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Jalen Young
Jalen  Young


Belle Glade, Fla.

High School:
Seminole Ridge

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185



Criminal Justice


Athlon Sports Recognizes 16 FAU Players on the 2018 Preseason All-Conference Team

Three Owls Make First Team


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North Texas vs. FAU (USATSI)

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the C-USA Championship football game against North Texas.

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Junior (2017)

  • Preseason first team selection by Athlon Sports & Life
  • College Sports Madness Preseason First Team All-Conference
  • Recorded six tackles in the season opener versus Navy. Added one TFL for a loss of 1
  • Had a team leading 14 tackles, including eight solo and a tackle for a loss of two yards at Wisconsin
  • Saw limited time and recorded two tackle assists versus Bethune
  • Started at Buffalo where he recorded eight tackles, including five assists
  • Earned College Sports Madness C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors for his MT performance of a team leading eight tackles, including three solo, a punt return of 21 yards, a pass breakup and an interception
  • Had three tackles, an interception that he returnded for 31 yards and a quarterback hurry at ODU
  • Added three tackles, including one solo versus North Texas
  • Had six tackles and a forced fumble at WKU
  • Tied a program record with three interceptions in the Marshall game as well as 39 yards of return and added four tackles
  • Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors following the Marshall game
  • Shortened La Tech game saw him tally two tackles
  • Recorded one solo and four assists in the 2017 Shula Bowl victory as well as adding a six yard punt return
  • Had two solo tackles at Charlotte as well as two punt returns for a total of 25 yards
  • Tallied seven tackles and two INTs for a return of 51 yards in the 2017 C-USA Championshp victory over North Texas while his INTs pushed the Owls to a new single season team high interceptions
  • Recorded seven tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and returned three punts for 50 yards
  • Named to Phil Steele's Magazine's First Team All-Conference team

Sophomore (2016)

  • C-USA Preseason All-Conference
  • Was second on the squad with eight tackles (4-4) in the season opening victory
  • Credited with a forced fumble
  • Led the team with seven tackles, seven solo, in the UM game
  • Credited with a pass breakup
  • Led the team with eight tackles, seven solo at Kansas State
  • Led the team for the second-consecutive game with 10 tackles versus Ball State
  • Third-consecutive game as the team's leading tackler with 14 at FIU also had a TFL and his first INT of 2016
  • Has led the team in tackles 4-of-6 2016 games with a total of 12 versus Charlotte and added two punt returns for a total of 20 yards, his longest was for 14 yards
  • Led the team in total tackles with a career high 16 versus Marshall including 0.5 for a loss of two and an INT
  • Recorded a forced fumble and three tackles, all solo, versus WKU. A game he gave everything he could after battling the flu for the two previous days
  • Tallied seven tackles (6-1=7) and added a 19 yard punt return versus Rice
  • Recorded five tackles and a punt return for -15 yards
  • Returned to full speed after battling the flu with eight tackles and a pass breakup versus ODU
  • Recipient of the Ramon Rickards "Bone Award" at the season-ending banquet
  • Named to the C-USA Honorable Mention Team
  • Ended his sophomore campaign No. 7 Nationally in solo tackles (6.1 per game) and No. 33 in total tackles (9.1 per game)

True Freshman (2015)

  • Made his college debut at Tulsa...was second on the squad with eight tackles...also recorded a 0.5-0 TFL
  • Tallied two solo tackles versus Miami
  • Versus Buffalo was third on the squad with eight tackles (5-3=8), 0.5 was for a loss of one yard and had his first collegiate interception and a return of 10 yards
  • Recorded four tackles (3-1=4) at Charlotte...grabbed an interception, his second in as many weeks, with a 22 yard return
  • Recorded one tackle before being sidelined for much of the Rice game with an injury
  • One of four Owls to record a team high eight tackles versus Marshall (5-3=8)
  • Recorded six tackles (5-1=6) while just playing the second half at UTEP...added a pass breakup
  • Tallied six tackles (3-3=6), which was tied for third on the team in the Shula Bowl victory over FIU...also grabbed a fourth quarter interception and returned it for 58 yards for a was his third interception of the season, the longest return of his career and his first pick six
  • Had three tackles (1-3) at WKU
  • Set a new personal high 14 (8-6) tackles versus Middle Tennessee....had a pass breakup that was tipped into the hands of Sharrod Neasman who returned the INT for 45 yards
  • Recorded four (2-2) tackles, including a tackle for a loss of one yard at Florida
  • Recorded four tackles (2-2) in the season-ending ODU contest
  • Named honorable mention C-USA and to the C-USA all-freshman team

High School

  • Played for Scott Barnwell at Seminole Ridge High School which finished the 2014 campaign with a 5-5 mark ...tallied 68 tackles, including three sacks...added 652 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns...had 383 passing yards with five passing touchdowns...also had one kick return and two interceptions
  • Served as a team captain as a senior...earned first team all-county and first team all-conference honors...third team member of the all-state team
  • Member of the Super 11 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast teams
  • Three-star athlete (football, basketball and track) as ranked by 247 Sports...listed as the 22nd best corner in the state and No. 51 nationally
  • Criminal justice major
  • Son of Charkata and Douglass Parris
  • Born Nov. 28, 1996 in Belle Glade, Fla

Career Game-by-Game
2015: Tulsa (5-4=9); Miami (2-0=2); Buffalo (5-3=8, 1 INT); Charlotte (3-1=4, 1 INT); Rice (1-0=1); Marshall (5-3=8); UTEP (5-1=6); FIU (3-3=6, 1 INT); MT (8-6=14, 1 Brkup); UF (2-2=4, 1 TFL); ODU (2-2=4)
2016: SIU (4-4=8); UM (7-2=9); K-State (7-1=8); Ball State (7-3=10); FIU (10-4=14, 1 TFL, 1 INT); Charlotte (7-5=12, PR: 2-20 yards); Marshall (7-9=16, PR: 1-12 yards, 1 INT); WKU (3-0=3); Rice (6-1=7, PR: 1-19 yards); UTEP (3-2=5, PR: 1 -15); ODU (6-2=8)
2017: Navy (5-1=6, 1 TFL); Wisconsin (8-6=14, 1 TFL), Bethune (0-2=2); Buffalo (3-5=8); MT (3-5=8, 1 INT, PR: 1-21 yards), ODU (2-1=3, 1-31 INT); NT (1-2=3); WKU (5-1=6, 1 FF); Marshall (1-3=4, 3 INTs); La Tech (2-0=2); FIU (1-4=5, PR: 1-6); Charlotte (2-0=2, PR: 2-35); NT (5-2=7, 2 INTs)

Tackles: 16 Marshall (10/15/16)
Tackles for a Loss: 1.0 UF (11/21/15), 1.0 UM (9/10/16), FIU (10/1/16), Wisconsin (9/9/17)
FF: 1 Tulsa (9/5/15), WKU (10/28/17)
FR: 1 SIU (9/3/16)
Interception: 3 Marshall (11/3/17)
PBUP: 1 UTEP (10/24/15), MT (11/14/15)
PR: 2 Charlotte (10/9/16), Charlotte (11/25/17)
Longest PR: 21 MT (9/30/17)

2015 Game Highs
Tackles: 14 Middle Tennessee (11/14/15)
Tackles for a Loss: 1.0 UF (11/21/15)
FF: 1 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Interception: 1 (10) Buffalo (9/19/15), Charlotte (22) (9/26/15), FIU (58 and score) (10/31/15)
PBUP: 1 UTEP (10/24/15), MT (11/14/15)

2016 Game Highs
Tackles: 16 Marshall (10/15/16)
Tackles for a Loss:  1 UM (9/10/16), FIU (10/1/16)
FR: 1 SIU (9/3/16)
Interception:  1 FIU (10/1/16), Marshall (10/15/16)
PBUP: 1 UM (9/10/16)
PR: 2 Charlotte (10/9/16)
Longest PR: 14 yards Charlotte (10/9/16)

2017 Game Highs
Tackles: 14 Wisconsin (9/9/2017)
Tackles for a Loss: 1 Navy (9/1/2017), Wisconsin (9/9/2017)
Interceptions: 3 Marshall (11/3/17)
PR: 2 Charlotte (11/25/17)
PR Yards: 35 yards Charlotte (11/25/17)
FF: 1 WKU (10/28/17)

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