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Tank Younger

Paul Lawrence Younger
Born: June 25, 1928
Grambling, LA
Deceased: September 15, 2001
Inglewood, CA
High School: Grambling State Laboratory (Grambling, LA)
Position(s): FB-LB-HB
Height: 6'3" Weight: 225
College: Grambling St.
Career: 1949-1958

Tank Younger played from 1949 to 1958 with the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Younger ran for 3,640 yards in his career on 770 attempts, scoring 34 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 100 passes for 1,167 yards and 1 receiving touchdowns..


Passing:

YearTeamAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
1957NFL Los Angeles100.000.000.01100.00.0
Totals100.000.000.01100.000

Rushing:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1949NFL Los Angeles521913.716 0
1950NFL Los Angeles8283.52
1951NFL Los Angeles362236.224 1
1952NFL Los Angeles633315.338 1
1953NFL Los Angeles843504.239 8
1954NFL Los Angeles916106.775 8
1955NFL Los Angeles1386444.754 5
1956NFL Los Angeles1145184.533 3
1957NFL Los Angeles964014.229 3
1958NFL Pittsburgh883443.936 3
Totals77036404.775 34

Receiving:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1949NFL Los Angeles711917.033 0
1951NFL Los Angeles57214.452 0
1952NFL Los Angeles12736.112 0
1953NFL Los Angeles2025913.048 1
1954NFL Los Angeles8769.521 0
1955NFL Los Angeles6518.513 0
1956NFL Los Angeles1826814.954 0
1957NFL Los Angeles8617.616 0
1958NFL Pittsburgh1618811.851 0
Totals100116711.754 1

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1953NFL Los Angeles12424.024 0
Totals12424.024 0

Interceptions:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1951NFL Los Angeles100.00
1952NFL Los Angeles200.00
Totals300.00

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1949NFL Los Angeles42000
1950NFL Los Angeles0160
1952NFL Los Angeles03200
1953NFL Los Angeles4100
1954NFL Los Angeles2000
1955NFL Los Angeles3000
1956NFL Los Angeles8000
1957NFL Los Angeles2000
1958NFL Pittsburgh3000
Totals0000000002966000

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1950NFL Los Angeles200012
1951NFL Los Angeles1000006
1952NFL Los Angeles1000006
1953NFL Los Angeles81000054
1954NFL Los Angeles8000048
1955NFL Los Angeles5000030
1956NFL Los Angeles3000018
1957NFL Los Angeles3000018
1958NFL Pittsburgh3000018
Totals341000000000210

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1949NFLLos Angeles Rams128
1950NFLLos Angeles Rams120
1951NFLLos Angeles Rams120
1952NFLLos Angeles Rams120
1953NFLLos Angeles Rams120
1954NFLLos Angeles Rams80
1955NFLLos Angeles Rams80
1956NFLLos Angeles Rams120
1957NFLLos Angeles Rams120
1958NFLPittsburgh Steelers120

Honors

1951 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1952 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1954 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1954 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)