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18. Bryant Young

Bryant Young was the Seventh Overall Pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 1994, and the All-American from Notre Dame won the starting Left Defensive Tackle job as a rookie.

 

Young would play for the 49ers for his entire career (1994-2007), and he would start all of his 208 Games in the NFL.  An All-Rookie, Young won a Super Bowl as in his first season, and two seasons later, he was a First Team All-Pro and was a Pro Bowler for the first of what would be four times.

In week 13 of the 1998 season, Young suffered a broken leg that required a metal rod to be inserted.  The Defensive Tackle would come back in 1999, which was the season of his second Pro Bowl, and both the AP and PFWA named him their Comeback Player of the Year.

Over Young's career, he accumulated 89.5 Sacks and 627 Tackles and he was chosen for the 49ers Hall of Fame in 2020.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/24/94.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2007 Season.
  • Games Played: 208
  • Notable Statistics:

    208 Games Started
    12 Forced Fumbles
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    47 Fumble Recovery Yards
    89.5 Quarterback Sacks
    627 Combined Tackles
    519 Solo Tackles
    108 Assisted Tackles
    93 Tackles for Loss*
    117 Approximate Value

    *Tackles for Loss were not a stat until the 1999 Season.

  • Played For: San Francisco 49ers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XXIX)
    First Team All-Pro (1996)
    Second Team All-Pro (1999 & 2001)
    Pro Bowl (1996, 1999, 2001 & 2002)
    AP Comeback Player of the Year (1999)
    PFWA Comeback Player of the Year (1999)
    All-Rookie (1994)

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