Noteworthy: Enters fall camp No. 1 on the depth chart at the "H" receiver spot ... One of the toughest players on the team ...Never takes a play off ... An intelligent player ... Has the ability to run all four receiver positions, including running back in the passing game ... A student of the game ... Makes up for lack of speed with precise route running and excellent hands ... Is also the team's holder on field goals ... David's father was a baseball pitcher for Alabama during his collegiate career.
2000: Saw action in all 11 games and started six of those contests ... Enjoyed a career year with season highs in receptions (30) and receiving yards (252) ... Had a personal best six catches for 33 yards at Maryland and added three receptions each versus Illinois and Florida ... His top receiving yardage game was at Mississippi State where he registered 44 yards on three receptions ... Pulled in a career long 36-yard catch against the Bulldogs ... Snared at least one reception in all 11 games ... Recorded a team-high or tied for the team lead in knockdowns in three straight games (UAB, Mississippi State, Connecticut) ... Had a career-high 10 knockdowns against Connecticut, nine at Mississippi State and seven versus UAB ... Was voted the team's skill player MVP following the Florida game.
1999: Played in all 11 games, including one as a starter (UCF) ... Finished the year with four catches for 38 yards ... Hauled in a career best three receptions for 27 yards at Arkansas ... Also had one catch against UCF.
1998: Took a redshirt year in 1998, but gained valuable experience working with the Blue Raider scout team.
High School: Played for coach Steve Brewer at Sevier County where he lettered for three years in football ... As a senior, Youell was voted all-state, all-conference, all-Northeast, and all-county as a wide receiver ... Was also all-conference as a defensive back and punt returner ... Was voted all-conference as a wide receiver, defensive back, and punt returner his junior year ... Averaged 25.9 yards a catch as a senior and hauled in a school record 18 touchdowns ... Was a Who's Who member as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Personal: Parents: David and Joan Youell ... Born: 2/1/80 ... Major: Business Administration.