Canadian Football Legends
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Jim Young bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Jim Young

Playing Career

BC Lions
1967 - 1979

Awards and Honours

All-Western Running Back
1969 (1)

All-Western Wide Receiver
1972 (1)

All-Canadian Wide Receiver
1972 (1)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
1970, 1972 (2)

Grey Cup Participation

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Jim Young is a member of the BC Lions Wall of Fame.

  • Played a total of 197 games.

  • 2nd on the BC Lions All-Time receiving list with 9,248 yards (as of 2015).

Jim Young was an All-Star at Queen's University in Ontario, and was selected to both the Offensive and Defensive teams in 1963. Jim Young played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) before beginning his Canadian career with the BC Lions.

Young was BC's nominee for the Schenley Award for the Most Outstanding Player in 1967, 1969 and 1972. He was also the Lions nominee for the Most Outstanding Canadian in 1967, 1969, 1970 until 1972, winning this award on two occasions. At the end of 1971 season, Young moved to the wide receiver position and his aggressive play earned him the nickname "Dirty Thirty". By the end of the 1975 season, Jim Young held every BC club record for pass receptions, yardage, and touchdowns on pass receptions.

Jim Young is also a member of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1991 as a player.

Class of 1991

William Tom HintonBrian KellyNorman KimballJim Young

Football Reporters of Canada

Perc AllenTerry KieltyKen Newans

Young, Jim
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