Former Ryan standout Scotty Young to skip final year at Louisiana Tech

Former Ryan football standout Scotty Young has decided to forego his final year of eligibility at Louisiana Tech.

Young was going to be a redshirt senior quarterback for the Bulldogs, but in a statement released by the university, he will not play this upcoming fall after he receives his diploma this summer.

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“I am graduating this summer and am ready to move on to the next chapter of my life,” Young said in the statement released by the school. “Football has been a really good journey but sometimes you have to know when to end it. I have loved the experience and will cherish these memories forever. I want to thank the old staff for allowing me the opportunity to come to Louisiana Tech and I want to thank Coach Holtz and his staff for giving me the opportunity to stay here and earn my degree. It has been a great experience for me, one in which I have enjoyed every moment of.”

Young graduated from Ryan in 2010 with a slew of state and national honors. Young was a Parade All-America selection and the 2009 Associated Press Texas Player of the Year and owns numerous Ryan school records, including most passing yards, completions and touchdowns thrown in a season.

Young originally went to Texas Tech after he graduated from Ryan. He transferred to Louisiana Tech in 2012 after two years in Lubbock. Young started six of the seven games he appeared in last season.

Young completed 87 of 165 passes for 733 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

“I want to thank Scotty for his time here,” Bulldogs head coach Skip Holtz said in the statement released by the school. “He was a selfless player during his tenure and I am happy he will be able to obtain his degree from Louisiana Tech in only four years in college. He was a model student-athlete and representative of our program and I wish him the best of luck.”


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