Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Soul add pass rusher Curtis Young

PHILADELPHIA (The Phanatic Magazine) – The Philadelphia Soul added a pass rusher on tuesday, inking defensive end Curtis Young to a one-year deal.

The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Young will be entering his fourth season in the Arena Football League after breaking in with the Cleveland Gladiators in 2012. Young then collected 32 tackles and one sack in 15 games for the Pittsburgh Power in 2013, and had his breakout season in '14 when he tallied 25 1/2 total tackles and 7.0 sacks in 18 starts.

“Curtis is a versatile athlete who has the ability to bring pressure from both the ‘mack’ linebacker and defensive end positions,” said Soul assistant head coach Phil Bogle.  “He’s a great addition to the defensive line and will be a serious threat to the opposing team’s offense.”

Prior to his start in the Arena Football League, Young debuted for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2010.  He also went to training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2010 after starring at the University of Cincinnati.

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