2012 Hall of Fame: Adrian Young

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The countdown continues to the 2012 USC Hall of Fame induction dinner on May 12. 

The All-American from Ireland took the fight out of the Fighting Irish.  Adrian Young was the defensive version of Anthony Davis, a Notre Dame killer.

In the 1967 version of the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football, Young intercepted four passes in South Bend to tie a conference record.  The resulting victory set off a string of 12 wins in 16 years for USC over Notre Dame.

The Trojan linebacker, who grew up in Dublin until the age of 10, captained the 1967 national championship team.  He won a pair of Pac-8 titles in his three years as a varsity letterman and played in two Rose Bowls.

After leaving USC, he played in the NFL from 1968 to 1973 primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team that drafted him in the third round.  After football, he sold commercial real estate in Southern California.   


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