“I’m going to be out there, definitely,” Young said.
The leader of FAU’s secondary, Young’s presence should provide a much-needed boost to an FAU defense that will be trying to slow a UCF offense that is averaging more than 600 yards per game.
Last season, as a junior, Young intercepted seven passes, tied for second nationally.
His five tackles in the Owls’ season-opening loss at Oklahoma tied for second-most on the team.
Young injured his knee when an Air Force blocker hit him low during the second quarter of the Owls’ second game of the season.
He didn’t enjoy watching the Bethune-Cookman game from the sidelines.
“Stressful,” Young said. “Frustrating, but I’m happy to be back out there.”
Young said he kept himself busy on Saturday by acting like an assistant coach.
“If I saw little things I would let (teammates) know – alignment, stuff like that,” Young said. “Just trying to be there for them. Lead from a different perspective.”
Young’s 12 interceptions are third-most in FAU history.