Young Receives Mountain West Conference Weekly Honor

Jimmy Young

Jimmy Young

Oct. 27, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Following a TCU single-game record 226 receiving yards to go with three touchdowns on five receptions in Saturday's 54-7 win over Wyoming, Horned Frog wide receiver Jimmy Young has been named the Co-Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Young shares the award with BYU quarterback Max Hall, who completed 24-of-31 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns in the Cougars' 42-35 victory over UNLV.

Young's 226 yards represent the high game by a Mountain West Conference player this season and the sixth-best total in the nation in 2008.

A sophomore from Monroe, La., Young broke the TCU single-game mark of 206 by Jimmy Oliver against Texas Tech in 1994. It was just the fourth 200-yard receiving game in TCU history.

Young posted his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and the fourth of his career. He is the first Frog with three 100-yard receiving games in a season since Cory Rodgers had four in 2004. Young's 226 yards broke his previous personal-best of 111 earlier this season at Oklahoma.

Young is on pace for 992 yards receiving, which would place second on TCU's single-season chart (Reggie Harrell, 1,012, 2003). His team-best 40 receptions are more than double the next-closest Frog (Walter Bryant, 18).

Young's four touchdown receptions have all come in the last two games, including a 25-yard catch on TCU's first official play from scrimmage in a 32-7 win over BYU. He has a reception in 13 of the last 14 contests.

 

 


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