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5 Things to Know About Jamal Young

Get to know the newly-signed defensive end.

A gallery of some of the college free agents the Buccaneers signed after the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.


1. He was a sprinter in college, not a football player.
Young (6-4, 240) attended Southern Mississippi, where he was a sprinter. His personal best in the 400 meters was 48.02 seconds.

2. He had never really played football until after graduating from college.
Young played football in high school but according to the Hattiesburg American, was limited to a "part-time special teams role". After graduating from Southern Mississippi, he walked on to Jones County Community College. "I really didn't know anything about football," Young said to the American. "Really nothing."

3. He started immediately.
Young started his first game at Jones County. In that game, he recorded a sack and recovered a fumble.

4. He plays hard.
Jones County defensive line coach Anthony Maddox called "a high-motor guy, in an interview with the American.

5. He had to leave his day job.
Young was working in the meat department at a local WalMart when the Buccaneers called and told them that they were signing him.

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