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The Indispensable 18: #18 Dedrick Young

Posted: 10:20 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 03:20:07Z

We begin the 'Indispensable 18' with one of the most experienced players on the Husker defense: linebacker Dedrick Young. 

Young burst on to the scene back in 2015 becoming just the 5th true freshman to start a season opener since World War II. The Arizona native racked up 61 tackles in his first season in Lincoln, the most ever by a true freshman. Young was named Nebraska's Newcomer of the Year while earning All-Big Ten freshman honors. 

In his sophomore season, Young totaled 60 tackles despite only starting nine games. As a junior, Young had a career-high 80 stops. 

Heading into his final year at Nebraska, the six-foot-one 235 pounder enters with 201 tackles, becoming just the 4th Husker to have at least 200 tackles before his senior season.