2019: Projected starter at the Rover safety position ... in 11 career games (3 starts), has 39 tackles, 3.5 TFL and 1.0 sack ... owns 2+ tackles in five games including a career-high 15 stops against Wake Forest in 2018 ... registered first career sack against Virginia Tech in 2018 ... has played 423 career snaps.
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Played in 11 games with three starts ... did not play against Pittsburgh and Miami ... earned starting assignments in the final three games of the year against Clemson, Wake Forest and Temple ... thrust into a prominent role following a season-ending ankle injury to All-ACC safety Dylan Singleton in week 10 versus North Carolina ... totaled 39 tackles, 3.5 TFL and 1.0 sack ... averaged 9.67 tackles per game over the final three contests of the season ... had 2+ tackles in five games including a season-high 15 stops against Wake Forest in the regular season finale ... recorded 1.0 TFL in three games against N.C. Central, Virginia Tech and Clemson ... logged lone sack against the Hokies ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing defense (4th) and passing efficiency defense (5th) ... on the field for 423 snaps.
2017: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Westside High School for coach Scott Earley ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 87 safety in the nation by 247Sports.com ... as a senior, totaled 63 tackles, two INTs and four fumble recoveries to receive USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina first team and Defensive Player of the Year honors ... also named to the Palmetto Champions All-Star Class 5A Upper State team as voted on by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association ... helped Westside to 10-2 record, 5A Region I championship and a state playoff berth ... in junior campaign, posted 70 tackles and eight INTs as Westside went 11-2, won the region title and reached the state playoffs ... two-time first team all-area pick by The Anderson Independent Mail ... had 54 tackles and four INTs as a sophomore ... chosen to represent South Carolina in the 2016 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... also participated in baseball and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1999 ... majoring in public policy ... son of Lummie and Stacey Young ... cousin, Nicole Owens, graduated from Duke in 1995 and from the Duke University Law School in 1998.