Miami Hurricanes starting corner is seeing his career end abruptly Lance King/Getty Images
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Malek Young #12 of the Miami Hurricanes celebrates his interception with teammate Sheldrick Redwine #22 during their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Miami won 27-13. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Malek Young, who started 13 games for the Miami Hurricanes this past season, is unfortunately seeing his career cut short due to injury. has reported the issue as a “neck/vertebrae’’ injury. It was an injury supposedly suffered against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Orange Bowl.

Young confirmed the news on his Twitter account:

As a true freshman, the corner played in 12 games for the Hurricanes, starting the last three. He broke out as a talent as a sophomore this past season, appearing in all 13 games for Miami, starting 10 of those contests.

It was a meteoric rise for Young, as he was only a three-star recruit coming out of high school.

Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz went on Twitter to send Young a heartfelt message:

“God has the best plan, even when we don’t understand His ways or His timing. You are a great warrior and a true Cane…and there can only be one first…you’ll always be the first to rock the chain!”

This is obviously not great news for his football career, but he appears to be taking it in stride. Furthermore, from the glowing and supportive response Young has received from people within the program, it seems like everyone believes he is destined for big things outside of football.

Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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