31 - Kenny Younger Position: Fullback
Class: Junior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
High School: Mills Godwin
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
photo A two-time winner of the Excalibur Award, the top honor in Tech's strength and conditioning program ... Earned a role on special teams last season with hard work ... Started on both the punt team and the kickoff return unit ... Also spent time with the extra point and field goal squads and helped provide depth at fullback, then tight end ... Had an excellent spring at fullback ... Keeps getting better ... Coaches feel he has a chance to become an outstanding player.

2007: Won the Excalibur Award during the preseason ... Started on the punt team and the kickoff return unit ... Posted a tackle in the ECU game ... Played four snaps at fullback, as well as nine special team downs ... Got five snaps at fullback during the William & Mary game ... Downed a punt inside the 10 ... Saw action on 11 special team plays against UNC and 17 at Clemson ... Moved to tight end after the Georgia Tech game ... Worked 13 special team plays in the win over FSU ... Graded 90 percent on two special team units during the Miami game ... Was in on 12 special team plays during the ACC title game ... Earned the Excalibur Award again during the off-season program when he had a 420-pound bench press and a 470-pound front squat ... Scored on a 1-yard run during one of the team's spring scrimmages ... Picked up 4 yards on a carry in the Maroon-White game.

2006: Practiced at defensive end during the fall ... Was in on a pair of tackles in the jayvee win over Hargrave ... Bench pressed 400 pounds and had a 600-pound back squat during spring strength and conditioning testing ... Worked at fullback during the spring.

High School: Earned all-district honors as a running back for Coach Will Kitchen ... Rushed for 591 yards on 67 carries as a senior ... Added 392 yards on 41 attempts his junior season ... Helped the team to a district title in 2003 ... Also competed in baseball, wrestling and track and field.

Personal: Kenny Wayne Younger ... Born 5/11/88 in Richmond, VA ... Son of Ken and Jamie Younger ... Is majoring in building construction.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 1 13 13.0 0 13