Vince Young hired by the University of Texas
According to multiple sources, including USA Today, Vince Young has been hired by the University of Texas to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. His job will include helping with alumni relations and focusing on programs that support first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds. Young will reportedly be making $100,000 and will start his first day on the job on September 1st. Young was a star when he was the starting QB for the Longhorns and led them to a BCS National Championship in 2005. He retired from the NFL in June after six seasons. UT President Bill Powers released the following statement about the hiring of Vince Young:
Vince Young brought a national championship to Texas, returned to the Forty Acres to earn his degree and will now help other students reach their goals and change the world.
Mack Brown also sent out a tweet of excitement about Young being back with the Longhorns:
Great to see VY back in Burnt Orange where he is loved and appreciated. Back where he belongs! — Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) August 14, 2014
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