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Palomar Comets Football 2009

ANTHONY YOUNG

NO. 21 / CORNERBACK, SO, 5-9, 177; 40 TIME: 4.48

HOMETOWN: Ontario, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Colony (Ontario) (Class of 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name is Anthony Maurice Young II. ... Born June 20, 1989 in Montclair. ... Son of Kristen and Anthony Young. ... Has two brothers (Mark, 18, and Cameron, 14) and two sisters (Kristen, 13, and Brittany, 8).

2009 SEASON: Selected as the 45th best community college football prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, ranking all positions together. ... Also a J.C. Grid-Wire Pre-Season All-American honorable mention selection. ... Being recruited by Oregon, Tulaa, Arizona, Colorado State, Nevada, South Florida, Utah State, UCLA, Arizona State, TCU, Utah, Washington, Kansas and Kansas State. ... Back healthy after a hamstring strain caused him to miss one and one-half of the Comets' four games as of Oct. 2, four games into the season. . ... Has 13 tackles (10 solo), a tackle for a loss, eight pass break-ups, a fumble recovery, and a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown. ... Made a strong season debut in the Comets' 55-0 season-opening victory at Southwestern with five tackles, a fumble recovery and three pass break-ups. ... Contributed four tackles (three solo), a tackle for a loss, three pass break-ups -- and intercepted a pass and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown -- as the Comets beat Victor Valley 24-7 on Sept.12. ...  Saw limited duty as he returned to action on Sept. 26, totaling four solo tackles in less than two quarters of action and breaking up two passes.

2008 SEASON: A second-team All-Southern Conference selection by conference coaches and also was named Defensive Player of the Game in the Golden Empire Bowl as a true freshman. ... Finished the season second on the team in tackles (72) and led the Comets with 54 solo tackles starting at cornerback. ... Also had an interception, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, a blocked kick, a sack, a tackle for a loss and has broken up a team-high 16 passes. ... Had six tackles (four solo) and broke up four passes in season-opening 21-19 victory over Southwestern on Sept. 6. Also intercepted a two-point conversion pass attempt in the fourth quarter, preserving Palomar's two-point margin of victory. ... Came back with five tackles (four solo) and broke up two passes in a 16-0 win over Victor Valley on Sept. 13. ... Had eight tackles (six solo) and broke u two passes as the Comets rolled up San Diego Mesa 37-17 on Sept. 20. ... Had a break-out game in a 47-41 victory over College of the Desert in four overtimes on Sept. 27 in a battle of unbeaten teams -- with 12 tackles (11 solo), an interception, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup. Played a huge role as the Comets handed the Roadrunners their first regular-season loss since 2006. ... Had eight tackles (five solo), a pass break-up, a sack and a tackle for a loss vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4. ... Had three tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass vs. Saddleback on Oct. 11. ... Contributed four solo tackles and broke up a pass to help Palomar rout Santa Ana 38-14 on Oct. 18 in a game in which the Comets led 35-0 at halftime. ... Blocked a kick and had five tackles, four solo, in a 20-7 win over Long Beach City College on Oct. 25. ... Had two tackles, both solo, and forced a fumble against Fullerton on Nov. 1. ... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles in a 41-14 rout of Orange Coast on Nov. 8 as the Comets concluded the regular season. Also broke up a pass against the Pirates. ... Won the Defensive Player of the Game award in the 8-3 Comets' Golden Empire Bowl victory over Cerritos on Nov. 22 at Bakersfield with 11 tackles (six solo), three broken up passes and a key fumble recovery.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: All-Mt. Baldy League selection at Colony High as as senior in 2007 under coach Anthony Rice. ... Second-team All-CIF Southern Section selection. ... Second-team All-San Bernardino County.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Track & Field, Basketball.

ACADEMICS: Business major.

(Updated Oct. 2,  2009)

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