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Bryce Young Had a Surprising Side Hustle While at Alabama

Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young shared how he made money as a freshman quarterback on campus.

Driving for DoorDash, Uber Eats or some other kind of food delivery service is a great way to earn some extra cash for anyone, but when you learn that Bryce Young — former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft — also did it while in college, it further illustrates that "side hustle" value.

Now the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Young — who signed a four-year, $37.95 million contract that included a $24.6 million signing bonus — once drove for the delivery service DoorDash.

Bryce Young's Side Hustle at Alabama

Former Alabama quarterback Bryce Young

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"When I first got there, I was just learning the playbook and everything," Young said in the clip above. "After that, I was driving for DoorDash, and honestly I would have like a mask on and a hoodie. And I would only accept 'drop it at my door' orders. So, for the most part, I never really got recognized or anything. But, you know, this was before NIL."

Young, the No. 2 overall player and top quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class, was probably highly recognizable in that community, so keeping his appearance hidden was likely a good idea.

We also have to remember, as he said, that this was before NIL, which allows players to make some money from their name, image and likeness.

As a freshman, Young was a backup to fellow first-round draft pick Mac Jones. He made a few appearances in his rookie season, completing 13 passes on 22 attempts for 156 yards and one touchdown.

From there, Young would go on to become the starter for the next two seasons, where he threw for over 8,000 yards, 79 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions.

So, if you're considering doing DoorDash, remember that even a No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick has been there and done that.

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