Malek Young may have seen his career ended prematurely this offseason after just two seasons with the Miami Hurricanes, but it was more than enough time to leave a lasting impact on teammates like N’Kosi Perry.
The redshirt freshman quarterback is in the middle of a quarterback battle with Malik Rosier, Jarren Williams and Cade Weldon, but he found the time to get some fresh ink in Young’s memory after a neck injury forced Young to give football up.
Perry got Young’s No. 12 and his nickname, “Humble Child,” tattooed on his left wrist and shared a picture of it with Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post.
Young played in 12 games and made 4 starts as a freshman at Miami. Then, in his sophomore season, he became a more permanent part of the starting lineup (10 starts in 13 games) and earned honorable mention All-ACC honors.
Unfortunately, Young was hurt in the first quarter of the Orange Bowl against Wisconsin and would go on to have career-ending surgery in the offseason.
He’ll remain around the team in 2018 and could get a taste of coaching that allows him to still realize the dream of a career in football. He certainly has enough respect from his teammates to think that he could be a natural in that field.