From Freeport to William & Mary, football success partial of Young's makeup – Tribune

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Charles “Chip” Young was one of a tip using backs in a WPIAL in a early 1960s, racking adult yards, touchdowns and accolades, though his fondest memory of his personification days during Freeport was a group accomplishment.

The Yellowjackets won each unchanging deteriorate diversion in 1963, something that hadn’t been finished there given Young’s late father, Charles, played for Freeport in 1931.

“Freeport had a lot of good teams, though there would always be a tie or a loss,” Young said. “Coincidentally, my father and we played a same position: tailback. It was unequivocally a unapproachable moment.”

Young, a 1963 Freeport graduate, was an All-WPIAL and All-Allegheny Interscholastic Conference football actor and went on to have a successful collegiate career during William Mary for destiny Buffalo Bills manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marv Levy.

He is one of 8 members of a 2018 Alle-Kiski Sports Hall of Fame category who will be inducted during a 49th annual party May 19 during a New Kensington Quality Inn.

Under a instruction of mythological Freeport manager Bob King, Young blossomed during his youth season. As a senior, he was named Most Outstanding Back in a AIC and a WKPA’s Most Outstanding Player in 1963.

Young also played basketball and American Legion ball for a late Sonny Westerman. He participated in track, where one of a some-more singular footnotes of his high propagandize career occurred.

Sick with a measles a day of a AIC meet, Young borrowed his sister’s makeup pack to cover his unreasonable and won a high jump.

“I don’t remember if it was my thought or her thought to use a makeup, though it was substantially my idea, since if any of a coaches knew we had a measles they substantially wouldn’t have let me compete,” Young said. “The lane module during Freeport was usually starting, so we weren’t too stellar. We usually had a integrate of member during a AIC championship, so we didn’t have most choice though to uncover adult either we had a measles or not.”

With a football awards pier adult in his comparison year, Young’s college offers were too. Pitt and Penn State showed interest, though a tip propagandize for Young was North Carolina. Bud Carson, a Freeport graduate, was a defensive coordinator for a Tar Heels. The newspapers reported Young along with internal standouts Al Yates, Louis Pukal and Tim Karrs were signing with North Carolina.

Young played golf with Carson a afternoon before to signing day and went to bed that night meditative he was going to pointer with North Carolina, though that altered when he went downstairs a subsequent morning and was greeted by William Mary partner manager Augie Tammariello.

“Augie was sitting during my kitchen list carrying coffee with my family, and my crony Al Yates was there,” Young said. “I asked Al what he was doing there, and he pronounced he had picked him adult during 6:30 and brought him to a house.

“William Mary was a second choice for both of us. He wanted to go to Virginia, and we wanted to go to North Carolina. Al pronounced since don’t we both go to William and Mary? So, we sealed with Augie and a rest is history.”

Young changed to defensive behind during William Mary. At that time, William Mary played Division we football in a Southern Conference with West Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others. The Tribe had several coaches during that time who changed onto a veteran coaching ranks, starting with Levy. Future San Diego Chargers manager Bobby Ross was a descent coordinator, and Larry Peccatiello was a defensive coordinator. Peccatiello went on to be a defensive coordinator for a Seattle Seahawks, Washingto Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions.

In his comparison year, Young led Division we in interceptions and flog lapse yardage until a hamstring damage sidelined him for a integrate games. He was named an All-Southern Conference initial teamer and still ranks third in Tribe story in punt lapse average, fourth in punt lapse yards and tied for eighth in interceptions.

Like his high propagandize years, his best impulse in college was a group accomplishment: William Mary’s 27-16 dissapoint during heavily adored Navy in 1967. Young returned a punt 20 yards that setup a Tribe with good margin position before they scored a go-ahead touchdown in a fourth quarter. It is deliberate one of a tip 10 upsets in college football story by Sports Illustrated.

Levy dedicated a section of his book, “Where Else Would You Rather Be?” to a 1967 group patrician “The Overachievers.”

“We were always Navy’s homecoming diversion since they had beaten us for 30 true years, though we kick them,” Young said. “We got them. That was a unapproachable impulse for us and a unapproachable impulse for Marv Levy. Marv considers that diversion one of his dual favorite games that he coached in. The other one was when Buffalo came behind to kick Houston in a (1993) furious label game.”

Young pronounced he had an offer from a Denver Broncos to play professionally, though upheld since he had an requirement to a ROTC. He served in a Vietnam War as a 1st Lieutenant.

Young resides in Mt. Lebanon and is retired. He has 4 sons: Brad, Brian, Brenden and Chip II. All 4 were high propagandize lacrosse All-Americans and played in college. Young has been told that it’s a initial time 4 members of a same family were lacrosse All-Americans in high school.

Brad played during Georgetown, Brenden went to Robert Morris and Chip II played during Maryland before transferring to Jacksonville.

Brian, like his father and grandfather, was a using behind in high school. He led a WPIAL in rushing in 2001, his comparison year. Brian went to Georgetown for lacrosse, though motionless to send to Boston College to play football mid by his college career.

Jerin Steele is a freelance writer.

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