LSU Gold
Position
Offensive Guard
Height
6'3
Weight
295 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Ruston, La.
High School
Ruston HS
  • 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Played in 23 games with three starts at center, including the 2003 Cotton Bowl against Texas …
A two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Graduated in May with a degree in kinesiology … Currently working towards a Master’s degree.

SENIOR SEASON (2002)
Played in eight games for the Tigers with three starts, including the Cotton Bowl … Started in place of an injured Ben Wilkerson against The Citadel, Miami (Ohio) and Texas … Played in 260 plays and did not allow a sack … Graded out at over 80 percent in all eight games, including two games with perfect grades.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001)
Valuable backup on the offensive line for the Tigers … Played in 10 games for the Tigers … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000)
Played in two contests for the Tigers – Western Carolina and Kentucky … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1999)
A back-up offensive lineman who saw considerable action mid-way through the season … Played in three games, vs. Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss … Added depth to an injury-laden offensive line … Proved to be a durable and effective lineman when called upon.

HIGH SCHOOL
The Advocate Super Dozen Honorable Mention… Good balance and technique … A probable guard for the Tigers… Benches over 300 pounds and squats over 450 pounds … A top-notch student with a 3.45 GPA … Coached in high school by Joey Pender.

PERSONAL
Full name is John Curtis Young … Born on July 9, 1980, in Ruston, La. … Parents are Curtis and Lucille Young … Has one brother, Gregory .

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