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159. Bryant Young

Arriving late in the San Francisco 49ers era of dominance, Bryant Young came from Notre Dame to be the 7th overall pick of 1994 and won a Super Bowl Champion that year.  The All-Rookie Selection would never earn another Super Bowl ring, but his individual play continued to rise.  Young would be named a First Team All-Pro in 1996, which coincided with his first of four Pro Bowls, the other three coming in 1999, 2001 and 2001.  The Defensive Tackle would play his entire career with the Niners, appearing in over 200 Games, recording 89.5 Sacks, and was named to the Second Team 90's All-Decade Team.  

After he retired, it took years before San Francisco fans could imagine their defense without Bryant Young in it.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2013
  • Position: Defensive End, Defensive Tackle
  • Played For: San Francisco 49ers
  • College: Notre Dame
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 7th Overall in 1994
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1) (1996)
    Second Team All-Pro (2) (1998 & 1999)
    Pro Bowl (4) (1996, 1999, 2001 & 2002)
    AP Comeback Player of the Year (1999)
    All-Rookie (1994)
    Super Bowl Champion (San Francisco 49ers XXIX)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1996)
    Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Return Yards (1) (1996)
    Top Ten Finishes: Tackles for Loss (2) (1999 & 2000)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 51. Tackles for Loss: 93
    53. Quarterback Sacks: 89.5
    66. Games Started: 208
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: 2020

Should Bryant Young be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 83.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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