The Las Vegas Raiders will face the Minnesota Vikings in a preseason game on Sunday, August 13, 2022 (8/14/22) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL Pre-Season, Week 1
Who: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings
When: Saturday August 13, 2022
Where: Allegiant Stadium
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
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Bryant Young has straddled the classic football divide between discipline and ferocity more deftly than any player of his generation.
For every minute of a 14-year NFL career spent entirely with the San Francisco 49ers, Young was a model teammate and soft-spoken leader who made everyone around him better.
And for 60 minutes most Sundays in the fall, Young was one of the most intimidating and vicious defensive linemen his teammates and opponents had ever seen.
Young does not see this dichotomy as a contradiction. In fact, he relished the chance to go a little crazy while being a measured and mature man in all other areas of his rich life.
“Football is a very chaotic, violent and physical sport,” Young said with a smile. “It’s controlled chaos. You don’t improve and excel at the game by being this passive, kind individual.
Yet that’s exactly what Young did as one of the most inspiring players and one of the really nice guys of his NFL era.
In addition to his production and resilience at one of the most brutal positions in sport, Young’s ability to inspire – both through his play and through his response to unimaginable setbacks on and off the court – finally earned induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, nearly 15 years after his last game.
Generally, Young felt responsible when he learned that he would finally get a gold jacket.
“I want to make sure I’m doing it right and handling it carefully,” Young said. “I want to do a great job representing all members of the Brotherhood.”
Young was a model of leadership, production and punishing play, but he was no attention-grabber on the court or a flamboyant personality far from it.
That’s probably why he waited so long for his consecration – and why it might not have happened at all if a group of six offensive linemen hadn’t been assembled by the former 49ers public relations director. last December to film a video testimonial urging voters to Choose Young.
One of the best three-technique defensive tackles of his era, Young had 89 1/2 sacks and earned four Pro Bowl selections in a talent-rich era at the position. He earned an All-Pro nod in 1996, his most outstanding statistical season with 84 tackles, 11 1/2 sacks and two safeties.
Safety Lance Schulters played his first four NFL seasons alongside Young in San Francisco from 1998 to 2001. Schulters acknowledges that he was a talkative defensive back who absorbed several lessons about professionalism and responsibility from the taciturn Young.
“He didn’t talk much, but when he did talk, you better shut up and be careful,” Schulters said. “I learned from his tenacity and mental toughness, his study habits – he would be the first guy there, the last to go. Always on top of her game, taking care of her body. And then in the game, how he controlled and manipulated those guards, you couldn’t believe it. He’s an awesome teammate. I love BY.
Young, 50, has apparently been a throwback his whole life.
Young grew up in blue-collar Chicago Heights with two older brothers and a father who worked for the Ford Motor Company. Although he didn’t play football until his freshman year at Bloom High School – initially thinking he would be a fullback – his talent eventually brought him to Notre Dame.
He was a starter for Lou Holtz’s Fighting Irish for three years, becoming team captain, a determined leader – and ultimately, the second defensive lineman chosen in the 1994 draft.
Young went seventh overall for the 49ers, who traded to add young talent to an already stellar squad after two straight NFC Championship appearances. Young was the bridge to the future for a defense filled with veteran talent, including Dana Stubblefield, Rickey Jackson, Ken Norton Jr., Tim McDonald, Merton Hanks and Deion Sanders.
San Francisco won it all in their rookie season, with Young starting in the Super Bowl win over San Diego. Although the Niners never returned to the Super Bowl during Young’s career, they remained a consistent winning team until his final seasons.
Young calls it “a huge blessing” to play for one team: “I know most people don’t have the opportunity to end their career where they started, so I don’t take that lightly. “
The biggest challenge of Young’s career came at the end of the 1998 season when his left shin was grotesquely broken by Norton’s helmet. Young spent over two weeks in the hospital and needed major surgery just to save his leg from complications.
Schulters was a rookie that season. Like the rest of Young’s teammates, he was stunned by Young’s return for the 1999 season opener. Young was the obvious choice as the NFL’s Returning Player of the Year after a dominating 11-year campaign. bags.
“I was impressed,” Schulters said. “We were all like, ‘Sit down somewhere!’ But no. BY was there. I didn’t know how you could do it mentally. For this to happen to your body, to deal with it, and then to come back next season? It was amazing.
After retiring in 2007, Young moved to North Carolina with his wife, Kristin, and their six children. He also coached defensive lines for San Jose State, Notre Dame, Florida and the Atlanta Falcons.
The Youngs also endured the unimaginable pain of losing their son, Colby, 15, to pediatric brain cancer in 2016. Bryant Young handled the tragedy with the same maturity and quiet strength that was the foundation of all his life, and he emerged determined to pursue a life of selflessness and leadership.
“For young guys, the advice I would give them is, never, ever be happy,” Young said. “Always find an opportunity to improve and move forward. There is always work to do. Don’t get caught up in being one-sided. There are always opportunities when you stay open and stay teachable. Keep your eyes focused on what lies ahead and always be open to improving.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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