Who is Bunchie Young?
Maxwell ‘Bunchie’ Young was born on 9 December 2006 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Los Angeles, California USA. He’s a 17-year-old rising American Football star, who’s gained worldwide popularity due to his prodigious talent and exceptional skills on the football field.
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How rich is he? Bunchie Young’s Net Worth
As of early 2024, Bunchie’s net worth is estimated at over $200,000, acquired through his prosperous involvement in the sports industry as an American Football player. He’s increased his fortune through other endeavors.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Bunchie spent his early years in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he was raised by his father, Dave Young, and his mother, Laura DeShazor-Dunn; his parents are now divorced. Speaking about his siblings, he has a younger sister named Maxine. He holds American nationality and belongs to the African American ethnic group, and in terms of religion, he’s very open about his faith and he declares his affiliation with Christianity. He participates in a weekly Bible study at the Love and Live Again Ministries church, and frequently writes Bible verses on his arms. He also helps out as an assistant to the church’s choir director.
Speaking about his education, Bunchie went to KIPP Scholar Academy in South Los Angeles; he’s currently pursuing his high school education at a local institution. Furthermore, his outstanding talent in football earned him a football scholarship from the University of Illinois when he was only 10 years old.
Rise to Fame as an American Football Prodigy
Bunchie Young stepped into the world of sports at a very young age under the influence of his father, who first spotted his talent. His interest in American Football sparked after watching a game for the first time at the age of three, so his father started training him. By the time he reached four years old, Bunchie demonstrated his ability to catch, and as a six-year-old, he participated in a 200-meter race that he won with an impressive time of 32.22 seconds, leaving the second-place winner 3.5 seconds behind. His highlights documented on YouTube captured the attention of a large audience, accumulating millions of views and propelling him into the limelight at the age of nine. The following year, he broke the 10-year-old world record for the 100-meter sprint at the Region 15 Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships, with a time of 12.4 seconds.
In 2017, Bunchie earned the title of the SportsKid of the Year from the Sports Illustrated Kids magazine, thanks to his extraordinary achievements, which included scoring an impressive 61 touchdowns in just one and a half seasons of youth American Football, and setting lightning-fast records at his track meets. Furthermore, due to his remarkable skills on the football field, he garnered the attention of the National Football League (NFL). Recognizing his exceptional talent, the NFL provided him with a unique opportunity since they invited him to make an appearance as one of the youngest stars in their commemorative commercial, honoring the 100 Years of the NFL during the Super Bowl LIV in 2019.
Bunchie’s training sessions take place at the Los Angeles-based professional training facility, STARS. His trainer is Mike Evans. He previously actively participated in the Hub City Tar Heels Youth Football organization, playing for the Los Angeles Rams. Since 2021, he’s played for the Eagles of El Segundo Youth Football. Regarding his future plans, Bunchie would like to play in the NFL one day.
Reality Show, Film and TV Appearances
To speak further about his career, Bunchie launched his own YouTube reality show, entitled “Bunchie!” on the channel Overtime SZN. Additionally, he’s made appearances in such TV shows as “No Days Off” and “Today”. He also got a chance to try himself as an actor with the minor role of porcupine captain in the 2022 biographical sports comedy film “Home Team”, sharing the screen with such esteemed actors as Kevin James, Adam Sandler and Allen Covert.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Bunchie has short dark brown curly hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), and weighs around 120lbs (54kgs). However, details about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size are unavailable.
Personal Life and Trivia
Bunchie is known for being a very secretive person, especially when it comes to his romantic life, as he likes to keep all details about it under wraps. Nonetheless, it is believed that he isn’t romantically involved in any relationship at the moment. It seems that he dedicates the majority of his time and energy to his professional career. He still resides in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his father due to his intense training schedule.
During his spare time, Bunchie enjoys hanging out with his family and friends.
Regarding his hobbies, he also plays baseball. His American Football idol is the legendary NFL running back Barry Sanders.