Lions receiver Titus Young received the 2011 Detroit Lions Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Rookie of the Year Award.
Young had 48 receptions for 607 yards, six touchdowns and a 12.6 yards per catch average.
He came on strong the second half of the season and proved to be a very effective weapon in the passing game. Young will continue to be a bigger part of the offense moving forward and coaches are excited for his potential next season.
“He’s a dangerous match-up for other teams,” Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan told Detroitlions.com of Young. “To me, he might be the biggest match-up (advantage) we can continue to grow with the way people defend Calvin (Johnson).
“When he gets on the outside part of the field, he can get behind the defense, and if you have that opposite a player like Calvin, that’s really when you got something.”
The DSBA has been awarding a Lions rookie of the year since 2002. Previous winners include: Joey Harrington, Boss Bailey, Kevin Jones, Shaun Cody, Ernie Sims, Gerald Alexander, Kevin Smith, Louis Delmas and Ndamukong Suh.
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