Community Christian’s Evan Young: Driven Athlete of the Month – Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman


Community Christian’s Evan Young set new personal records in by logging 1,433 All-Purpose yards and 10 touchdowns last season for Community Christian. Young also served as team captain his junior year and will serve again in his upcoming senior campaign. He was also selected as Second-Team All-District team as a kick returner.

Even with the great junior season, Young is continually trying to improve his game.

“I am very dedicated to my sports,” he said. “Everything I do in some way revolves around me getting better in one of my sports, mainly all football. I put in a lot of hard work year round to be the best athlete I can be, and try to stand by the saying that I should never be content with the level I’m at and there is always ways I can be better and push myself even harder.”

The Royals’ head football coach Mat McIntosh says Young is a great leader for the team.

“Evan leads by example,” he said. “He doesn’t wait to be told what to do. He takes time to help the younger guys understand what is going on.”


Young has played football for nine years. He has also competed in soccer for 14 years and track for one year. Young has one player that he looks up to in the NFL.

“Wes Welker would be my biggest influence in football,” Young said. “I just find a lot of similarities between the two of us. I just try to model my game after him.”

When he is not on the field, Young is involved in a variety of things at the school. He was also voted “Mr. Athletic” by the student body and faculty.

“I am a member of the National Honor Society and a part of the yearbook staff as well,” he said. “I am also the powder puff football head coach. And I am a teacher’s aide.”

There are two coaches at Community Christian who have helped Young to grow.

“Coach John Drake and Coach Mat McIntosh have been a big help for me at school,” Young said. “They have taught me a lot over the years. Mainly how to be tougher, how to be a better leader, how to trust in myself more, and how to be a better football player.”

This spring, Young was invited to compete in the NUC Sports Texas vs. World All-Star football game. He started as a wide receiver for Team North.

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