He was the first NFL player from a predominantly black college. In 1945, as a freshman, Younger led the nation in scoring with 25 touchdowns. When he graduated in 1948, his NCAA career total of 60 touchdowns was an all-time record. After his senior season, he was voted Black College Football's Player of the Year and named a member of the 1948 Pittsburgh Courier All-America team.
Undrafted by an NFL team, Younger signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent and became the first NFL player from an HBCU. He is the sixth-leading rusher in Rams history with 3,296 yards.