Trevon Young has been an inspiration for the Louisville Cardinals this season. Today, he’s getting some well-deserved recognition.
The defensive end missed all of last season with a hip injury sustained in the 2015 Music City Bowl. The injury was even thought to be possibly career-ending.
However, after his one year of recovery, Young triumphantly returned to the field in 2017 to amass 52 tackles and nine for a loss in his senior campaign.
On Thursday, the ACC honored Young with the Brian Piccolo Award, which recognizes the most courageous player in the conference.
Louisville defensive end Trevon Young was chosen as the winner of the Brian Piccolo Award, given annually to the most courageous player in the ACC. Young returned to the field this season after a devastating hip injury in the 2015 Music City Bowl… https://t.co/J4IDpMwFrr
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) November 30, 2017
Young is the first Louisville player to earn the award in honor of the late Wake Forest running back. The Brian Piccolo Award began in 1970.
Prior to the injury, Young tallied 8.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, an interception and two forced fumbles during his sophomore season.
Louisville finished the regular season with an 8-4 overall record and awaits which bowl they’ll be placed in.
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