In nine quarters of playing time this season, Miami wide receiver Colbie Young has quickly become the go-to target for Hurricanes quarterbacks. The big performance by Colbie Young against Duke on Saturday earned him the ACC Receiver of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday.
Young did not earn significant playing time until he had three receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown two weeks ago versus North Carolina. Young has four TD receptions in his last three games, with at least one score in each of those contests. With the four TD receptions, Young is tied for seventh in the ACC.
With 15 receptions for 237 yards and three TDs in the last two games expect Young to have a big second half of the season for Miami. Young is expected to be catching passes from second-team quarterback Jake Garcia. Starter Tyler Van Dyke left the game on Saturday versus Duke with an apparent shoulder injury.
The performance by Young on Saturday showed the ability he has to work with any QB. Young caught one TD pass each from Van Dyke and Garcia versus Duke. At 6’5, 220 pounds, Young provides Miami with the size they didn’t have recently at WR and has been excellent on contested catches.
"RECEIVER – Colbie Young, Miami, WR, Binghamton, N.Y.“Young, a transfer from Lackawanna College, turned in a big performance against Duke with a game-high six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns • Young, who has played in five of Miami’s seven games, now has 18 catches for 271 yards to rank fourth among the Hurricanes’ pass receivers.”"
The ACC profiled the production that Young had on Saturday versus Duke and his contributions to the Miami football team this season. Young is a sophomore after transferring from Lackawanna College in August. Including this year, Young has three seasons of eligibility remaining. Young should continue to develop.
Miami will have Young through at least the 2023 season. Young will be eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft. Miami has now had six players this season honored as an ACC player of the Week. Akheem Mesidor received the Defensive Lineman of the Week and punter Lou Hedley was honored as specialist of the week on October 16.