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Vince Young

Vincent Paul Young Jr. (born May 18, 1984) is a former American football quarterback. Young played in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Vince Young
Young with the Titans in 2008
No. 10, 9
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1984-05-18)May 18, 1984 (age 37)
Houston, Texas, United States
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Houston (TX) Madison
College:Texas (2002–2005)
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:46–51
Passing yards:8,964
Passer rating:74.4
Completion percentage:57.9
Rushing yards:1,459
Rushing touchdowns:12
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Young played college football for the University of Texas. As a junior, he won the Davey O'Brien Award, awarded annually to the best college quarterback in the nation. He finished second behind Reggie Bush in Heisman Trophy voting. After the Heisman voting, Young led his team to a BCS National Championship against the defending BCS national champion USC Trojans in the 2006 Rose Bowl. It was one of the most-anticipated, greatest games in the history of college football. Texas retired Young's jersey on August 30, 2008.

He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Titans where he compiled a 30–17 starting record. In his rookie season, Young was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team as a reserve. In 2009, Young earned his second Pro Bowl selection and was named Sporting News NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He later played one year as a backup with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and had offseason stints with the Buffalo Bills, the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns from 2012–2014. In 2017, he attempted a comeback in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but was released before the season began.

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Young grew up in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood of Houston, Texas, where he was primarily raised by his mother and his grandmother. His father, Vincent Young Sr., missed much of Vince's college career due to a 2003 burglary conviction and prison sentence. Young credits his mother and grandmother for keeping him away from the street gangs. At the age of seven, Young was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle at the corner of Tidewater and Buxley, streets in his Houston neighborhood. The accident nearly killed him, leaving him hospitalized for months after the bicycle's handle bar went into his stomach. Today, he credits this event for making him into a "tougher" individual. Young wore the #10 to show love and respect for his mother, Felicia Young, whose birthday is June 10. Young attended Dick Dowling Middle School in Hiram Clarke. Some of Young's friends were a part of the "Hiram Clarke Boys", a local street gang; many of those friends died as a result of their activities. Young's mother confronted him after he had been involved in a fight between gangs, and told him that he needed to change his behavior.

High school career

You can't turn on a television in Houston without seeing Vince Young. You might see him more than the Texans. He was like LeBron James in Houston when he was coming out of high school.

Rodrique Wright, Alief Hastings High School, and later Texas defensive tackle.

Young was coached by Ray Seals at Madison High School in Houston, where he started at quarterback for three years and compiled 12,987 yards of total offense during his high school career. During his senior season, he led his Madison Marlins to a 61–58 victory in the 5A Regionals over the previously undefeated Galena Park North Shore Mustangs, accounting for more than 400 yards of total offense while passing for three touchdowns and rushing for two more before a crowd of 45,000 in the Houston Astrodome. After beating Missouri City Hightower 56–22 in the state quarterfinals, Houston Madison faced Austin Westlake in the state semi-finals. Although Young completed 18-of-30 passes for 400 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 92 yards (on 18 carries) and a touchdown, Houston Madison lost by a score of 48–42.

Among the honors Young received in high school were:

Young was also a varsity athlete in numerous other sports. In basketball, he played as a guard/forward and averaged more than 25 points per game over his career. This allowed him to be a four-year letterman and two-time all-district performer. In track and field, he was a three-year letterman and member of two district champion 400-meter relay squads. In baseball he played for two seasons, spending time as both an outfielder and pitcher. He also made the all-state team in football and in track.

Young during the 2005 Big XII Championship game
Young scores a touchdown in the 2005 Big 12 Championship Game.
Young about to score the go-ahead touchdown in the 2006 Rose Bowl

Young enrolled at the University of Texas, where he played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2002 to 2005. He was part of an exceptionally strong Texas recruiting class that included future NFL players Rodrique Wright, Justin Blalock, Brian Robison, Kasey Studdard, Lyle Sendlein, David Thomas, Selvin Young, and Aaron Ross. Young redshirted his freshman year.

2003 season

As a redshirt freshman during the 2003 season, Young was initially second on the depth chart behind Chance Mock. However, Mock was benched halfway through the season (in the game against Oklahoma) in favor of Young. After that game, Young and Mock alternated playing time, with Young's running ability complementing Mock's drop-back passing.

2004 season

As a redshirt sophomore in the 2004 season, Young started every game and led the Longhorns to an 11–1 season record (losing 12–0 to rival Oklahoma in a shutout), a top 5 final ranking, and the school's first-ever appearance in the Rose Bowl, in which they defeated the University of Michigan. He began to earn his reputation as a dual-threat quarterback by passing for 1,849 and rushing for 1,189 yards. The Texas coaches helped facilitate this performance by changing the team offensive scheme from the more traditional I-formation to a Shotgun formation with three wide receivers. This change gave the offense more options in terms of play selection, and consequently made it more difficult to defend against.

Before his junior season, Young appeared on the cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football alongside Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal.

2005 season: National Championship

As a redshirt junior in the 2005 season, Young led the Longhorns to an 11–0 regular season record. The Longhorns held a #2 ranking in the preseason, and held that ranking through the season except for one week when they were ranked #1 in the Bowl Championship Series. Texas then won the Big 12 championship game and still held their #2 BCS ranking, which earned them a berth in the National Championship Rose Bowl game against the USC Trojans. Before the game, the USC Trojans were being discussed on ESPN and other media outlets as possibly the greatest college football team of all time. Riding a 34-game winning streak, including the previous National Championship, USC featured two Heisman Trophy winners in the backfield – quarterback Matt Leinart (2004 Heisman winner) and running back Reggie Bush (2005 Heisman winner—since vacated).

In the 2006 Rose Bowl, Young accounted for 467 yards of total offense (200 rushing, 267 passing) and three rushing touchdowns (including a 9-yard touchdown scramble on 4th down with 19 seconds left) to lead the Longhorns to a 41–38 victory. This performance led to him winning Rose Bowl MVP honors. Young finished the season with 3,036 yards passing and 1,050 yards rushing earning him the Davey O'Brien Award. He was also named the Longhorns MVP. He was named an All-American.

Early in his college career, Young had been criticized as "great rusher...average passer", and his unconventional throwing motion had been criticized as being "side-arm" as opposed to the conventional "over the top" throwing motion typically used by college quarterbacks.

Young reached a win/loss record as a starter of 30–2, ranking him #1 of all University of Texas quarterbacks by number of wins, although his successor, Colt McCoy, would far surpass him with 45. His .938 winning percentage as a starting quarterback ranks sixth best in Division I history. Young's career passing completion percentage is the best in Texas history, 60.8%. During his career at Texas (2003–05), Young passed for 6,040 yards (No. 5 in Texas history) and 44 touchdowns (No. 4 in Texas history) while rushing for 3,127 yards (No. 1 on Texas's all-time QB rushing list/No. 7 on Texas's all-time list) and 37 touchdowns (No. 5 on Texas's all-time rushing touchdowns list/Tied for No. 1 among quarterbacks). He was also #10 on ESPN/IBM's list of the greatest college football players ever. In 2007, ESPN compiled a list of the top 100 plays in college football history; Young's game-winning touchdown in the 2006 Rose Bowl ranked #5.

The University of Texas retired Young's #10 jersey during the 2008 season-opening football game on August 30, 2008.

Statistics

Year Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2003 84 143 1,155 6 7 135 998 7.4 11
2004 148 250 1,849 12 11 167 1,079 6.5 14
2005 212 325 3,036 26 10 155 1,050 6.8 12
Totals 444 718 6,040 44 28 457 3,127 6.8 37

List of accomplishments and records

  • Vince Young was the first player in NCAA I-A history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. The only other player to do so was Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan University.
  • Young owns five of the top seven single-game quarterback rushing performances in UT history: 267 yards vs Oklahoma State as a Junior; 200 yards vs USC as a Junior; 192 yards vs. Michigan as a Sophomore; 163 yards vs. Nebraska as a Freshman; 158 yards at Texas Tech as a Sophomore.
  • Young has six of the top 8 longest runs by a quarterback in UT history.
  • Young became the first player in UT history to pass and rush for 1,000 or more yards in the same season.
  • Young became the first quarterback in UT history to have three 100-yard rushing games (vs. Oklahoma, at Baylor, vs. Nebraska) in the same season and is tied with Ricky Williams (1995) for the third-most 100-yard games by a freshman in school history.
  • Young's 17 wins and 43 touchdowns accounted for in 2003–2004 were the most ever by a UT quarterback in their first two years. However, Colt McCoy surpassed both of these, accounting for 57 touchdowns and 20 wins in 2006–2007.
  • Young is a two-time winner of the Rose Bowl MVP award, joining Ron Dayne, Bob Schloredt, and Charles White as the only two-time winners.
  • He passed for 44 touchdowns (No. 4 in UT history)
  • Rose Bowl Record & BCS Championship Game Record – Total yards (467)
  • Rose Bowl Record – Touchdowns responsible for (5), tied by Mark Sanchez in 2009
  • Rose Bowl Record & BCS Record- Net rushing yards by a quarterback (200), broke his own record
  • Rose Bowl Record – Points responsible for (30), tied by Mark Sanchez in 2009
  • Bowl Record – Net rushing yards by a quarterback (201), surpassed by Dwight Dasher in 2009 New Orleans Bowl
  • BCS Record – Total yards (467), surpassed by Tim Tebow in 2009
  • BCS Record – Touchdowns responsible for (5), tied Matt Leinart, tied by Mark Sanchez in 2009
  • BCS Record – Rushing touchdowns (4), tied Dominick Davis and Ron Dayne
  • BCS Record – Points Scored (24), tied Dominick Davis and Ron Dayne
  • BCS Record & BCS Championship Game Record – Most rushing yards per attempt (10.53)
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Rushing yards (200)
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Net rushing yards by a quarterback (200)
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Rushing touchdowns (3), tied LenDale White in same game
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Pass completions (30)
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Passes without an interception (40)
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Completion percentage (75.0%)
  • BCS Championship Game Record – Points Scored (20), tied Peter Warrick
  • UT Record – Touchdown passes, season (26), tied with Chris Simms, surpassed by Colt McCoy
  • UT Record – Passing completion percentage, careers (61.8%), surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Total Offense, game (506)
  • UT Record – Total Offense, season (4,086), surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Total Offense, career (9,167), surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Average gain per play, season (8.5 yards)
  • UT Record – Average gain per play, career (7.8 yards)
  • UT Record – Pass completion percentage, game (86.2%) against Colorado in 2005, surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Pass completion percentage, career (61.8%) (min 100 attempts), surpassed by McCoy in 2009
  • UT Record – Wins by a quarterback, Career (30), surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Longest run by a Quarterback (80 yards)
  • UT Record – Most rushing yards by a Quarterback, game (267), against Oklahoma State, broke his own record previously set against Michigan
  • UT Record – Most rushing yards by a Quarterback, career (3,127), also 5th best by any UT player
  • UT Record – Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, season (14), surpassed by Sam Ehlinger in 2018
  • UT Record – Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, career (37), also 4th best by any UT player
  • UT Record – Most games rushing and passing for more than 100 yards, career (5 games)
  • UT Record – Most 300 yard total offense games, season (6), tied by and then surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Most 300 yard total offense games, career (10), surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Most 400 yard total offense games, season (2), tied by and then surpassed by McCoy
  • UT Record – Most 400 yard total offense games, career (4)
  • UT Record – Most 500 yard total offense games, season (1)
  • UT Record – Most 500 yard total offense games, career (1)
  • UT Record – Most Offensive yards, game (506 yards), against Oklahoma State on October 29, 2005, broke his own record
  • UT Record – Most 100 yard rushing games by a quarterback, season (3 games), tied his own record twice
  • Big 12 & UT Record – Passing efficiency, season (163.9), surpassed by Sam Bradford in 2007 for Big 12 and McCoy for UT
  • Big 12 & UT Record – Win/loss record as a starter of 30–2 gives him a .938 winning percentage as a starting quarterback. This also ranks sixth best in NCAA Division I football history.
  • Big 12 & UT Record – Yards per rush, career (6.8)
  • In the Rose Bowl on January 4, 2006, the BCS National Championship, he completed 30 of 40 passes for 267 yards and carried the ball 19 times for 200 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Those 200 rushing yards set a Bowl game rushing record by a QB. He was named Rose Bowl MVP for the second time in his career. UT beat USC by the score of 41 to 38 and Vince Young ran in the winning touchdown. In this game, UT ended USC's 34-game win streak. Young's 467 total yards set a new Rose Bowl record.

College awards and honors

Throughout the 2005 season Young had indicated that he planned to return to the University of Texas for his senior year in 2006. The day after Texas won the BCS National Championship, Young accepted an invitation to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. When Leno asked Young whether he would stay for his senior year of college or declare for the 2006 NFL Draft, Young replied that he would discuss the matter with his pastor, his family, and coach Mack Brown. On January 8, 2006, Young announced he would enter the NFL draft, where he was expected to be drafted early in the first round. Even after his Rose Bowl performance, some observers said he may have difficulty in the NFL because of his unorthodox sidearm throwing motion and the different style of play in the NFL.

The Saints, who held the second overall pick, were likely to pass on drafting a high-rated quarterback after Drew Brees signed with the team as a free agent. Though Titans quarterback Steve McNair was a personal friend of Young's and favored him as his "heir apparent", Tennessee's coaches reportedly favored drafting Matt Leinart, and Young was no longer thought to be a consensus top five pick. Some had speculated that he would not even be picked in the top ten.

News regarding the Wonderlic, a standardized test given to all recruits, was problematic for Young. On February 25, 2006, during the NFL Combine, it was reported that Vince scored a 6 out of a possible 50 points on his Wonderlic Test. The test is designed to measure a player's ability to learn a complex NFL playbook. Some observers believed this score would lower Young's draft selection and faulted his agent, Major Adams, for not preparing Young ahead of time with practice tests.

However, on February 26, 2006, combine officials said the reported score of 6 was incorrect. According to NFL Spokesman Steve Alic, "I can tell you absolutely that the score that has been reported on the Internet is inaccurate. I spoke to the person who graded the test, and he assured me that that number was not correct." The next day, the test was re-administered and Young allegedly scored a 16.

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash Wonderlic
6 ft4+58 in
(1.95 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
33+14 in
(0.84 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.58 s 6, 16
Wonderlic was taken at NFL Scouting Combine; others are from Texas Pro Day.

Tennessee Titans

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2006 season: Rookie season

The NFL Draft was held on April 29–30, 2006. The Tennessee Titans drafted Vince Young with their first round pick (3rd choice overall), confirming the predictions of many draft experts. He was the first quarterback taken in the draft, with the Titans choosing him instead of Matt Leinart. The Titans general manager, Floyd Reese, said Young's upside was the deciding factor in his being chosen. Reese said, "Last night at 11:35, I was on my knees praying ... he will rewrite the position. This guy physically is such a combination of arms and legs. People want to make him out to be a Michael Vick. He's not that. He's different."

On July 27, 2006, Young agreed to terms on his initial contract with the Titans. Terms of the deal were reported to include five years with a sixth year team option and as much as US$58 million overall including $25.7 million in guaranteed money. As a quarterback, Young was able to reach a deal similar to that signed by the draft's #1 overall pick, Texans defensive end Mario Williams.

On August 12, 2006, Young made his preseason debut against the New Orleans Saints which featured Reggie Bush in his NFL debut, the two Heisman candidates picking up where they left off in the BCS national championship game seven months before. Young did not start, but entered the game in the second half. On September 17, Young threw for his first career touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. Young made his first career start versus the Dallas Cowboys on October 1, 2006, completing 14 of 29 passes for 155 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He achieved his first NFL victory (against the Washington Redskins, 25–22) on October 15, 2006.

Young during the 2007 Pro Bowl, wearing red/white #10

On Sunday November 26, 2006, Vince Young led his first NFL fourth-quarter comeback, against the New York Giants. With the Giants leading 21–0, the tide suddenly changed after New York quarterback Eli Manning threw an interception to Pacman Jones. Young subsequently led a scoring drive, throwing a touchdown pass to ex-Longhorn teammate Bo Scaife. After the Titans forced a three-and-out, Young ran an option play for a touchdown on the next drive. Another successful stop led to Young throwing his second touchdown of the quarter. After another Eli Manning interception to Pacman Jones, this time with only 30 seconds left in the game, Young calmly led his team down the field for Rob Bironas' game-winning field goal; the final score was 24–21 over the Giants. It is statistically the best performance of Vince Young's NFL career: he went 24/35 for 249 yards and two touchdowns, with a 107.9 passer rating. He also rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown.

A week later, Young led another come-from-behind victory over the Indianapolis Colts who, prior to the game, held a 10–1 record. The late Rob Bironas iced the game with a 60-yard field goal. The 14-point comeback marked the first time in NFL history that a rookie quarterback led two 14+ point comebacks in the same season.

On Sunday, December 24, 2006, Vince Young led yet another come-from-behind victory over the Buffalo Bills who, along with the Titans, had a 7–7 record and were competing for an AFC wild card playoff spot. This time the comeback was from 9 points down after Rian Lindell kicked a 24-yard field goal at the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 29–20 in favor of the Bills. Young then led the Titans on a 9-play, 62-yard drive that spanned 4:16 and ended with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jones to make the score 27–29. After a three and out by the Buffalo Bills, Young again led his team on a 7:15, 14-play scoring drive that culminated in a 30-yard field goal by Rob Bironas, putting the Titans on top 30–29. Bironas' kick would prove to be the winning points. Young ended the day going 13-of-20 for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, with a rating of 127.7. He also rushed 8 times for 61 yards and 1 touchdown.

Young held the then NFL record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback with 552, breaking the old record of 408 yards set by Bobby Douglass in 1969. It has since been broken by quarterbacks Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III in 2011 and 2012 respectively. He won the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of The Year honors at the conclusion of the 2006 NFL campaign, becoming only the third quarterback to win the award, along with Dennis Shaw and Ben Roethlisberger.

On February 3, Vince Young was named to the 2007 Pro Bowl to replace Philip Rivers whose foot injury kept him out of what would have been his first Pro Bowl appearance. Young threw one interception in limited play time in the Pro Bowl.

Vince Young along with Congressman Al Green at the Vince Young Parade in Houston on February 11, 2006

Of the rookie quarterback class of 2006, Vince Young has the best record as a starter, surpassing the only other three starting rookie quarterbacks: Matt Leinart, Jay Cutler, and Bruce Gradkowski. During the 2006 season, Vince Young led the Tennessee Titans to eight wins including six straight wins. He had a record of 8–5 as a starter. Of the wins, four of them were fourth quarter comebacks, including three straight fourth quarter comebacks. His passer rating was 66.7, which ranked 30th of 31 qualified quarterbacks in the NFL that season. Only Tampa Bay quarterback Bruce Gradkowski had a lower rating of 65.9.

Vince Young has also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated six times: once in the 2005 College Football season preview issue, on a December issue prior to the Big 12 Championship game versus Colorado, on the weekly edition after the 2006 Rose Bowl and also the Commemorative edition following the 2006 Rose Bowl, once for the 2006 NFL Draft preview issue, and most recently after the Titans won 4 straight games in the 2006 NFL season. Young's performance in his rookie season earned him the honor of being the cover athlete for the video game Madden NFL 08.

Young was awarded the NFL Rookie of the Year honors for 2006. In spite of this, Young considered ending his career. In an article published by NFL.com Young was quoted as saying he thought about retiring from professional football after his first season stating "I really thought long and hard about it. There was so much going on with my family. It was crazy being an NFL quarterback. It wasn't fun anymore. All of the fun was out of it. All of the excitement was gone. All I was doing was worrying about things." However, Young would later recant this stating he never considered quitting football and his remarks were blown out of proportion.

2007 season

For the first exhibition game against the Washington Redskins on August 11, 2007, Titans Coach Jeff Fisher benched Young after he broke one of the team rules. Though Fisher declined to mention the rule Young broke, Young later hesitantly admitted that he left the team hotel the previous night in order to sleep at his home without informing Fisher. Young apologized for his behavior and was allowed to play for the next game.

During the Titans first game, a 13–10 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Young threw for 78 yards with 1 interception and ran for 22 yards, including a touchdown. In Week 2, the Titans lost 22–20 to the Indianapolis Colts at home. Vince threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and ran for 53 yards on 5 carries. During Week 3, the Titans played the New Orleans Saints in the first of their 2 appearances on Monday Night Football in the 2007 season. The Titans beat the Saints 31–14 behind Young's 185 total yards (21 rushing, 164 passing) and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception. On Sunday October 7, Vince Young and the Titans took to the field in Nashville as they took on the Atlanta Falcons. Despite a lackluster day, the Titans and Young would come away with the victory 20–13. Young was 20–33 with 153 yards and 3 interceptions.

Young injured his quadriceps during the first half of a matchup against Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. Young went to the dressing room clutching his leg, but returned after half-time and was shown warming up on the sidelines. However, he would not return to the game as a precautionary measure. The Titans would go on to lose the game 13–10.

Despite an upcoming divisional matchup against the Houston Texans Young missed the following week's matchup after being listed as a gametime decision. This would be Young's first start missed due to injury. He returned the next week against the Oakland Raiders to complete 6 of 14 attempts for 42 yards in a 13–9 win. The following week against Carolina, Young would complete 14 of 23 attempts for 110 yards and 2 interceptions and add 25 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a 20–7 win.

In Week 10 Young completed 24 of 41 passes for 257 yards 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in 28–13 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Young's 257 yards passing in the game would become a new career high passing his previous best of 249 yards in a 24–21 comeback win over the New York Giants in Week 12 of the 2006–2007 season. His 41 attempts would also be a new career high.

The following week Young eclipsed his previous mark for passing yards in a game by throwing for 305 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions as well as rushing for 74 yards and 1 touchdown in a 34–20 loss against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. His 379 combined yards would set a new career mark passing his previous best of 318 total yards in a 24–21 comeback win over the New York Giants in Week 12 of the 2006–2007 season. He would also equal his career high in attempts with 41.

In Week 13, Young had his best overall passing game of the season against the Houston Texans. Young ended the day by going 21 of 31 for 248 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception for a 99.9 QB Rating in a 28–20 win. Young also added 5 carries for 44 yards which brought his streak of 250+ combined yardage games to 4 straight.

In Week 15, Young posted his best QB Rating of the season by going 16 of 26 for 191 yards with 2 touchdown and 0 interceptions for a QB Rating of 109.6. He would also add 7 carries for 32 yards as the Titans overcame a 14–10 halftime lead by the Kansas City Chiefs to win the game 26–17 and keep their playoff hopes alive moving to 8–6 for the season.

In Week 16, Young completed 12 of 22 passes for 166 yards and 1 interception and added 1 rushing yard in a 10–6 win against the New York Jets. The win against the Jets combined with a loss by the Cleveland Browns earlier in the day put the Titans in position for the last play off spot in the AFC.

In Week 17, Vince Young and the Titans' playoff wishes came to life as they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 16–10 to clinch the 6th seed in the AFC Playoffs. Young would leave the game in the 3rd quarter after suffering what seemed to be a re-injury of his right quad which kept him out for a game earlier in the season. Backup quarterback Kerry Collins would enter in the game and lead the Titans to 2 field goals to break a 10–10 tie and seal the victory. Before the injury, Young posted some of his best numbers of the year by completing 14 of 18 passes for 157 yards with 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and posting a 103.0 QB Rating.

At the end of the regular season, Young finished with 2,459 passing yards with 9 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Additionally, Young would finish with 395 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.

In Young's first playoff game, he completed 16 of 29 passes for 138 yards and one interception and had 12 rushing yards for a 53.5 passer rating in a 17–6 loss to the Chargers.

2008 season

In the first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Young injured his knee and was expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks. On September 15, Jeff Fisher made the decision to go with Kerry Collins and for Collins to remain the starter for the rest of the season. The Titans went on to finish 13–3 in the regular season with Young assuming back-up duties.

2009 season: Comeback Player of the Year

During the 2009 offseason, Coach Jeff Fisher announced that Kerry Collins would remain the Titans' starting quarterback for the 2009 season; Fisher said that if Young wanted to become the starting quarterback, he would have to "earn his job back".

On October 29, 2009, following a disappointing 0–6 start to the season, Coach Fisher announced that Young would replace Collins as starter. Titans owner Bud Adams had reportedly urged Fisher to give Young more playing time following the team's 59–0 loss to the New England Patriots on October 18, and became even more insistent during the team's bye week that followed. Fisher nonetheless withheld announcing the change "for competitive reasons" until the Thursday afternoon before the Titans' next game, on Sunday, November 1, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Upon announcing the change, Fisher further stated: "I'm still in Kerry Collins' corner because I don't believe that our record is a reflection of the quarterback play", Fisher said. "It's a reflection of the team play. I'm still in his corner, but we've decided to go ahead and make this change."

Young won eight of his ten starts in the 2009 campaign. The 2009 Titans are the first team in NFL history to win five straight after losing their first six games. On November 29, 2009, Young led the Titans on a 2:37 long, 99-yard drive near the end of their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Young sealed the deal, with a 10-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Kenny Britt on 4th down as time expired. The Titans won 20–17. Young finished with a 99.7 quarterback rating, went 27 for 43, with a career-high 387 yards, one touchdown, and had four carries for eight yards. Incidentally, due to an injury to Cardinals' starting quarterback Kurt Warner, this would mark a rematch of the 2006 Rose Bowl between Young and Cardinals' back-up quarterback Matt Leinart.

Young finished third in the bidding for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell Williams and the winner, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Shortly thereafter, Young was announced as the Sporting News comeback player of the year.

Young played in the 2010 Pro Bowl, taking the roster spot of the injured Philip Rivers after Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer declined to replace Rivers due to their own respective injuries. It was the 2nd Pro Bowl appearance of his career, his first being after his 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award-winning season.

2010 season

Young led the Titans to a 4–5 record in nine of their first ten games in 2010 while throwing for ten touchdowns with a 98.6 passer rating.

During a Week 11 loss to the Washington Redskins, Young suffered a torn flexor tendon in his right thumb, and was held out of the game after he prepared to reenter. Following the game, Young threw his shoulder pads into the crowd as he left the field, had an altercation with Coach Fisher in the locker room, and stormed out. Fisher then declared that Rusty Smith would become the Titans' starting quarterback.

On January 5, 2011, Titans owner Bud Adams issued a press release stating that Young would no longer be on the team's roster for the 2011–12 season. Vince Young would finish his Titans career with a 30–17 record (63.8%) over five years. As a Titan, Young finished with a 75.4 quarterback rating, with 42 touchdown passes and 42 interceptions.

On July 28, 2011, Young was released by the Titans.

Philadelphia Eagles

Young on the sidelines during an Eagles game in 2011.

Young was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to a one-year contract on July 29, 2011. Upon signing, Young declared the Eagles would become the "Dream Team", a label which would become highly publicized by media outlets.

2011 season

Young's first start as an Eagle came on November 20, 2011 in a Sunday Night Football match up against the New York Giants. Young played quarterback in the Eagles' 17–10 win, finishing the game with 258 passing yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. The Eagles subsequently lost Young's second start of the season, 38–20 the following week against the New England Patriots. Young finished with 400 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a losing effort. In his third and final start the following week, Young threw one touchdown and four interceptions as the Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks 31–14, dropping the Eagles record to 4–8 and Young's record as a starter to 1–2 on the season. The loss would be the final regular season game of Young's career.

Final NFL years

Young signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on May 11, 2012. He was released by the team on August 27, 2012.

On August 6, 2013, Young signed a one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers. He was released by the team on August 31, 2013.

On May 1, 2014, Young signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. He was released by the team on May 12, 2014.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

In early February 2017, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) added Young to their negotiation list. A couple weeks later Leigh Steinberg, Young's agent, confirmed he'd conducted talks on behalf his client with the Roughriders. On March 8, 2017, Young was rumored to be signing with the Roughriders imminently.

On March 9, 2017, the Roughriders held a press conference to formally announce the signing of Young. Young entered training camp fighting alongside Bryan Bennett and Brandon Bridge for the backup quarterback position to CFL-veteran Kevin Glenn. On June 6, 2017, partway through training camp, Young suffered a hamstring injury. On June 12, 2017, following the team's first preseason game, it was announced that Young would miss 4–6 weeks with a torn hamstring. Five days later, he was waived by the Roughriders.

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2006 TEN 15 13 184 357 51.5 2,199 6.2 12 13 66.7 83 552 6.7 7
2007 TEN 15 15 238 382 62.3 2,546 6.7 9 17 71.1 93 395 4.2 3
2008 TEN 3 1 22 36 61.1 219 6.1 1 2 64.5 8 27 3.4 0
2009 TEN 12 10 152 259 58.7 1,879 7.3 10 7 82.8 55 281 5.1 2
2010 TEN 9 8 93 156 59.6 1,255 8.0 10 3 98.6 25 125 5.0 0
2011 PHI 6 3 66 114 57.9 866 7.6 4 9 60.8 18 79 4.4 0
Career 60 50 755 1304 57.9 8,964 6.9 46 51 74.4 282 1,459 5.2 12

Source:

Awards and honors

On June 14, 2014, Young announced his retirement. After announcing his retirement, he did say for a "guaranteed offer", he would come out of retirement. Young stated he also planned to work at the University of Texas in some form following his retirement. On August 14, 2014, Young had been hired by the University of Texas to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement as a development officer for program alumni relations and raising money for programs that assist first-generation and low-income college students. His employment with the University of Texas ended on March 9, 2019 due to poor performances and absences, having been given job warnings dating back to 2017. In 2021 he was hired by the University of Texas as a special assistant in the Athletic Department.

As a result of his strong on-field performance and his ties to the Houston area, January 10, 2006, was proclaimed "Vince Young Day" in his hometown. The Texas Senate passed a resolution on February 20, 2007, to declare the day "Vince Young Day" throughout the state.

Young has been in a number of television commercials for Madden 2008 (for which he was on the cover), Reebok with Allen Iverson, a television commercial for Vizio, and Campbell's Chunky Soup. He also appears in rapper Mike Jones's video, "My 64". Young was also interviewed by 60 Minutes for an episode that was aired on September 30, 2007.

Young re-enrolled at the University of Texas for the 2008 spring semester. In 2013, Young graduated from Texas with a degree in youth and community studies from the College of Education.

Young continues to live in Houston's Hiram Clarke neighborhood. Young's grandmother, Betty, lives in the Sunnyside area of Houston.

Disappearance

On September 9, 2008, a distraught Young left his home without his cell phone. The reasons given were that Young was upset over being booed by fans after throwing a second interception against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars the previous day and the sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee suffered four plays after head coach Jeff Fisher prodded him back into the game. Young postponed a doctor's examination until the following day. After speaking to members of Young's family, Fisher called Nashville police. After a four-hour search, they found Young, who agreed to meet with Fisher and police at the team's training facility.

In regards to the incident, Young's mother (Felicia Young) stated that her son was "hurting inside and out."

Financial problems

In September 2012, the Associated Press reported that Young had spent much of the $34 million salary he earned in the NFL and was facing financial problems after defaulting on a $1.9 million high interest payday loan. Young filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the lender, Pro Player Funding LLC, from enforcing a judgment of nearly $1.7 million with a claim that the loan documents were forged and he did not knowingly execute the loan. However, Young had authorized $1 million in loan payments to Pro Player directly from his Eagles salary prior to defaulting and Young's signatures on loan documents were notarized. Young also filed lawsuits against his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, alleging that they misappropriated $5.5 million of funds. When asked to give a general assessment of Young's finances, Young's attorney, Trey Dolezal, stated "I would just say that Vince needs a job." Young's financial problems have reportedly been a result of lavish spending and, by his account, the betrayal of trusted advisers.

In addition to the $34 million salary during his career in the NFL, Young had signed $30 million in endorsement deals with Reebok, Campbell's Soup, Madden NFL, Vizio and the National Dairy Council.

In January 2014, Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Houston federal bankruptcy court. On January 30, Young petitioned the court to dismiss the bankruptcy filing due to a settlement with Adams and Peoples, and a resulting settlement with Pro Player Funding.

Lawsuits

In December 2008, Young filed suit against former Major League Baseball player Enos Cabell and two others for applying for a trademark to use his initials and "Invinceable" nickname to sell products without his permission in 2006. The suit claims that their use of Young's name has damaged endorsement deals for Young; he asked the court to give him the exclusive rights to use the initials and nickname.

Impersonator

On September 23, 2011, Stephan Pittman, a registered sex offender in Maryland, was arrested on felony fraud charges for impersonating Young.

Legal issues

On January 25, 2016, Young was arrested for DWI in Austin, Texas. He pleaded no contest, was fined $300, and ordered to undergo 60 hours of community service.

On February 5, 2019, Young was arrested for DWI in Fort Bend County, Texas. He was released on a $500 bail the same day.

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Vince Young
Vince Young Language Watch Edit Vincent Paul Young Jr born May 18 1984 is a former American football quarterback Young played in the National Football League NFL for six seasons Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft Vince YoungYoung with the Titans in 2008No 10 9Position QuarterbackPersonal informationBorn 1984 05 18 May 18 1984 age 37 Houston Texas United StatesHeight 6 ft 5 in 1 96 m Weight 232 lb 105 kg Career informationHigh school Houston TX MadisonCollege Texas 2002 2005 NFL Draft 2006 Round 1 Pick 3Career historyTennessee Titans 2006 2010 Philadelphia Eagles 2011 Buffalo Bills 2012 Green Bay Packers 2013 Cleveland Browns 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders 2017 Offseason and or practice squad member onlyCareer highlights and awards2 Pro Bowl 2006 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2006 Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year 2009 BCS national champion 2005 Maxwell Award 2005 Manning Award 2005 Davey O Brien Award 2005 Consensus All American 2005 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year 2005 Heisman Trophy runner up 2005 Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year 2003 Pete Dawkins Trophy 2002 Texas Longhorns No 10 retiredCareer NFL statisticsTD INT 46 51Passing yards 8 964Passer rating 74 4Completion percentage 57 9Rushing yards 1 459Rushing touchdowns 12Player stats at NFL com PFRCollege Football Hall of Fame Young played college football for the University of Texas As a junior he won the Davey O Brien Award awarded annually to the best college quarterback in the nation He finished second behind Reggie Bush in Heisman Trophy voting After the Heisman voting Young led his team to a BCS National Championship against the defending BCS national champion USC Trojans in the 2006 Rose Bowl It was one of the most anticipated greatest games in the history of college football 1 Texas retired Young s jersey on August 30 2008 2 He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Titans where he compiled a 30 17 starting record In his rookie season Young was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team as a reserve 3 In 2009 Young earned his second Pro Bowl selection and was named Sporting News NFL Comeback Player of the Year He later played one year as a backup with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and had offseason stints with the Buffalo Bills the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns from 2012 2014 In 2017 he attempted a comeback in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders but was released before the season began Contents 1 Early life 1 1 High school career 2 College career 2 1 2003 season 2 2 2004 season 2 3 2005 season National Championship 2 4 Statistics 2 5 List of accomplishments and records 2 6 College awards and honors 3 Professional career 3 1 Tennessee Titans 3 1 1 2006 season Rookie season 3 1 2 2007 season 3 1 3 2008 season 3 1 4 2009 season Comeback Player of the Year 3 1 5 2010 season 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles 3 2 1 2011 season 3 3 Final NFL years 3 4 Saskatchewan Roughriders 4 NFL career statistics 4 1 Regular season 4 2 Awards and honors 5 Retirement post NFL career 6 Personal life 6 1 Disappearance 6 2 Financial problems 6 3 Lawsuits 6 4 Impersonator 6 5 Legal issues 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEarly life EditYoung grew up in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood of Houston Texas where he was primarily raised by his mother and his grandmother His father Vincent Young Sr missed much of Vince s college career due to a 2003 burglary conviction and prison sentence 4 Young credits his mother and grandmother for keeping him away from the street gangs At the age of seven Young was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle at the corner of Tidewater and Buxley streets in his Houston neighborhood The accident nearly killed him leaving him hospitalized for months after the bicycle s handle bar went into his stomach Today he credits this event for making him into a tougher individual Young wore the 10 to show love and respect for his mother Felicia Young whose birthday is June 10 5 Young attended Dick Dowling Middle School in Hiram Clarke 6 Some of Young s friends were a part of the Hiram Clarke Boys a local street gang many of those friends died as a result of their activities Young s mother confronted him after he had been involved in a fight between gangs and told him that he needed to change his behavior 7 High school career Edit You can t turn on a television in Houston without seeing Vince Young You might see him more than the Texans He was like LeBron James in Houston when he was coming out of high school Rodrique Wright Alief Hastings High School and later Texas defensive tackle 8 Young was coached by Ray Seals at Madison High School in Houston where he started at quarterback for three years and compiled 12 987 yards of total offense during his high school career 9 During his senior season he led his Madison Marlins to a 61 58 victory in the 5A Regionals over the previously undefeated Galena Park North Shore Mustangs accounting for more than 400 yards of total offense while passing for three touchdowns and rushing for two more before a crowd of 45 000 in the Houston Astrodome 8 After beating Missouri City Hightower 56 22 in the state quarterfinals Houston Madison faced Austin Westlake in the state semi finals Although Young completed 18 of 30 passes for 400 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 92 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown Houston Madison lost by a score of 48 42 Among the honors Young received in high school were being named Parade s and Student Sports National Player of the Year after compiling 3 819 yards and 59 touchdowns as a senior 10 being named 2001 Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year 10 designation as The Sporting News s top high school prospect 9 10 and the Pete Dawkins Trophy in the U S Army All American Bowl 9 Young was also a varsity athlete in numerous other sports In basketball he played as a guard forward and averaged more than 25 points per game over his career This allowed him to be a four year letterman and two time all district performer In track and field he was a three year letterman and member of two district champion 400 meter relay squads In baseball he played for two seasons spending time as both an outfielder and pitcher He also made the all state team in football and in track 10 College career Edit Young during the 2005 Big XII Championship game Young scores a touchdown in the 2005 Big 12 Championship Game Young about to score the go ahead touchdown in the 2006 Rose Bowl Young at the White House with George W Bush Mack Brown and members of the 2005 national championship team Young enrolled at the University of Texas where he played for coach Mack Brown s Texas Longhorns football team from 2002 to 2005 11 He was part of an exceptionally strong Texas recruiting class that included future NFL players Rodrique Wright Justin Blalock Brian Robison Kasey Studdard Lyle Sendlein David Thomas Selvin Young and Aaron Ross 12 13 Young redshirted his freshman year 2003 season Edit See also 2003 Texas Longhorns football team As a redshirt freshman during the 2003 season Young was initially second on the depth chart behind Chance Mock However Mock was benched halfway through the season in the game against Oklahoma in favor of Young After that game Young and Mock alternated playing time with Young s running ability complementing Mock s drop back passing 2004 season Edit See also 2004 Texas Longhorns football team As a redshirt sophomore in the 2004 season Young started every game and led the Longhorns to an 11 1 season record losing 12 0 to rival Oklahoma in a shutout a top 5 final ranking and the school s first ever appearance in the Rose Bowl in which they defeated the University of Michigan He began to earn his reputation as a dual threat quarterback by passing for 1 849 and rushing for 1 189 yards The Texas coaches helped facilitate this performance by changing the team offensive scheme from the more traditional I formation to a Shotgun formation with three wide receivers This change gave the offense more options in terms of play selection and consequently made it more difficult to defend against Before his junior season Young appeared on the cover of Dave Campbell s Texas Football alongside Texas A amp M quarterback Reggie McNeal 2005 season National Championship Edit See also 2005 Texas Longhorns football team As a redshirt junior in the 2005 season Young led the Longhorns to an 11 0 regular season record The Longhorns held a 2 ranking in the preseason and held that ranking through the season except for one week when they were ranked 1 in the Bowl Championship Series 14 Texas then won the Big 12 championship game and still held their 2 BCS ranking which earned them a berth in the National Championship Rose Bowl game against the USC Trojans Before the game the USC Trojans were being discussed on ESPN and other media outlets as possibly the greatest college football team of all time Riding a 34 game winning streak including the previous National Championship USC featured two Heisman Trophy winners in the backfield quarterback Matt Leinart 2004 Heisman winner and running back Reggie Bush 2005 Heisman winner since vacated In the 2006 Rose Bowl Young accounted for 467 yards of total offense 200 rushing 267 passing and three rushing touchdowns including a 9 yard touchdown scramble on 4th down with 19 seconds left to lead the Longhorns to a 41 38 victory This performance led to him winning Rose Bowl MVP honors Young finished the season with 3 036 yards passing and 1 050 yards rushing earning him the Davey O Brien Award 15 He was also named the Longhorns MVP 16 He was named an All American Early in his college career Young had been criticized as great rusher average passer and his unconventional throwing motion had been criticized as being side arm 17 as opposed to the conventional over the top throwing motion typically used by college quarterbacks Young reached a win loss record as a starter of 30 2 ranking him 1 of all University of Texas quarterbacks by number of wins although his successor Colt McCoy would far surpass him with 45 His 938 winning percentage as a starting quarterback ranks sixth best in Division I history Young s career passing completion percentage is the best in Texas history 60 8 During his career at Texas 2003 05 Young passed for 6 040 yards No 5 in Texas history and 44 touchdowns No 4 in Texas history while rushing for 3 127 yards No 1 on Texas s all time QB rushing list No 7 on Texas s all time list and 37 touchdowns No 5 on Texas s all time rushing touchdowns list Tied for No 1 among quarterbacks 18 He was also 10 on ESPN IBM s list of the greatest college football players ever In 2007 ESPN compiled a list of the top 100 plays in college football history Young s game winning touchdown in the 2006 Rose Bowl ranked 5 19 The University of Texas retired Young s 10 jersey during the 2008 season opening football game on August 30 2008 2 20 Statistics Edit Year Passing RushingCmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD2003 84 143 1 155 6 7 135 998 7 4 112004 148 250 1 849 12 11 167 1 079 6 5 142005 212 325 3 036 26 10 155 1 050 6 8 12Totals 444 718 6 040 44 28 457 3 127 6 8 37List of accomplishments and records Edit Vince Young was the first player in NCAA I A history to pass for 3 000 yards and rush for 1 000 yards in the same season The only other player to do so was Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan University Young owns five of the top seven single game quarterback rushing performances in UT history 267 yards vs Oklahoma State as a Junior 200 yards vs USC as a Junior 192 yards vs Michigan as a Sophomore 163 yards vs Nebraska as a Freshman 158 yards at Texas Tech as a Sophomore Young has six of the top 8 longest runs by a quarterback in UT history Young became the first player in UT history to pass and rush for 1 000 or more yards in the same season Young became the first quarterback in UT history to have three 100 yard rushing games vs Oklahoma at Baylor vs Nebraska in the same season and is tied with Ricky Williams 1995 for the third most 100 yard games by a freshman in school history Young s 17 wins and 43 touchdowns accounted for in 2003 2004 were the most ever by a UT quarterback in their first two years However Colt McCoy surpassed both of these accounting for 57 touchdowns and 20 wins in 2006 2007 Young is a two time winner of the Rose Bowl MVP award joining Ron Dayne Bob Schloredt and Charles White as the only two time winners He passed for 44 touchdowns No 4 in UT history Rose Bowl Record amp BCS Championship Game Record Total yards 467 Rose Bowl Record Touchdowns responsible for 5 tied by Mark Sanchez in 2009 Rose Bowl Record amp BCS Record Net rushing yards by a quarterback 200 broke his own record Rose Bowl Record Points responsible for 30 tied by Mark Sanchez in 2009 Bowl Record Net rushing yards by a quarterback 201 surpassed by Dwight Dasher in 2009 New Orleans Bowl BCS Record Total yards 467 surpassed by Tim Tebow in 2009 BCS Record Touchdowns responsible for 5 tied Matt Leinart tied by Mark Sanchez in 2009 BCS Record Rushing touchdowns 4 tied Dominick Davis and Ron Dayne BCS Record Points Scored 24 tied Dominick Davis and Ron Dayne BCS Record amp BCS Championship Game Record Most rushing yards per attempt 10 53 BCS Championship Game Record Rushing yards 200 BCS Championship Game Record Net rushing yards by a quarterback 200 BCS Championship Game Record Rushing touchdowns 3 tied LenDale White in same game BCS Championship Game Record Pass completions 30 BCS Championship Game Record Passes without an interception 40 BCS Championship Game Record Completion percentage 75 0 BCS Championship Game Record Points Scored 20 tied Peter Warrick UT Record Touchdown passes season 26 tied with Chris Simms surpassed by Colt McCoy UT Record Passing completion percentage careers 61 8 surpassed by McCoy UT Record Total Offense game 506 UT Record Total Offense season 4 086 surpassed by McCoy UT Record Total Offense career 9 167 surpassed by McCoy UT Record Average gain per play season 8 5 yards UT Record Average gain per play career 7 8 yards UT Record Pass completion percentage game 86 2 against Colorado in 2005 surpassed by McCoy UT Record Pass completion percentage career 61 8 min 100 attempts surpassed by McCoy in 2009 UT Record Wins by a quarterback Career 30 surpassed by McCoy UT Record Longest run by a Quarterback 80 yards UT Record Most rushing yards by a Quarterback game 267 against Oklahoma State broke his own record previously set against Michigan UT Record Most rushing yards by a Quarterback career 3 127 also 5th best by any UT player UT Record Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback season 14 surpassed by Sam Ehlinger in 2018 UT Record Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback career 37 also 4th best by any UT player UT Record Most games rushing and passing for more than 100 yards career 5 games UT Record Most 300 yard total offense games season 6 tied by and then surpassed by McCoy UT Record Most 300 yard total offense games career 10 surpassed by McCoy UT Record Most 400 yard total offense games season 2 tied by and then surpassed by McCoy UT Record Most 400 yard total offense games career 4 UT Record Most 500 yard total offense games season 1 UT Record Most 500 yard total offense games career 1 UT Record Most Offensive yards game 506 yards against Oklahoma State on October 29 2005 broke his own record UT Record Most 100 yard rushing games by a quarterback season 3 games tied his own record twice Big 12 amp UT Record Passing efficiency season 163 9 surpassed by Sam Bradford in 2007 for Big 12 and McCoy for UT Big 12 amp UT Record Win loss record as a starter of 30 2 gives him a 938 winning percentage as a starting quarterback This also ranks sixth best in NCAA Division I football history Big 12 amp UT Record Yards per rush career 6 8 In the Rose Bowl on January 4 2006 the BCS National Championship he completed 30 of 40 passes for 267 yards and carried the ball 19 times for 200 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns Those 200 rushing yards set a Bowl game rushing record by a QB He was named Rose Bowl MVP for the second time in his career UT beat USC by the score of 41 to 38 and Vince Young ran in the winning touchdown In this game UT ended USC s 34 game win streak Young s 467 total yards set a new Rose Bowl record College awards and honors Edit 2006 ESPY Award for Best Championship Performance 2006 ESPY Award for Best Game 2006 Rose Bowl joint award shared between Texas and USC accepted award along with Matt Leinart 21 22 2006 Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year for 2005 2006 scholastic year 2006 Manning Award winner 2006 Rose Bowl MVP at end of 2005 season 2005 BCS National Championship 2005 The Cingular All America Player of the Year Award 2005 All American Offensive Player 2005 The Maxwell Award College Player of the Year 2005 Davey O Brien National Quarterback Award 2005 1st Team All Big 12 Conference honors unanimous decision 2005 Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player at end of 2004 season 23 2003 Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year Texas Longhorns 10 retiredProfessional career EditThroughout the 2005 season Young had indicated that he planned to return to the University of Texas for his senior year in 2006 24 25 The day after Texas won the BCS National Championship Young accepted an invitation to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno When Leno asked Young whether he would stay for his senior year of college or declare for the 2006 NFL Draft Young replied that he would discuss the matter with his pastor his family and coach Mack Brown On January 8 2006 Young announced he would enter the NFL draft where he was expected to be drafted early in the first round 26 Even after his Rose Bowl performance some observers said he may have difficulty in the NFL because of his unorthodox sidearm throwing motion and the different style of play in the NFL 27 The Saints who held the second overall pick were likely to pass on drafting a high rated quarterback after Drew Brees signed with the team as a free agent Though Titans quarterback Steve McNair was a personal friend of Young s and favored him as his heir apparent Tennessee s coaches reportedly favored drafting Matt Leinart and Young was no longer thought to be a consensus top five pick Some had speculated that he would not even be picked in the top ten 28 News regarding the Wonderlic a standardized test given to all recruits was problematic for Young On February 25 2006 during the NFL Combine it was reported that Vince scored a 6 out of a possible 50 points on his Wonderlic Test The test is designed to measure a player s ability to learn a complex NFL playbook Some observers believed this score would lower Young s draft selection and faulted his agent Major Adams for not preparing Young ahead of time with practice tests 29 However on February 26 2006 combine officials said the reported score of 6 was incorrect According to NFL Spokesman Steve Alic I can tell you absolutely that the score that has been reported on the Internet is inaccurate I spoke to the person who graded the test and he assured me that that number was not correct 30 The next day the test was re administered and Young allegedly scored a 16 31 Pre draft measurables Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40 yard dash Wonderlic6 ft 4 5 8 in 1 95 m 228 lb 103 kg 33 1 4 in 0 84 m 9 1 8 in 0 23 m 4 58 s 6 16Wonderlic was taken at NFL Scouting Combine others are from Texas Pro Day 32 33 Tennessee Titans Edit This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification Please help by adding reliable sources Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately especially if potentially libelous or harmful Find sources Vince Young news newspapers books scholar JSTOR January 2008 Learn how and when to remove this template message 2006 season Rookie season Edit See also 2006 Tennessee Titans season The NFL Draft was held on April 29 30 2006 The Tennessee Titans drafted Vince Young with their first round pick 3rd choice overall confirming the predictions of many draft experts He was the first quarterback taken in the draft with the Titans choosing him instead of Matt Leinart The Titans general manager Floyd Reese said Young s upside was the deciding factor in his being chosen Reese said Last night at 11 35 I was on my knees praying he will rewrite the position This guy physically is such a combination of arms and legs People want to make him out to be a Michael Vick He s not that He s different 34 On July 27 2006 Young agreed to terms on his initial contract with the Titans Terms of the deal were reported to include five years with a sixth year team option and as much as US 58 million overall including 25 7 million in guaranteed money 35 As a quarterback Young was able to reach a deal similar to that signed by the draft s 1 overall pick Texans defensive end Mario Williams On August 12 2006 Young made his preseason debut against the New Orleans Saints which featured Reggie Bush in his NFL debut the two Heisman candidates picking up where they left off in the BCS national championship game seven months before Young did not start but entered the game in the second half On September 17 Young threw for his first career touchdown against the San Diego Chargers Young made his first career start versus the Dallas Cowboys on October 1 2006 completing 14 of 29 passes for 155 yards one touchdown and two interceptions He achieved his first NFL victory against the Washington Redskins 25 22 on October 15 2006 Young during the 2007 Pro Bowl wearing red white 10 On Sunday November 26 2006 Vince Young led his first NFL fourth quarter comeback against the New York Giants With the Giants leading 21 0 the tide suddenly changed after New York quarterback Eli Manning threw an interception to Pacman Jones Young subsequently led a scoring drive throwing a touchdown pass to ex Longhorn teammate Bo Scaife After the Titans forced a three and out Young ran an option play for a touchdown on the next drive Another successful stop led to Young throwing his second touchdown of the quarter After another Eli Manning interception to Pacman Jones this time with only 30 seconds left in the game Young calmly led his team down the field for Rob Bironas game winning field goal the final score was 24 21 over the Giants It is statistically the best performance of Vince Young s NFL career he went 24 35 for 249 yards and two touchdowns with a 107 9 passer rating He also rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown A week later Young led another come from behind victory over the Indianapolis Colts who prior to the game held a 10 1 record The late Rob Bironas iced the game with a 60 yard field goal The 14 point comeback marked the first time in NFL history that a rookie quarterback led two 14 point comebacks in the same season On Sunday December 24 2006 Vince Young led yet another come from behind victory over the Buffalo Bills who along with the Titans had a 7 7 record and were competing for an AFC wild card playoff spot This time the comeback was from 9 points down after Rian Lindell kicked a 24 yard field goal at the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 29 20 in favor of the Bills Young then led the Titans on a 9 play 62 yard drive that spanned 4 16 and ended with a 29 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jones to make the score 27 29 After a three and out by the Buffalo Bills Young again led his team on a 7 15 14 play scoring drive that culminated in a 30 yard field goal by Rob Bironas putting the Titans on top 30 29 Bironas kick would prove to be the winning points Young ended the day going 13 of 20 for 183 yards two touchdowns and no interceptions with a rating of 127 7 He also rushed 8 times for 61 yards and 1 touchdown Young held the then NFL record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback with 552 breaking the old record of 408 yards set by Bobby Douglass in 1969 It has since been broken by quarterbacks Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III in 2011 and 2012 respectively He won the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of The Year honors at the conclusion of the 2006 NFL campaign becoming only the third quarterback to win the award along with Dennis Shaw and Ben Roethlisberger On February 3 Vince Young was named to the 2007 Pro Bowl to replace Philip Rivers whose foot injury kept him out of what would have been his first Pro Bowl appearance Young threw one interception in limited play time in the Pro Bowl Vince Young along with Congressman Al Green at the Vince Young Parade in Houston on February 11 2006 Of the rookie quarterback class of 2006 Vince Young has the best record as a starter surpassing the only other three starting rookie quarterbacks Matt Leinart Jay Cutler and Bruce Gradkowski During the 2006 season Vince Young led the Tennessee Titans to eight wins including six straight wins He had a record of 8 5 as a starter Of the wins four of them were fourth quarter comebacks including three straight fourth quarter comebacks His passer rating was 66 7 which ranked 30th of 31 qualified quarterbacks in the NFL that season Only Tampa Bay quarterback Bruce Gradkowski had a lower rating of 65 9 36 Vince Young has also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated six times once in the 2005 College Football season preview issue on a December issue prior to the Big 12 Championship game versus Colorado on the weekly edition after the 2006 Rose Bowl and also the Commemorative edition following the 2006 Rose Bowl once for the 2006 NFL Draft preview issue and most recently after the Titans won 4 straight games in the 2006 NFL season Young s performance in his rookie season earned him the honor of being the cover athlete for the video game Madden NFL 08 37 Young was awarded the NFL Rookie of the Year honors for 2006 In spite of this Young considered ending his career In an article published by NFL com Young was quoted as saying he thought about retiring from professional football after his first season stating I really thought long and hard about it There was so much going on with my family It was crazy being an NFL quarterback It wasn t fun anymore All of the fun was out of it All of the excitement was gone All I was doing was worrying about things However Young would later recant this stating he never considered quitting football and his remarks were blown out of proportion 38 2007 season Edit See also 2007 Tennessee Titans season For the first exhibition game against the Washington Redskins on August 11 2007 Titans Coach Jeff Fisher benched Young after he broke one of the team rules Though Fisher declined to mention the rule Young broke Young later hesitantly admitted that he left the team hotel the previous night in order to sleep at his home without informing Fisher Young apologized for his behavior and was allowed to play for the next game 39 During the Titans first game a 13 10 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars Young threw for 78 yards with 1 interception and ran for 22 yards including a touchdown In Week 2 the Titans lost 22 20 to the Indianapolis Colts at home Vince threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and ran for 53 yards on 5 carries During Week 3 the Titans played the New Orleans Saints in the first of their 2 appearances on Monday Night Football in the 2007 season The Titans beat the Saints 31 14 behind Young s 185 total yards 21 rushing 164 passing and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception On Sunday October 7 Vince Young and the Titans took to the field in Nashville as they took on the Atlanta Falcons Despite a lackluster day the Titans and Young would come away with the victory 20 13 Young was 20 33 with 153 yards and 3 interceptions Young injured his quadriceps during the first half of a matchup against Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6 Young went to the dressing room clutching his leg but returned after half time and was shown warming up on the sidelines However he would not return to the game as a precautionary measure The Titans would go on to lose the game 13 10 Despite an upcoming divisional matchup against the Houston Texans Young missed the following week s matchup after being listed as a gametime decision This would be Young s first start missed due to injury He returned the next week against the Oakland Raiders to complete 6 of 14 attempts for 42 yards in a 13 9 win The following week against Carolina Young would complete 14 of 23 attempts for 110 yards and 2 interceptions and add 25 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a 20 7 win In Week 10 Young completed 24 of 41 passes for 257 yards 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in 28 13 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars Young s 257 yards passing in the game would become a new career high passing his previous best of 249 yards in a 24 21 comeback win over the New York Giants in Week 12 of the 2006 2007 season His 41 attempts would also be a new career high The following week Young eclipsed his previous mark for passing yards in a game by throwing for 305 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions as well as rushing for 74 yards and 1 touchdown in a 34 20 loss against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football His 379 combined yards would set a new career mark passing his previous best of 318 total yards in a 24 21 comeback win over the New York Giants in Week 12 of the 2006 2007 season He would also equal his career high in attempts with 41 In Week 13 Young had his best overall passing game of the season against the Houston Texans Young ended the day by going 21 of 31 for 248 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception for a 99 9 QB Rating in a 28 20 win Young also added 5 carries for 44 yards which brought his streak of 250 combined yardage games to 4 straight In Week 15 Young posted his best QB Rating of the season by going 16 of 26 for 191 yards with 2 touchdown and 0 interceptions for a QB Rating of 109 6 He would also add 7 carries for 32 yards as the Titans overcame a 14 10 halftime lead by the Kansas City Chiefs to win the game 26 17 and keep their playoff hopes alive moving to 8 6 for the season In Week 16 Young completed 12 of 22 passes for 166 yards and 1 interception and added 1 rushing yard in a 10 6 win against the New York Jets The win against the Jets combined with a loss by the Cleveland Browns earlier in the day put the Titans in position for the last play off spot in the AFC In Week 17 Vince Young and the Titans playoff wishes came to life as they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 16 10 to clinch the 6th seed in the AFC Playoffs Young would leave the game in the 3rd quarter after suffering what seemed to be a re injury of his right quad which kept him out for a game earlier in the season Backup quarterback Kerry Collins would enter in the game and lead the Titans to 2 field goals to break a 10 10 tie and seal the victory Before the injury Young posted some of his best numbers of the year by completing 14 of 18 passes for 157 yards with 0 touchdowns 0 interceptions and posting a 103 0 QB Rating At the end of the regular season Young finished with 2 459 passing yards with 9 touchdowns and 17 interceptions Additionally Young would finish with 395 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns In Young s first playoff game he completed 16 of 29 passes for 138 yards and one interception and had 12 rushing yards for a 53 5 passer rating in a 17 6 loss to the Chargers 2008 season Edit See also 2008 Tennessee Titans season In the first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Young injured his knee and was expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks On September 15 Jeff Fisher made the decision to go with Kerry Collins and for Collins to remain the starter for the rest of the season The Titans went on to finish 13 3 in the regular season with Young assuming back up duties 40 2009 season Comeback Player of the Year Edit See also 2009 Tennessee Titans season During the 2009 offseason Coach Jeff Fisher announced that Kerry Collins would remain the Titans starting quarterback for the 2009 season Fisher said that if Young wanted to become the starting quarterback he would have to earn his job back 41 On October 29 2009 following a disappointing 0 6 start to the season Coach Fisher announced that Young would replace Collins as starter Titans owner Bud Adams had reportedly urged Fisher to give Young more playing time following the team s 59 0 loss to the New England Patriots on October 18 and became even more insistent during the team s bye week that followed Fisher nonetheless withheld announcing the change for competitive reasons until the Thursday afternoon before the Titans next game on Sunday November 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars Upon announcing the change Fisher further stated I m still in Kerry Collins corner because I don t believe that our record is a reflection of the quarterback play Fisher said It s a reflection of the team play I m still in his corner but we ve decided to go ahead and make this change 42 Young won eight of his ten starts in the 2009 campaign The 2009 Titans are the first team in NFL history to win five straight after losing their first six games On November 29 2009 Young led the Titans on a 2 37 long 99 yard drive near the end of their game against the Arizona Cardinals Young sealed the deal with a 10 yard game winning touchdown pass to Kenny Britt on 4th down as time expired The Titans won 20 17 Young finished with a 99 7 quarterback rating went 27 for 43 with a career high 387 yards one touchdown and had four carries for eight yards Incidentally due to an injury to Cardinals starting quarterback Kurt Warner this would mark a rematch of the 2006 Rose Bowl between Young and Cardinals back up quarterback Matt Leinart 43 Young finished third in the bidding for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell Williams and the winner New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 44 Shortly thereafter Young was announced as the Sporting News comeback player of the year 45 Young played in the 2010 Pro Bowl taking the roster spot of the injured Philip Rivers after Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer declined to replace Rivers due to their own respective injuries 46 It was the 2nd Pro Bowl appearance of his career his first being after his 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award winning season 2010 season Edit See also 2010 Tennessee Titans season Young led the Titans to a 4 5 record in nine of their first ten games in 2010 while throwing for ten touchdowns with a 98 6 passer rating 47 During a Week 11 loss to the Washington Redskins Young suffered a torn flexor tendon in his right thumb and was held out of the game after he prepared to reenter 48 Following the game Young threw his shoulder pads into the crowd as he left the field had an altercation with Coach Fisher in the locker room and stormed out 48 49 Fisher then declared that Rusty Smith would become the Titans starting quarterback 50 On January 5 2011 Titans owner Bud Adams issued a press release stating that Young would no longer be on the team s roster for the 2011 12 season Vince Young would finish his Titans career with a 30 17 record 63 8 over five years 51 As a Titan Young finished with a 75 4 quarterback rating with 42 touchdown passes and 42 interceptions On July 28 2011 Young was released by the Titans 52 Philadelphia Eagles Edit Young on the sidelines during an Eagles game in 2011 Young was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to a one year contract on July 29 2011 Upon signing Young declared the Eagles would become the Dream Team a label which would become highly publicized by media outlets 53 2011 season Edit See also 2011 Philadelphia Eagles season Young s first start as an Eagle came on November 20 2011 in a Sunday Night Football match up against the New York Giants Young played quarterback in the Eagles 17 10 win finishing the game with 258 passing yards two touchdowns and three interceptions 54 The Eagles subsequently lost Young s second start of the season 38 20 the following week against the New England Patriots Young finished with 400 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a losing effort 55 In his third and final start the following week Young threw one touchdown and four interceptions as the Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks 31 14 dropping the Eagles record to 4 8 and Young s record as a starter to 1 2 on the season 55 The loss would be the final regular season game of Young s career Final NFL years Edit Young signed a one year deal with the Buffalo Bills on May 11 2012 56 He was released by the team on August 27 2012 57 On August 6 2013 Young signed a one year contract with the Green Bay Packers 58 He was released by the team on August 31 2013 On May 1 2014 Young signed a one year contract with the Cleveland Browns 59 He was released by the team on May 12 2014 60 Saskatchewan Roughriders Edit In early February 2017 the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League CFL added Young to their negotiation list 61 A couple weeks later Leigh Steinberg Young s agent confirmed he d conducted talks on behalf his client with the Roughriders 62 On March 8 2017 Young was rumored to be signing with the Roughriders imminently 63 On March 9 2017 the Roughriders held a press conference to formally announce the signing of Young 64 Young entered training camp fighting alongside Bryan Bennett and Brandon Bridge for the backup quarterback position to CFL veteran Kevin Glenn On June 6 2017 partway through training camp Young suffered a hamstring injury 65 On June 12 2017 following the team s first preseason game it was announced that Young would miss 4 6 weeks with a torn hamstring 66 Five days later he was waived by the Roughriders 67 NFL career statistics EditRegular season Edit Year Team Games Passing RushingGP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Y A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD2006 TEN 15 13 184 357 51 5 2 199 6 2 12 13 66 7 83 552 6 7 72007 TEN 15 15 238 382 62 3 2 546 6 7 9 17 71 1 93 395 4 2 32008 TEN 3 1 22 36 61 1 219 6 1 1 2 64 5 8 27 3 4 02009 TEN 12 10 152 259 58 7 1 879 7 3 10 7 82 8 55 281 5 1 22010 TEN 9 8 93 156 59 6 1 255 8 0 10 3 98 6 25 125 5 0 02011 PHI 6 3 66 114 57 9 866 7 6 4 9 60 8 18 79 4 4 0Career 60 50 755 1304 57 9 8 964 6 9 46 51 74 4 282 1 459 5 2 12 Source 68 Awards and honors Edit 2006 NFL Rookie of the Week Awards four separate weekly awards 2006 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year 2006 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year 2007 Pro Bowl Cover of Madden NFL 08 2010 Pro BowlRetirement post NFL career EditOn June 14 2014 Young announced his retirement After announcing his retirement he did say for a guaranteed offer he would come out of retirement Young stated he also planned to work at the University of Texas in some form following his retirement 69 On August 14 2014 Young had been hired by the University of Texas to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement as a development officer for program alumni relations and raising money for programs that assist first generation and low income college students 70 His employment with the University of Texas ended on March 9 2019 due to poor performances and absences having been given job warnings dating back to 2017 71 In 2021 he was hired by the University of Texas as a special assistant 72 in the Athletic Department Personal life EditAs a result of his strong on field performance and his ties to the Houston area January 10 2006 was proclaimed Vince Young Day in his hometown 5 The Texas Senate passed a resolution on February 20 2007 to declare the day Vince Young Day throughout the state Young has been in a number of television commercials for Madden 2008 for which he was on the cover Reebok with Allen Iverson a television commercial for Vizio and Campbell s Chunky Soup He also appears in rapper Mike Jones s video My 64 Young was also interviewed by 60 Minutes for an episode that was aired on September 30 2007 Young re enrolled at the University of Texas for the 2008 spring semester In 2013 Young graduated from Texas with a degree in youth and community studies from the College of Education 73 Young continues to live in Houston s Hiram Clarke neighborhood Young s grandmother Betty lives in the Sunnyside area of Houston 74 Disappearance Edit On September 9 2008 a distraught Young left his home without his cell phone The reasons given were that Young was upset over being booed by fans after throwing a second interception against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars the previous day and the sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee suffered four plays after head coach Jeff Fisher prodded him back into the game Young postponed a doctor s examination until the following day After speaking to members of Young s family Fisher called Nashville police After a four hour search they found Young who agreed to meet with Fisher and police at the team s training facility In regards to the incident Young s mother Felicia Young stated that her son was hurting inside and out 75 Financial problems Edit In September 2012 the Associated Press reported that Young had spent much of the 34 million salary he earned in the NFL and was facing financial problems after defaulting on a 1 9 million high interest payday loan Young filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the lender Pro Player Funding LLC from enforcing a judgment of nearly 1 7 million with a claim that the loan documents were forged and he did not knowingly execute the loan However Young had authorized 1 million in loan payments to Pro Player directly from his Eagles salary prior to defaulting and Young s signatures on loan documents were notarized 76 Young also filed lawsuits against his former agent Major Adams and a North Carolina financial planner Ronnie Peoples alleging that they misappropriated 5 5 million of funds When asked to give a general assessment of Young s finances Young s attorney Trey Dolezal stated I would just say that Vince needs a job 76 Young s financial problems have reportedly been a result of lavish spending and by his account the betrayal of trusted advisers 77 78 79 In addition to the 34 million salary during his career in the NFL Young had signed 30 million in endorsement deals with Reebok Campbell s Soup Madden NFL Vizio and the National Dairy Council 80 In January 2014 Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Houston federal bankruptcy court 81 On January 30 Young petitioned the court to dismiss the bankruptcy filing due to a settlement with Adams and Peoples and a resulting settlement with Pro Player Funding 82 Lawsuits Edit In December 2008 Young filed suit against former Major League Baseball player Enos Cabell and two others for applying for a trademark to use his initials and Invinceable nickname to sell products without his permission in 2006 The suit claims that their use of Young s name has damaged endorsement deals for Young he asked the court to give him the exclusive rights to use the initials and nickname 83 Impersonator Edit On September 23 2011 Stephan Pittman a registered sex offender in Maryland was arrested on felony fraud charges for impersonating Young 84 Legal issues Edit On January 25 2016 Young was arrested for DWI in Austin Texas He pleaded no contest was fined 300 and ordered to undergo 60 hours of community service On February 5 2019 Young was arrested for DWI in Fort Bend County Texas He was released on a 500 bail the same day 85 See also EditMadden CurseReferences Edit Game of the Century Austin American Statesman January 5 2006 Archived from the original on December 3 2007 Retrieved August 7 2007 a b They re retiring Superman s cape but who s next Austin American Statesman August 30 2008 Archived from the original on September 1 2008 Retrieved August 30 2008 Rookie Young comfortable at Pro Bowl nfl com Robbins Kevin Watching a Stranger with a Father s Eyes dead link Los Angeles Times December 31 2005 a b Vince Young Day in Houston Texas Jan 10 2006 City of Houston Website Archived from the original on February 9 2006 Retrieved June 13 2006 Lomax John Nova Houston 101 The Short Happy Life of Dick Dowling Houston Press Wednesday August 26 2009 Retrieved on October 26 2011 and a middle school with 99 percent minority enrollment Vince Young s alma mater out in the Hiram Clarke area Frias Carlos YOUNG STILL TROUBLESOME Palm Beach Post Tuesday January 3 2006 2CC Or where several of his gang member friends in Houston the Hiram Clarke Boys ended up In the ground a b UT s Young a legend in Houston Dallas Morning News November 29 2005 Retrieved October 26 2007 a b c Vince Young MackBrowTexasFootball com Archived from the original on June 21 2006 Retrieved June 13 2006 a b c d Vince Young Draft Profile FoxSports com Archived from the original on September 22 2007 Retrieved June 13 2006 Sanders Deion November 3 2006 Deion Sanders has 15 questions for Vince Young Austin American Statesman Archived from the original on September 6 2008 Retrieved March 11 2008 Texas 2002 Football Commitments Rivals com Retrieved January 31 2008 Ruling class master recruiter Mack Brown helps Texas consistently bring in top talent but the Longhorns 2002 group led by highly lauded quarterback Vincent Young might be one of the best recruiting classes ever The Sporting News Archived from the original on February 10 2008 Retrieved January 31 2008 Veyhl Jake Longhorns No 1 for First Time in BCS Archived September 30 2007 at the Wayback Machine The Daily Texan October 25 2005 2005 Overall Individual Statistics MackBrownTexasFootball Archived from the original on July 21 2006 Retrieved January 15 2007 http texassports com s3 amazonaws com documents 2013 8 30 FB team mvps and hall of famers pdf id 2442 Brown Chip In Vince ible permanent dead link Athlon Sports August 8 2005 Rose Bowl Game Notes MackBrownTexasFootball Archived from the original on September 26 2007 Retrieved December 31 2006 Iconic moments for college football s time capsule ESPN June 25 2007 Retrieved August 29 2008 Men s Athletics retires nine jersey numbers Press release Texas Athletics July 18 2008 Archived from the original on June 15 2008 Retrieved July 19 2008 Texas Longhorns at the 2006 ESPY Awards Lance Armstrong amp Vince Young Video Meanhorn July 21 2006 Retrieved July 24 2006 Fisher Gerren LaQuint Fisher Gerren LaQuint July 14 2006 Texas snags ESPY trifecta 2006 Rose Bowl voted Best Game of the year Vince gets Best Championship Performance The Daily Texan Archived from the original on May 30 2008 Retrieved July 25 2006 Frisbie Bill January 2 2006 Hollywood ending College Football News Archived from the original on August 14 2007 Retrieved December 13 2006 Vince Young I plan on coming back Dallas Morning News October 25 2005 Veyhl Jake Longhorns No 1 for First Time in BCS Archived October 13 2007 at archive today The Daily Texan October 25 2005 Vince Young to leave Texas enter NFL Draft USA Today January 8 2006 Retrieved January 8 2006 Chadiha Jeffri No Sure Thing Sports Illustrated March 2 2006 NFL rumors Sports Illustrated April 4 2006 Dougherty Pete Green Bay Press Gazette and Wyatt Jim The Tennessean Will Wonderlic cause teams to wonder about Young USA Today accessed March 1 2006 McCormick Terry NFL Reports of Young s exam score inaccurate Archived March 29 2006 at the Wayback Machine Nashville City Paper February 27 2006 McShay Young s test score creates quite a buzz permanent dead link KABC TV February 27 2006 Lopez John P February 25 2007 Wondering why Wonderlic stays Houston Chronicle Archived from the original on October 13 2007 Vince Young prospect profile NFL Archived from the original on July 2 2006 Walker Teresa M April 29 2006 Heir to McNair Titans Draft Vince Young Associated Press Retrieved August 12 2013 Titans agree to terms with Young deal could be worth 58 million permanent dead link Tennessean com July 27 2006 Sortable Stats Yahoo Sports Retrieved November 26 2007 Young named Madden 08 cover athlete ESPN com June 7 2007 Archived from the original on October 9 2007 Retrieved May 28 2008 In ensuing interview Young says he didn t consider quitting ESPN May 30 2008 Retrieved May 30 2008 Titans QB Young apologizes for missing curfew being benched USA Today Associated Press August 13 2007 Retrieved August 16 2007 Titans Staying with Collins at QB NBC Sports Archived from the original on October 19 2008 Retrieved October 15 2008 Titans Fisher says Young has to earn job back ESPN com March 29 2009 Retrieved June 27 2019 Jim Wyatt Second chance Titans move to Vince Young as starting QB The Tennessean October 29 2009 Sam Farmer Vince Young Works His Magic Against Matt Leinart Again Chicago Tribune November 30 2009 Tom Brady of New England Patriots voted AP NFL comeback player award ESPN Boston Sports espn go com January 7 2010 Retrieved on 2010 12 05 Titans QB Vince Young voted Sporting News 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year NFL Archived February 17 2010 at the Wayback Machine Sporting News 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reside in Austin but Houston is where Longhorns star Vince Young s heart is Fort Worth Star Telegram December 3 2005 Retrieved on October 26 2011 QB s mother Titans Young hurting inside USA Today Associated Press September 10 2008 Retrieved September 23 2012 a b Robbins Danny September 19 2012 QB Vince Young out of the game and out of money Associated Press Archived from the original on September 19 2012 Retrieved September 27 2012 Vince Young spent 5k per week at Cheesecake Factory and other tales of how to go broke USA Today September 20 2012 Retrieved September 27 2012 Adviser Vince Young got a loan to throw himself a 300 000 party NBC February 12 2013 Retrieved February 28 2013 Vince Young explains financial woes Fox Sports September 21 2012 Retrieved September 27 2012 The Invincible Vince Young CBS News Ex NFL QB Young seeks bankruptcy dismissal go com February 1 2014 Barron David January 31 2014 Vince Young asks judge to dismiss bankruptcy petition Houston Chronicle Sports Update 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