Micheal Young is currently a lead contributor and on-air talent for 101 ESPN FM-WXOS in St. Louis, Missouri. He has the ability to host and analyze multiple sports from the NFL, to the MLB, NHL, etc. He is in his third season as a color football analyst with the American Sports Network, and has covered the CAA, C-USA, and OVC conferences.
Micheal attended Hazelwood East, where he was a three-year, two-way starter helping the Spartans to a 34-2 season. His high school successes were highlighted by an undefeated state championship in 1995, followed by his career best game in the Show-Me-Bowl, where he recorded a sack, five tackles, and a score off a 55-yard fumble recovery.
While on scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Micheal was a four-year starter at linebacker for the Fighting Illini, team captain, and candidate for the Butkus Award. Upon graduating with a degree in Sports, Recreation and Tourism, Micheal signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals, where he played special teams from 2001-2004. During his career as a Cardinal, Michael was the special team's "ace," finishing among the team leaders in both blocks and tackles.
?After his playing career, Michael transitioned from the field to the broadcast booth by attending the NFL Broadcast Bootcamp, a prestigious honor. He was able to build his resume as a color football analyst for the Big Ten Network, Charter Communications, Comcast, and Fox Sports Midwest. Among the on-air opportunities he has been afforded, Micheal expanded his craft by attending the inaugural NFL Sports Journalism Boot Camp. In addition to his work as a broadcaster, Micheal was a contributing blogger for Huddlepass.com, where he wrote brief, pre- and post-game reviews about his alma mater, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.
?While Micheal has become a distinguished broadcaster, with many honors and accolades, he continues to perfect and expand his knowledge and skill set with continuing education in his field. He enrolls in NFL sponsored/endorsed opportunities, such as the Scouting Academy, where he evaluates players from a front-office point of view. The many trainings, certifications, and programs that he participates in have prepared him to bridge the wide spectrum of sports broadcasting and scouting, making him a true NFL aficionado and professional.
In his spare time, Micheal enjoys spending time with family, CrossFit, and reading books.
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