Young Headed to Detroit


Posted Apr 24, 2010


NC State defensive end Willie Young was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

NC State defensive end Willie Young was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

The Lions chose Young with the sixth pick in the seventh round, the No. 213 overall selection in the draft. Young was the 16th defensive end picked in the draft and the fourth from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Young, who was a redshirt senior for the Wolfpack in 2009, is the second NC State player picked in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Young finished his career ranked second in NC State history in career tackles for loss (45.5) and sixth in sacks (20.5). A second-team All-ACC performer, he started 36 career games and played over 2,000 career snaps.



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