USF Football BIO
7 Matthew Young
2013 (FRESHMAN): Backup signal-caller who proved to be effective when given an opportunity... played in seven of eleven games...completed 53.2 percent of his passes (33-for-62) for 417 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions... also rushed 35 times for 105 yards and one score...averaged 3.0 yards per rush and recorded a 113.92 pass efficiency…completed 3-of-4 passes for 25 yards in limited duty against Minnesota Duluth…completed 2-of-4 passes for 17 yards against Northern State…also rushed four times for 35 yards in the win over the Wolves…limited to nine rushing yards on two attempts at U-Mary…worked in relief in the win against Minnesota Crookston, completing 6-of-9 passes for 58 yards…also scored his first-career touchdown on a five-yard run…got in for just three plays in the loss at Upper Iowa but made that a productive outing, as he went 2-for-2 and connected with Wes Smith on a 78-yard pass before notching his first career passing TD with a 3-yard strike to Erik Albeck…saw significant time under center during the Cougars’ home finale against No. 1 Minnesota State, where he completed 18-of-38 passes for 225 yards with one touchdown and one interception…he also picked up 37 yards on 17 attempts including a career-long 17-yard scamper against the Mavericks…went 2-for-5 for 11 yards with one pick in the season finale at Wayne State.   

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Desert Vista...three-year letterwinner for Thunder football and track and field...guided Desert Vista to 2011 state crown and the 2012 state quarterfinals...the two-way standout earned all-state HM nods as a DB in 2011 and recognition at QB in 2012...team captain...recipient of Desert Vista Character Player of the Year and school's Outstanding Sprinter award...racked up 1,575 passing yards (14 TD), 360 rushing yards (1 TD) and 45 receiving yards during career...averaged 36 yards per punt return and 23 per kick  return...maintained a 3.7 GPA...FCA Vice President (2011-13).

PERSONAL: Son of Dave and Georgina Young...born July 27, 1994...grandson of former USF head football coach, all-time victories leader and NAIA Hall of Famer Bob Young...has one sister, Andrea...major undecided...involved in Act of Kindness program...favorite athlete is Michael Vick...in 8th grade Matt was the QB for the West All-Stars in the Under Armour Youth All-Star game in Orlando, Fla.

Position: Quarterback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 187
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista
Graduating Year: 2013
Major: Undecided
Experience: 1 Letter