Landon Young with his parents. (UK Athletics Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky junior offensive tackle Landon Young was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® for his dedication to giving back and leadership on and off the football field. He is also one of 91 nominees for Wuerffel Trophy given to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

“My father always taught me growing up that character is the most important thing in life above anything else you might accomplish in sports or anything else,” said Young.

“To be recognized for something in my sport that is about more than just my sport does reflect more on what I am to other people and how I treat others rather than just what I do on the football field.

“Instead of just being a guy who blocks on the football field, I have hobbies and things I like to do. I want to give back all I can because so many people have done things for me. If I get a chance to do something for someone, I like to do it.”

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Landon Young’s father taught him the importance of character

Landon Young with his parents. (UK Athletics Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky junior offensive tackle Landon Young was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® for his dedication to giving back and leadership on and off the football field. He is also one of 91 nominees for Wuerffel Trophy given to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

“My father always taught me growing up that character is the most important thing in life above anything else you might accomplish in sports or anything else,” said Young.

“To be recognized for something in my sport that is about more than just my sport does reflect more on what I am to other people and how I treat others rather than just what I do on the football field.

“Instead of just being a guy who blocks on the football field, I have hobbies and things I like to do. I want to give back all I can because so many people have done things for me. If I get a chance to do something for someone, I like to do it.”

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