THIS IS EPISODE 523 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Ryan Young played five seasons in the NFL from 1999-2003. He was selected in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, and played three seasons with the Jets before getting selected second overall in the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft by the Houston Texans. After injuries in Houston, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys and his former coach, Bill Parcells.
In college, Young was a two-time All-Big 12 selection at Kansas State under coach Bill Snyder. He played in three bowl games during his career with the Wildcats, including the Cotton Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.
Today, Young’s title is “Pastor and Minister of Evangelism” at The Hills Church in Ft. Worth, Texas.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Young about his journey from football to ministry, his favorite Bill Parcells story, his battle with depression and suicide, and the racial unrest in our country amidst a global pandemic.
Athletes & coaches – I’m not sure that God cares so much about the outcome of the game, but sure that He cares about what comes out of you through the game. Praying 4 our @KStateFB family. #Sacrifice #Unity #Diligence #ServantLeadership #Commitment #Fight #Joy #Resiliency #Love
— Ryan Young (@ryanicoach) June 27, 2020