DARREN YOUNG @DarrenYoungWWE

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Birth name Frederick Douglas Rosser III Born November 2, 1979 (age 36) Union Township, New Jersey, United States Residence Miami, Florida, United States Alma mater Fairleigh Dickinson University 

 

November 2, 1983), better known by his ring name Darren Young, is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE where he currently is one half of The Prime Time Players with Titus O’Neil. They are former WWE Tag Team Champions.

Prior to signing with WWE, Rosser competed in Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic independent promotions including Chaotic Wrestling, East Coast Wrestling Association, Independent Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance.

Rosser was born in Union Township, New Jersey. He began watching professional wrestling during the mid-1980s and became interested in becoming a professional wrestler as a teenager, wrestling in several backyard wrestling federations. He attended Union High School in New Jersey, where he played American football, both offensively and defensively. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he played football for a year before deciding to focus on his academic studies and professional wrestling.

Rosser has cited Shawn Michaels and Ricky Steamboat as his favorite wrestlers. In an interview released on August 15, 2013, he publicly discussed being gay. While WWE wrestlers Pat Patterson, Chris Kanyon and Orlando Jordan came out as gay and bisexual, respectively, after either leaving the company or retiring, Rosser is the first professional wrestler ever to publicly come out while still signed to a major promotion. WWE released a statement in support of Rosser for being open about his sexuality, and various fellow wrestlers tweeted their support for him. Rosser has been in a relationship with his boyfriend, Nick, since 2011.

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