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Auburn Offensive Lineman Avery Young to Enter NFL Draft

Avery Young, who has a significant amount of starting experience at Auburn, plans to give pro football a try next season.

Auburn, Ala.--Avery Young has joined Shon Coleman as Auburn football players with one season of eligibility who plan to enter the 2016 National Football League Draft.

Young started 12 of Auburn’s 13 games at right tackle this past season while Coleman was the starter at left tackle. Both were redshirt juniors for the 2015 season.

Young immediately earned a spot in the starting lineup at right tackle as a true freshman, but was injured and received a medical hardship redshirt after starting the opening three games.

Still not full speed to begin the 2013 season, he broke into the starting lineup again at right tackle for game six and started the rest of the season for the SEC champions.

He started all 13 games in 2014. He was at right guard for the first three games, he played left guard in game four and moved to right tackle for the next seven games before finishing the season as the starter at left guard for the final two games.

This past season Young started all but one game at right tackle. The exception came against Jacksonville State when he was out with an ankle injury. Rated a five-star prospect as a high school senior, he is the brother of NFL defensive end Willie Young.


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