Vince Young is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and Green Bay Packers. He is widely considered one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks of all-time. Young is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and was the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He played college football at the University of Texas and was drafted third overall in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Early Life of Vince Young
Vince Young was born on May 18, 1983, in Houston, Texas. He was raised by his mother, Felicia, and his grandmother, Carolyn. Young was a standout football player at Madison High School in Houston and was named the District 21-5A Most Valuable Player. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
Young was heavily recruited by college football programs across the country and ultimately chose to attend the University of Texas. He was a member of the varsity basketball team in addition to the football team.
College Career of Vince Young
Young had an impressive college career at the University of Texas. He was an All-Big 12 selection in 2003 and was named the Offensive Player of the Year in 2004. In 2005, Young led the Longhorns to a national championship win over the University of Southern California. He was named the MVP of the Rose Bowl and was a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Young finished his college career with a school record of 6,040 passing yards and 3,127 rushing yards. He was a two-time All-American and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2019.
Professional Career of Vince Young
Young was selected third overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2009. Young led the Titans to the playoffs in 2007 and was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2009.
After the 2010 season, Young was released by the Titans and went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and Green Bay Packers. He retired from the NFL in 2014.
Vince Young is widely regarded as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks of all-time. He had a successful college and professional career, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2019. Young will always be remembered for his tenacious play on the field and his impact on the game of football.