Hurricanes CB Malek Young to undergo career-ending surgery

Sophomore from Fort Lauderdale injured in Orange Bowl

By David Lang - Executive Producer

Hurricanes defensive back Malek Young wears a "U" gold chain awarded to players who force a turnover.

MIAMI - The college football career of Hurricanes cornerback Malek Young is over.

Miami officially announced Sunday that Young will undergo surgery for a neck injury that he suffered during the Hurricanes' 34-24 Orange Bowl loss against Wisconsin.

"After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff, we determined that my football career should come to to an end," Young said. "I look forward to getting healthy, working towards my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me."

Young, a sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, was the first Hurricanes player to wear the "turnover chain."

He played in 13 games this past season for Miami, recording 43 tackles and two interceptions.

Head coach Mark Richt said the 'Canes will keep Young on a full scholarship.

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