Who is Bryce Young?
College football is often where the greatest of the greats get their start. After all, some of the NFL’s most successful stars matured, developed, and refined their playing style thanks to their university athletic programs. Today in NCAA football, a fresh face is rising to the top, set to be Alabama’s new starting quarterback this upcoming season. But who exactly is Bryce Young and what is he expected to add to the Crimson Tide roster come August? Here’s all you need to know about football’s latest talent.
Early Life and Education
Bryce Young is originally from Pasadena, California, but attended Cathedral High School in L.A. for his first two years and then Mater Dei High in Santa Ana as a junior and senior. His final year he garnered several major achievements such as throwing for a cumulative 4,528 yards and recording 58 touchdowns. This led to him being named the High School Offensive Player of the Year by USA Today.
College football is back with Week 1 set to take place at the end of August
Young attracted major attention from college recruiters looking to beef up their football rosters, and sure enough was chosen by the University of Southern California. However, ultimately he decided to commit to the University of Alabama and started as the backup for former Crimson Tide QB Mac Jones in 2020. Although he only played in nine games during the season, Nick Saban and the rest of the management team could tell there was something special about Young’s football aptitude.
Position in 2021 Season
Everyone knows that Alabama’s football program is one of, if not the most, successful in the Southeastern conference, with them having won a whopping 18 titles, which includes the most recent championship against the Ohio State Buckeyes in January. In fact, the organization is a top contender for yet another title this upcoming season according to SEC Conference Winner Betting Odds laid out by expert pundits. It’s no surprise then that the Alabama squad is already hard at work in training ahead of a new set of games beginning in late August, prepping their players and deciding who will head up their starting positions.
Because their former star QB Mac Jones has recently signed with the Patriots in the big leagues and will no longer be a part of Crimson Tide, the organization is trusting that Young will be able to step into the role and successfully fill his spot come Week 1. Although the 20-year-old is still a rookie in the college program, his stats and figures really do speak for themselves and cement him as a top prospect. Alabama fans are looking forward to seeing how Young will take on this new role as offensive lead.
Bryce Young and the entire Alabama squad play their home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium, located in Tuscaloosa
Net Worth & Social Media Status
Although Bryce Young is still new to the football scene on the grand SEC stage, he has already managed to snag up nearly $1 million in endorsement deals. His new status as a starter for a Division I football program will undoubtedly secure him more opportunities like these in the future. The California native is also no stranger to influencing on social media, with over 80,000 followers on Instagram and 18,000 on Twitter. Here fans can keep up with the star’s football movements and follow along with any breaking news associated with Alabama’s new starter. One thing’s for certain — the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year is equipped and ready to shine bright on the field in just a few short weeks. With the support and guidance of head coach Nick Saban, there is nothing the rookie can’t accomplish.