Tech quarterback, Young, ends football career early - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Tech quarterback, Young, ends football career early

RUSTON, LA (KSLA/Louisiana Tech Sports Information) -

Louisiana Tech quarterback Scotty Young has elected to forego his final year of eligibility and end his collegiate football career after obtaining his degree from Louisiana Tech University this summer.

The decision to end his career comes as Young played in seven games making six starts last season for LA Tech.

"I am graduating this summer and am ready to move on to the next chapter of my life," Young said of his decision. "Football has been a really good journey but sometimes you have to know when to end it. I have loved the experience and will cherish these memories forever. I want to thank the old staff for allowing me the opportunity to come to Louisiana Tech and I want to thank Coach Holtz and his staff for giving me the opportunity to stay here and earn my degree. It has been a great experience for me, one in which I have enjoyed every moment of."

Young was 87-for-165 for 733 yards in 2013, his lone season eligible to play for the Bulldogs. He completed four touchdown passes and was intercepted twice throughout the year.

"I want to thank Scotty for his time here," Bulldogs head coach Skip Holtz said. "He was a selfless player during his tenure and I am happy he will be able to obtain his degree from Louisiana Tech in only four years in college. He was a model student-athlete and representative of our program and I wish him the best of luck. Scotty will be another one of our great alumni, adding to the thousands of great alumni this University has produced."

A native of Denton, Texas, Young transferred to Louisiana Tech after two years at Texas Tech where he did not see any game action. He sat out the 2012 season after transferring to Louisiana Tech due to the NCAA Transfer Rule.

 

  • SportsSportsMore>>

  • Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

    Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:19:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:04:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). File-This March 20, 2018, file photo shows running back Saquon Barkley catching a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa. Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not g...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). File-This March 20, 2018, file photo shows running back Saquon Barkley catching a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa. Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not g...
    Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft.More >>
    Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft.More >>
  • NFL says investigation found no evidence of Guice being questioned about sexuality at combine

    NFL says investigation found no evidence of Guice being questioned about sexuality at combine

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:19:25 GMT
    Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)

    The NFL has concluded an investigation into interview tactics used on former LSU running back and draft prospect Derrius Guice.

    More >>

    The NFL has concluded an investigation into interview tactics used on former LSU running back and draft prospect Derrius Guice.

    More >>
  • Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:02:46 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:33:55 GMT
    (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.More >>
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.More >>
Powered by Frankly