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Team

Usama Young
FS #26
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
Age:
28
College:
Kent State
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
26
SCK
2.5
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 255 201 54 5.0 0 25 8 125 -- 44 0 0 4
2013 OAK 12 1 26 20 6 2.5 -- 3 1 26 26 26 0 0 1
2012 CLE 13 11 53 37 16 1.5 -- 7 3 44 14.7 44 0 0 1
2011 CLE 16 8 70 51 19 0.0 -- 1 1 28 28 28 0 0 --
2010 NO 11 3 23 21 2 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 NO 12 1 8 6 2 0.0 -- 1 1 24 24 24 0 0 1
2008 NO 15 2 50 42 8 0.0 -- 8 2 3 1.5 3 0 0 1
2007 NO 14 0 25 24 1 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @IND L 17-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 JAC W 19-9 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @DEN L 21-37 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 WAS L 14-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 SD W 27-17 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 1 26 26 26 0 0 1
6 @KC L 7-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 PIT W 21-18 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 PHI L 20-49 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @NYG L 20-24 8 6 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @HOU W 28-23 3 1 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TEN L 19-23 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @DAL L 24-31 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Selected by New Orleans Saints in third round (66th overall) of 2007 NFL Draft, April 28, 2007…Signed first contract, June 11, 2007…Re-signed by Saints, April 19, 2010…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, July 30, 2011…Placed on injured reserve (thumb), Dec. 26, 2012…Terminated by Browns, April 2, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders as free agent, April 9, 2013.

Selected by New Orleans Saints in third round (66th overall) of 2007 NFL Draft, April 28, 2007…Signed first contract, June 11, 2007…Re-signed by Saints, April 19, 2010…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, July 30, 2011…Placed on injured reserve (thumb), Dec. 26, 2012…Terminated by Browns, April 2, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders as free agent, April 9, 2013.

At a glance

  • First name is pronounced oo-SAHM-uh.
  • A versatile player, has played every position in the secondary during his seven-year NFL career.
  • Earned a Super Bowl ring with Dennis Allen as his position coach in 2009 with the Saints.
  • In 2008, won a “Super Ad” contest among NFL players and appeared in a 60-second Super Bowl XLIII commercial depicting his childhood, when his father, LeRoi, got him a job selling snow cones at FedEx Field during Redskins games.
  • Established the Usama Young Youth Foundation, which serves as a vehicle for building athletic skills and fostering positive academic and social competence through sport, for kids ages 12-15 in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan community.
  • Also founded the “Young’s Youth” season-ticket program, which provided tickets, apparel and food for several organizations.

CAREER: Begins a new chapter with his third NFL team, having signed as an unrestricted free agent…NFL journey has followed a progressively upward slope, including his best season to date, 2012, when he recorded career highs in both starts (11), interceptions (3) and sacks (1.5) for the Browns…One of three Raiders players with Super Bowl rings, joining Matt Flynn (XLV with Green Bay) and Tracy Porter (XLIV with New Orleans)…In addition to his veteran leadership presence, figures to serve as a coach on the field, having played every position in the secondary during his NFL career…Entered the league as the Saints’ third-round selection (66th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft, and played primarily as a slot corner and reserve defensive back over his first five seasons, all with New Orleans...Signed in 2011 with Cleveland, where he played primarily strong safety that season and free safety in 2012.

2013: Veteran safety played in 12 games with one start in first season with the Raiders...Led all Oakland defensive backs with 2.5 sacks...Totaled 26 tackles (20 solo), one interception and two passes defensed...Placed on Injured Reserve with a neck injury on 12/7...(9/8) at Ind.: Saw action on special teams in first game with the Silver and Black...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Recorded a career-high 1.5 sacks...Sacked QB Chad Henne twice in the fourth quarter, with both plays coming on third down...Shared one of his sacks with CB Tracy Porter...(9/23) at Den.: Posted two tackles on special teams...(9/29) vs. Was.: Saw reserve action in the secondary...(10/6) vs. SD: Intercepted QB Philip Rivers on the game’s opening drive, setting up a Raiders touchdown...Credited with two assisted tackles...(10/13) at KC: Saw limited action in the secondary...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Notched two solo tackles...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Played primarily on special teams...(11/10) at NYG: Saw significant action as an additional defensive back...Posted a season-high nine tackles (seven)...Recorded a first-quarter sack of QB Eli Manning, coming on a safety blitz to drop the passer for a 5-yard loss...(11/17) at Hou.: Knocked away Houston’s final pass of the game in the end zone on fourth down, sealing a 28-23 Raider victory...Added three tackles (one)...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Posted three solo tackles...(11/28) at Dal.: Made first start of the season at SS...Recorded four tackles (three) before leaving the game due to a neck injury.

2012: Played in 13 Cleveland games with a career-most 11 starts, 10 at free safety and one at strong safety when T.J. Ward went on injured reserve late in the year…Posted 52 tackles (36 solo), seven passes defensed, one fumble recovery and career highs in both interceptions (3) and sacks (1.5)…Tied for the team lead in interceptions…Went on injured reserve himself (thumb) and missed the season finale…Ironically also missed Cleveland’s Week 13 win at Oakland (concussion), his future team…(9/9) vs. Phi.: Inactive for the season-opener with a thigh injury…(9/27) at Bal.: With Cleveland trailing, 16-10, in the third quarter, sacked Joe Flacco at the Browns’ 24-yard line, three plays before the Ravens missed a field goal…The sack was his first since 10/3/10 at Carolina…(10/7) at NYG: Intercepted Eli Manning in the fourth quarter, returning the takeaway 44 yards to the Giants’ 27…Also matched his career high with 10 tackles…(10/14) vs. Cin.: Sealed a 34-24 win by intercepting Andy Dalton in the end zone on the Bengals’ final snap…(10/28) vs. SD: Broke up two Philip Rivers passes, one to force a punt, and another to prevent a potential Malcom Floyd score, both in the second quarter, as Cleveland gave up 148 net passing yards and no touchdowns in a 7-6 triumph…(11/18) at Dal.: With Cleveland up 13-0, combined with future Raiders teammate Kaluka Maiava to sack Tony Romo and help hold Dallas to a field goal…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Sustained a knee injury the previous week that kept him out of the starting lineup, but still broke up a pass and notched his first career recovery, scooping up a Rashard Mendenhall fumble near midfield to set up a field goal; the takeaway was the first of eight for Cleveland in a 20-14 win…Left early in the third quarter with a concussion after tackling Heath Miller…(12/23) at Den.: Replaced Ward (knee) in the lineup at strong safety, his first start at the position since the 2011 season finale, and picked off Petyon Manning in the end zone to keep Denver off the board in a 14-3 game just before halftime…Sustained a thumb injury that placed him on injured reserve three days later.

2011: Saw action in all 16 games and started seven, all in succession at strong safety over the final seven contests…In his first season with the Browns, helped Cleveland’s pass defense rank second in the NFL, the team’s highest finish since 1962…Recorded 66 tackles (47 solo), an interception and a pass defensed, as well as five stops on special teams…(9/18) at Ind.: On the first play of the fourth quarter, intercepted Kerry Collins, and his 28-yard return to set up a FG that gave Cleveland a 17-12 advantage in an eventual win…(11/20) vs. Jac.: Racked up 10 tackles, at the time a career best, in a Browns victory.

2010: In his last season with the Saints, started three games and played in 11; also played in the NFC Wild Card contest at Seattle…Recorded 16 tackles, one sack and 12 stops on coverage units…Was inactive over the regular season’s final four contests…(9/26) vs. Atl.: Inactive with a quadricep strain…(10/3) at Car.: In a tie game, dropped Jimmy Clausen on third-and-4 to force a second quarter punt, his first NFL sack…(10/24) vs. Cle.: Started as a cornerback…(10/31) vs. Pit.: Started at free safety…(11/21) vs. Sea.: Started at free safety in a 34-19 win and recorded a career-best three passes defensed, one of which forced Seattle to settle for a first-quarter FG.

2009: Saw action in 12 games with one start, helping New Orleans capture a Super Bowl XLIV championship… Had nine regular-season tackles (seven solo) and one interception on defense, along with six stops and a fumble recovery on special teams… Appeared in all three postseason games, recording two tackles and tying for the team lead with four special-teams tackles…(11/15) at StL: In his season’s only start, opened at free safety and picked off Marc Bulger in the end zone, halting a first-quarter drive; posted four tackles in a 28-23 win…(12/6) at Was.: Late in the first half, with New Orleans trailing 17-10, recovered a punt-return muffed by Washington’s Kevin Barnes, to set up a game-tying touchdown in an eventual 33-30 win…(2/7/10) vs. Ind.: Posted a pair of special-teams stops in the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV triumph in Miami, over the Colts.

2008: Played in 15 games and started two for the Saints…A special-teams ace, ranked second on the team with 19 coverage stops, adding a fumble recovery…On defense, had 27 tackles and two interceptions…(10/26) vs. SD: In the second quarter of a 37-32 win, set up a touchdown by recovering Darren Sproles’ muffed punt return…(11/16) at KC: Late in the fourth quarter, with the Saints up 30-20 and just over two minutes left, picked off Tyler Thigpen on KC’s final play to preserve a win…(12/11) at Chi.: Opened at cornerback in his first NFL start…(12/21) at Det.: Started as an extra defensive back and intercepted Dan Orlovsky, jumping a Calvin Johnson route at the Saints’ 19, on the last play of the first half, preserving a 28-7 advantage.

2007: Saw action in 14 games as a Saints rookie, primarily as a reserve DB and on special teams…Recorded a team-best 20 special-teams stops, in addition to 10 tackles from scrimmage…(9/6) at Ind.: Made his NFL debut in the season-opener, with two special-teams tackles.

COLLEGE: A four-year letterman (2003-06) at Kent State, started 37 of 45 games played… Finished with 198 tackles (129 solo), nine interceptions, 21 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick… Regarded as Kent State’s top defensive product since the Jack Lambert era in the early 1970s, moved into the lineup as a true freshman and anchored the secondary for four years…A 2006 semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy, the Academic Heisman, which recognizes a player for combined classroom and on-field performance, in addition to community leadership…Garnered second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior, when he had two INTs, three forced fumbles, a blocked punt and a career-best 60 tackles… As a junior, had four tackles for loss and two interceptions…A 10-game starter as a sophomore, picked off three passes…Named honorable-mention Freshman All-America (College Football News) in 2003, when he recovered two fumbles, intercepted two passes and broke up eight others…Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.

PERSONAL: Youngest of four boys…In his younger days, worked at both RFK Stadium and FedEx Field as a lemonade and cotton-candy vendor, and in 2008, won a “Super Ad” contest among NFL players; appeared in a 60-second Super Bowl XLIII commercial depicting his childhood, when his father, LeRoi, got him the job during Redskins games…The actor in the commercial depicting young was the son of Eddie Murphy, Christian…Lettered in football (three years), baseball (three) and track (four) at Largo (Md.) High School, just over three miles from FedEx Field…As a senior with five interceptions, earned second-team big-school all-state accolades (Associated Press), and All-Metro honorable mention…An all-state and two-time all-conference choice, finished with 12 career INTs, and also caught 20 passes on offense…Community involvement: Loves working with children…Established the Usama Young Youth Foundation, which serves as a vehicle for building athletic skills and fostering positive academic and social competence through sport, for kids ages 12-15 in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan community…Also founded the “Young’s Youth” season-ticket program, which provided tickets, apparel and food for several organizations…Was very active in the Cleveland and New Orleans communities, volunteering for numerous school and hospital visits…Married to Gia.

Recent Videos

  • Usama Young is Back

    Posted Mar 19, 2014

    Veteran safety Usama Young returns to the Silver and Black.

  • Rivers intercepted

    (00:00:49:14) Posted Oct 6, 2013

    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has his pass intercepted by Oakland Raiders safety Usama Young and it is returned for 25 yards.

  • Off the Field with Usama Young

    Posted Oct 1, 2013

    Raiders safety Usama Young recently spent some time in the local community speaking to high school students.

  • Off the Field September 10

    Posted Sep 10, 2013

    P Marquette King, S Usama Young and WR Rod Streater helped conduct a Gatorade Junior Training Camp in Oakland.

  • One-On-One with Usama Young

    Posted Aug 13, 2013

    Raiders.com's Jeanette Thompson caught up with safety Usama Young and discussed his return to New Orleans as the Raiders play the Saints this Friday.