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Lonnie Young
National Scout

Biography

 

Lonnie Young was promoted to national scout following the 2016 Draft. As one of two national scouts (Milt Hendrickson) for the Ravens, Young scouts schools across the country. Originally joining the Ravens in 2008, he spent five seasons as a West area scout. Young played 12 seasons as a defensive back for three NFL teams (Arizona, San Diego and NY Jets). While away from football, Young was a member of the McDonalds owner/operator program and ran two restaurants prior to going into the staffing industry with Express Personnel services. He began his NFL scouting career with the New York Jets in 2002. After a year in New York, Young spent the next five years with the Arizona Cardinals evaluating players from the western half of the country.

— Highlights —

2008-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Promoted to national scout...Ravens selected OLB Kamalei Correa (Boise State) and DE Bronson Kaufusi (BYU) from Young’s region. 2015: RB Javorius Allen (USC) was drafted in the fourth round. 2014: Heavily recruited undrafted LB Zach Orr, who earned a roster spot and has played in 31 games for the Ravens in his two seasons. 2013: Named West-regional scout following the draft...Ravens drafted TE Crockett Gillmore, who has started 11 games in his first two seasons. 2011: First-round pick CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado) was taken in the draft. 2010: Ravens drafted TEs Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, and WR/RS David Reed from Young’s area. 2009: Team selected OLB Paul Kruger (Utah) in the second round of the draft. 2008: Joined the Ravens as a West area scout.

2003-07: (with Arizona) Cross-checked player evaluations for the western half of the country...Was also responsible for scouting additional Midwestern states, including Michigan and Indiana. 2003-04: Re-joined the Cardinals, spending two years as the team’s national scout.

2002: (with New York Jets) Started his scouting career as a Midwest scout for the last team for which he played.

— NFL Player —

(1985-96): Was originally selected (12th round) by the Cardinals in the 1985 NFL Draft and appeared in 150 career games as a DB for the Cardinals (1985-90), Jets (1991-93, 95-96) and Chargers (1994), earning an AFC Championship ring, along with Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne, while with San Diego...Tallied 720 tackles (540 solo), 11 INTs, 14 FRs, 9 FFs, 44 PD and 2 sacks...In 1985, Young earned All-Rookie honors after leading the Cardinals’ secondary with 3 INTs...He received an honorable mention All-Pro honor in 1988...His Jets teammates selected him as their 1993 Ed Block Courage Award recipient after he returned from a career-threatening knee injury...Also received the Jets’ Dennis Byrd Award for being the most inspirational player on the team (Byrd suffered a career-ending spinal injury in 1992).

 

— College —

Was a two-year starting CB at Michigan State, earning a degree in communications...Was a two-sport athlete for the Spartans, also lettering in track and field

 

— Personal —

Attended Beecher (Flint, MI) HS and was inducted into the Flint Hall of Fame in 2004...Was a childhood friend and teammate of former Giants LB Carl Banks...Both high school jerseys were retired in the same ceremony.

 

Lonnie Young was promoted to national scout following the 2016 Draft. As one of two national scouts (Milt Hendrickson) for the Ravens, Young scouts schools across the country. Originally joining the Ravens in 2008, he spent five seasons as a West area scout. Young played 12 seasons as a defensive back for three NFL teams (Arizona, San Diego and NY Jets). While away from football, Young was a member of the McDonalds owner/operator program and ran two restaurants prior to going into the staffing industry with Express Personnel services. He began his NFL scouting career with the New York Jets in 2002. After a year in New York, Young spent the next five years with the Arizona Cardinals evaluating players from the western half of the country.

— Highlights —

2008-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Promoted to national scout...Ravens selected OLB Kamalei Correa (Boise State) and DE Bronson Kaufusi (BYU) from Young’s region. 2015: RB Javorius Allen (USC) was drafted in the fourth round. 2014: Heavily recruited undrafted LB Zach Orr, who earned a roster spot and has played in 31 games for the Ravens in his two seasons. 2013: Named West-regional scout following the draft...Ravens drafted TE Crockett Gillmore, who has started 11 games in his first two seasons. 2011: First-round pick CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado) was taken in the draft. 2010: Ravens drafted TEs Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, and WR/RS David Reed from Young’s area. 2009: Team selected OLB Paul Kruger (Utah) in the second round of the draft. 2008: Joined the Ravens as a West area scout.

2003-07: (with Arizona) Cross-checked player evaluations for the western half of the country...Was also responsible for scouting additional Midwestern states, including Michigan and Indiana. 2003-04: Re-joined the Cardinals, spending two years as the team’s national scout.

2002: (with New York Jets) Started his scouting career as a Midwest scout for the last team for which he played.

— NFL Player —

(1985-96): Was originally selected (12th round) by the Cardinals in the 1985 NFL Draft and appeared in 150 career games as a DB for the Cardinals (1985-90), Jets (1991-93, 95-96) and Chargers (1994), earning an AFC Championship ring, along with Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne, while with San Diego...Tallied 720 tackles (540 solo), 11 INTs, 14 FRs, 9 FFs, 44 PD and 2 sacks...In 1985, Young earned All-Rookie honors after leading the Cardinals’ secondary with 3 INTs...He received an honorable mention All-Pro honor in 1988...His Jets teammates selected him as their 1993 Ed Block Courage Award recipient after he returned from a career-threatening knee injury...Also received the Jets’ Dennis Byrd Award for being the most inspirational player on the team (Byrd suffered a career-ending spinal injury in 1992).

 

— College —

Was a two-year starting CB at Michigan State, earning a degree in communications...Was a two-sport athlete for the Spartans, also lettering in track and field

 

— Personal —

Attended Beecher (Flint, MI) HS and was inducted into the Flint Hall of Fame in 2004...Was a childhood friend and teammate of former Giants LB Carl Banks...Both high school jerseys were retired in the same ceremony.

 
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