Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#51 R.J. Young
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 232
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Arizona: 1L... Will contend for a starting role at linebacker in 2010... Lettered as a backup and special teams player in 2009... Played in 12 games as redshirt freshman in 2009... Recorded six tackles with high of two against Washington State... Four tackles on kickoff coverage unit... Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors... Arizona athletics academic services Student-Athlete of the Month for summer session '09... As a true freshman in 2008 he was coaches' scout team player of the week on defense for the USC week... Opened his first camp as a weakside linebacker...

Career: 12 games, six tackles

High School: DeSoto, Texas, High School, 2008... First-team All-District 8-5A defense as outside linebacker in 2007 for district coach of the year Dave Meadows... PrepStar All-Midlands... Dallas Morning News Area Top 100... Dave Campbell's Texas 300 Top 40 linebacker... Helped DeSoto finish with No. 14 state ranking by, with second-round playoff appearance for 5A Division II... Had 69 tackles and three sacks his senior year...

Personal: Academic major is journalism... Latest of DeSoto alums, following Mike Thomas and Donald Horton on UA squad... Interested in communications field with an eye toward sports broadcasting... Recruited by coach Mark Stoops... Date of birth Aug. 3, 1990.