Avery Young says he'll return to Auburn, not enter draft
Jan. 6, 2015

Big Avery Young is returning for another year of Auburn football

By Charles Goldberg

Avery Young is returning for another season at Auburn after becoming a stalwart in the offensive line the last two years.

Young, who had considered leaving a year early to enter the NFL Draft, told Auburn coaches of his decision Tuesday. His brother, Willie Young Jr., is a defensive end in the NFL, playing for the Chicago Bears. Cousin Thomas Davis is a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers.

Linebacker Cassanova McKinzy told Auburn on Tuesday he is returning for his senior season. Receiver Duke Williams has also said he will return. Fellow receiver Sammie Coates said he's entering the draft after his junior year.

Young started at three different positions across Auburn's offensive line in 2014.  

"He's moved around and really accepted that responsibility very well," center Reese Dismukes said during the season. "That's not easy  to be here one week and then here the next week."

Young has started 24 of the 25 games he's played as a Tiger. He played as a 6-foot-6, 315 redshirt sophomore in 2014, and was eligible for the draft.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter:



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