallied a career-high six tackles in each of the first two games of the season... Made his first collegiate start in the season opener against Minot State (Aug. 25) and totaled six tackles (one solo) with one sack (-6 yards)... Followed the performance with six tackles (two solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) in an overtime victory at No. 16 Augustana (Sept. 10)... Recorded four tackles (two solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) at Northern State (Oct. 29)... Started the final game of the season at Minnesota, Crookston (Nov. 12) and posted four tackles (two solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards).
2010 (Fr): Made three tackles in four games played... Recorded two assisted tackles against Upper Iowa (Oct. 2)... Had one solo tackle at St. Cloud State (Nov. 6).
2009 (RS): Sat out entire season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Named the Times 2008 Defensive Player of the Year... Earned a position on the 2008 Northwest Illinois All-Area Team... Was an all-state nominee out of the SICA South... Captained the team in 2008... 2008 6A Conference champions... Piled up 51 tackles with seven sacks and a fumble recovery... Named special mention by the Amateur Sports Network Chicagoland All-Area Team... Was a cornerstone of a defensive unit that held seven of its nine regular-season opponents to 13 points or less in 2008.
Personal: The son of Roger Polk and Selena Maynie... Born April 18, 1991... A prototype engineer major.
Tackles: 8 vs Concordia-St. Paul (9/14/13); Solo Tackles: 5 at St. Cloud State (10/27/12); Assisted Tackles: 7 vs Concordia-St. Paul (9/14/13); TFL: 1.5, 3x, last at Minnesota, Crookston (11/12/11); Sacks: 1.0, 3x last at St. Cloud State (10/27/12); Interceptions: 1 at Winona State (9/5/13); INT for TD: 1 at Winona State (9/5/13); PBU: 1, 3x, last vs. Upper Iowa (8/31/12); Fumbles forced: 1 vs Concordia-St. Paul (9/14/13).