Bryant Young to Coach at SJSU: Source

By Laura Behnke
|  Thursday, Dec 31, 2009  |  Updated 10:33 AM PDT
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Bryant Young to Coach at SJSU: Source

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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)

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 A former 49ers star is returning to the game of football, but this time as a coach.

NBC Bay Area has learned that Bryant Young will join San Jose State as the team's defensive line coach.

The former defensive tackle spent 14 seasons in the NFL with the Niners, winning the Super Bowl in 1994 and earning four Pro-Bowl nods, thanks in part to his 89.5 career sacks. His name has been brought up as a Hall of Fame candidate.

In January, he joined his alma mater, Notre Dame, as a graduate assistant. Just last week, Chicago Breaking Sport News reported that he was considering a job at Akron.

There is no word on when an official announcement on the hiring will be made by San Jose State.

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