Football features Dirty 30 in Vernon - Vernon Morning Star

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That’s a good article.

Good for Dirty 30 for holding out and staying tough!
He was a sought after commodity at the end of his college career, and was drafted first overall by the Toronto Argonauts. However, when the Argos wouldn’t meet his contract demands, Young accepted an offer from the Minnesota Vikings and caught on to play two seasons for the NFL club.

“He was a sought after commodity at the end of his college career, and was drafted first overall by the Toronto Argonauts. However, when the Argos wouldn’t meet his contract demands, Young accepted an offer from the Minnesota Vikings and caught on to play two seasons for the NFL club.”

The Lions traded to obtain the rights to Young from the Toronto Argonauts, who held his Canadian rights. They traded those rights to B.C. for Dick Fouts and Bill Symons, and then the Vikings dealt Young to Vancouver for another Lions legend, quarterback Joe Kapp

"Known as Dirty 30 for his work ethic and for being one of the toughest players to ever suit up for the Lions, Young was the heart and soul of the CFL club from 1967 to 1979."

Got a chuckle from that, because he was called Dirty 30 for playing mean &, yes, dirty! Anybody defending him earned their money in bruises. All time Lion great.

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