By Erik Harris
AUBURN — Former Hewitt-Trussville student-athlete and current member of the Auburn football team Patrick Young was nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship last Friday.
The scholarship is awarded to 32 of the highest achieving scholars in the country. Those receiving the scholarship are given an opportunity to study at one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed academic institutes—the University of Oxford—located in Oxford, England.
Young, a 2010 graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School, is currently studying biomedical science (pre-medicine) at Auburn University as a member of the Honors College.
The senior is a two-time member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll and a three-time Academic Top Tiger.
While at Hewitt-Trussville, Young shined in and out of the athletic arena. As a senior playing for former Huskies head coach Hal Riddle, he served as the team’s offensive captain. He led the team in receptions and receiving yards and was named the Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Young was an all-area performer on the hardwood his junior and senior years while juggling his involvement in the Student Council, National Honors Society and National Math Honors Society.
Young is the son of Joy and Philip Young and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.