Sam Young Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 22, 2010
Scott Porter: What is your current height and weight?
Sam Young: 6'7", 318 lbs.

Scott Porter: What did playing for Notre Dame for four years mean to you?
Sam Young: It was a tremendous privilege. The coaches, players and people I've met along the way. The opportunity to play for the most storied program and being able to contribute from the moment I walked in the door, I really can't ask for much better than that.

Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Sam Young: My size, foot speed, demeanor, skill set, intelligence, competitive nature and work ethic.

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing OT?
Sam Young: The toughest part is also what makes it the most fun and challenging. Being lined up on an island against DE's that are extremely athletic and having to either protect the QB or open a hole for the RB.

Scott Porter: Which NFL player reminds you of yourself?
Sam Young: What I have done is tried to learn from some of the premier OT's in the game. I take what I learn and apply it to my game, by watching film on players such as Joe Thomas, Jake Long, and Matt Light to name a few.

Scott Porter: What are your long term goals for the NFL?
Sam Young: To be a starter, perennial Pro Bowl player and the best at my craft.

Scott Porter: What will you be doing on NFL draft day?
Sam Young: Not sure. Most likely relaxing with friends and family, and/or out fishing.

Scott Porter: What memory at Notre Dame do you cherish the most?
Sam Young: There are so many its hard to pick just one. One would probably be running out of the tunnel the first time at Notre Dame Stadium. Also, being on the field after my last home game as a senior. Both moments will be with me forever as well as all the memories with teammates and friends.

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