Dedrick Young II
Birthdate: 11/ 7/1996
How Acquired: FA – ‘19
NFL Experience: R
Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2019.
Played in 48 games at Nebraska…Started all 12 games and registered a career-high 83 tackles…Ranked second on the team in tackles and became the first player in Nebraska history to have four 60-tackle seasons as a senior…Continuing a strong career, played in all 12 games and tied his career high with 11 starts as a junior, finishing with 80 tackles, his third consecutive season with 60 or more tackles…Young played in 12 games and made nine starts in 2016….2016 Academic All-Big Ten…2016 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team…2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team…Tallied 60 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and four pass breakups…He played in 12 games, finishing his freshman year with 61 tackles and five tackles for loss…2015 Big Ten All-Freshman Team…2015 Nebraska Newcomer of the Year Award…His 61 tackles were the most ever by a Nebraska true freshman…Earned a bachelor’s degree as a supply chain management major.
Born in Peoria, Ari…Birth name is Dedrick Young II… Named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
High School Attended Centennial High School (Peoria, Ari.).
Community Involvement Earned a spot on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 and 2017 for his outreach work, including the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, Make-a-Wish, the People’s City Mission and hospital visits.