Broncos sign seventh round pick

Denver comes to terms with seventh round pick, safety Chris Young.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos have signed safety Chris Young, a seventh-round choice by the club in this past April's NFL Draft. He is the first of this year's eight Broncos draft choices to sign a contract with the team.

Young, 22, was a three-year starter at Georgia Tech who started 35 consecutive games and finished his career with 219 tackles (154 solo). The 6-0, 210-pounder also had five sacks (-43 yds.), four interceptions and 26 passes defensed for the Yellow Jackets, and was a team captain. Young began his career as a strong safety, but switched to cornerback midway through his junior season and remained at the position the rest of his career.

A native of Senoia, Ga., Young is a graduate of East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga. He was a standout football player, both on offense and defense, and also lettered in basketball. Christopher Lamont Young was born Jan. 23, 1980 in Senoia, Ga.

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