Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-05-01 16:40:24 –
LEX18 — Landon Young has found a home in the National Football League. Former Kentucky lineman is heading to New Orleans Saints after being selected for the 206th overall pick in the sixth round.
Originally from Kentucky, Young has been one of BBN’s favorites throughout his time in Lexington. The 6’7 offensive tackle has appeared in 49 career games, including 24 consecutive starts on the left tackle. As a senior, Young has consistently delivered awards that include the honors of two SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week. He was also named Pop Warner College Football by Associated Press and college football expert Phil Steele as the second team All-SEC team, Pro Football Focus as the third team All-SEC, and the Associated Press and ESPN as the All-Bowl team. Award.
Former Wildcat impressed the NFL Scouts on Pro Day, serving 34 people on the bench press and all his skill tests. Young’s former teammate, Kash Daniel, is currently an analyst at the UK Sports Network and a contributor to BBN Tonight, acknowledging Young’s “farm strength.” To the success of his pro day.
After playing in all 11 games in 2020, Young scored 89% and did not miss a challenge, leading the “Big Blue Wall” with a total of 56 knockdown blocks. By the end of the season, Young had 163 blocks at the time of the attack. He was also one of the 10 captains of the British football team last season.
Young fostered inspiration and an eternal bond with his former O-line coach, the late John Schlarman. Young wore No. 65 against Vanderbilt last season and honored his coach after Schlarman’s death. He reiterated his influence on his life as well as his football career.
Landon Young won the SEC lineman this week after wearing Schlarman’s jersey number on Saturday, but he says the credits still belong to his coach.
“I wanted the game for him … and still wouldn’t be enough to thank him for everything he had in my life.” pic.twitter.com/H2hGlZK9wA
— BBN Tonight (@BBNTonight) November 17, 2020
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