Jim Young - Wide Receiver - 1967-1979 - Queens University
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Jim Young attended Queen's University where he was an all-star running back each season (1962-65) and in fact, an all-star on both offence and defence in 1963. He was the first Canadian ever signed out of University football in 1965 by the Minnesota Vikings. Young then a halfback saw limited action over 2 seasons with the Vikings totaling 4 yards on 3 carries in 1965. The Toronto Argonauts held the rights to Jim but traded those rights to the B.C. Lions in exchange for Dick Fouts and Bill Symons. The Lions still had to negotiate for the Hamilton native with Minnesota.
B.C. came to an agreement with Minnesota sending team leader quarterback Joe Kapp to the Vikings for the much heralded Canadian. Kapp had expressed a desire to conclude his playing days in the NFL and both sides were accommodating.
Jim played his
entire Canadian professional career, from 1967 to 1979 with the B.C Lions.
His versatility saw him catching passes, carrying the ball, and in his
first 3 years with the team, returning kick-offs. In 1978, for example,
when the Lions were plagued By injuries, Jim played ten different
positions in one season!
All-Star. He had a career total of 552 receptions for 9,248 yards and 68 touchdowns.
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