Young Starts Second Career

Albert Young wasn't sure what the future held for him once his playing days concluded. After thinking about it, coaching the game he loved made a whole lot of sense for the former Iowa and NFL running back.
September 5, 2012

Notebook: Vikings looking for back to emerge

The Vikings have struggled to replace Chester Taylor with two relatively inexperienced backup running backs, especially when it comes to pass protection, but the coaches continue to say that several areas are to blame for inconsistent protection. Plus, the injury report grows larger with the addition of Percy Harvin.
October 21, 2010

RB Young ‘pretty confident' in his role

Albert Young has made the slow climb up the NFL ladder, starting with the practice squad, then the active roster, and now he's hoping for an "active" role. The job of third-down back is open and Young has that as his target.
August 31, 2010

The next Young gun?

Albert Young sees a role that is there for the taking and he's focused on becoming that guy – the next Chester Taylor or even the next Rickey Young catching passes out of the backfield.
August 5, 2010

Albert Young: ‘It's a position I want'

Vikings running back Albert Young sees the opportunity in front of him and senses his plan to prominence coming together nicely. Young talked about the pursuit of LaDainian Tomlinson and the irony in it, what he learned from Chester Taylor and the chance that's in front of the former Iowa Hawkeye.
April 16, 2010

Lurtsema's Reaction: The free-agent fallout

Since free agency started, the Vikings have lost two of their unrestricted free agents and re-signed two. How will that affect their depth and production? Former Viking Bob Lurtsema analyzes the losses and re-signings and how it will affect the team going forward.
March 19, 2010

RB Young prepares for the opportunity

With the Taylor and Tomlinson free-agent show done and gone from Minnesota, the Vikings could turn their attention internally toward running back Albert Young. He appreciates the confidence the team has shown in him and he's looking forward to the opportunity.
March 19, 2010