SJSU's Biggest Recruit: Bryant Young
Super Bowl champ joining Spartans' coaching staff
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young watches practice at the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005. Almost none of Young's current teammates had even graduated from high school when he first moved into the locker he still calls home at the 49ers' training complex. That's incredible longevity in a business with the yearly turnover and daily drama of the NFL, but the veteran defensive lineman has done tougher things in his career. In fact, Young's about to try something even more difficult: moving to defensive end after a stellar career at tackle. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Updated at 10:18 PM PDT on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010
NBC Bay Area first broke the story in late December -- and now it's official.
Four-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion Bryant Young will be introduced as San Jose State's new defensive line coach on Friday. Young agreed to join Mike MacIntyre's staff after turning down offers from Notre Dame (his alma matter) and Akron.
The former 49ers defensive tackle spent 14 seasons in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl after the 1994 season. He had 89.5 career sacks and has been brought up as a Hall of Fame candidate.
In January of 2008, he returned to Notre Dame as a graduate assistant. Bryant was also considering a job at Akron before choosing San Jose State.
Published at 5:48 PM PDT on Jan 20, 2010