Named 2010 Second Team Preseason Second Team All-Patriot League by Phil Steele's College Football Preview... a mainstay in the defensive backfield for the Rams in 2009... will anchor the backfield from a safety position in 2010 after playing cornerback last fall... started all eleven games at cornerback... second on team with three interceptions and fourth on team in total tackles... tied school record with three interceptions in one game (Cornell)...made the move from linebacker to strong safety in 2008... rebounded from injury to appear in seven games in 2008 with one start... stepped in and contributed at linebacker as a freshman for the Rams in 2007... appeared in nine games as a rookie... sixth among 2007 linebackers in total tackles... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week once in 2007.
2009: Started all eleven games at cornerback for the Rams as a junior in 2009... recorded 58 total tackles, 43 solo, including four for a loss... also broke up five passes and picked off three... forced two fumbles... intercepted three passes, returning them for a combined 81 yards, and made seven tackles in the win at Cornell... also forced a fumble in the Cornell game... named The Sports Network's National Defensive Player of the Week as well as Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week following the Cornell game... made ten tackles, including eight solo and one for loss, at Lafayette... registered eight stops, four solo and one for loss, against Holy Cross... finished with eight tackles, seven solo and one for loss, at Colgate... notched six stops, four solo, in the Lehigh game... made five tackles in both the Columbia and Old Dominion games... finished with four solo stops, including one for loss, in the win over Bryant.
2008: Appeared in seven games as a sophomore, starting one... Finished the season with 23 total tackles, 15 solo, and added a pass deflection... made seven stops, five solo, and broke up a pass in the season finale at Bucknell... had five tackles, three solo, at Lehigh... finished with three solo tackles in the win over Marist... registered three tackles, one solo, in both the Columbia and Colgate games.
2007: Appeared in 11 games as a freshman, missing the Columbia game with an injury... recorded 34 total tackles, 21 solo, including 7.5 for loss of 35 yards and two sacks... also had two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry... got his collegiate career off on the right foot, making eight total tackles, four solo, including four for a loss of 16 yards in the season-opening win at Rhode Island... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following the Rhode Island game... notched five tackles, one solo, in the NCAA playoff game at Massachusetts... made four tackles, including one sack in the shutout at Marist... had three solo tackles, including one for loss, versus Albany... also had three stops, two solo, including one for loss and forced a fumble against Dayton.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Union High School in Union, New Jersey where he lettered in football and track... a First Team All-County and Second Team All-State selection as a senior... named First Team All-County in 2005... named to the New Jersey Coaches Super 100 Team...made over 100 tackles in both his junior and senior season... won the county championship in the 100m as a senior (10.9)... also took third in the 200m (22.6).
Personal: Son of Susan Young... has one sibling (Rafiqu)... a Business Administration major.