Throughout the 2005 season Young had indicated that he planned to return to the University of Texas for his senior year in 2006. SCOTUS Challenge Likely Over PA Ballots ... ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. 4 years ago. 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. [63], On March 9, 2017, the Roughriders held a press conference to formally announce the signing of Young. Reggie Bush says Vince Young turned down his 2005 Heisman Trophy Reggie Bush has a lot of respect for Vince Young, and it stems largely from one thing he says Young did back in 2010. “I have shown good faith toward my actions and gone beyond to maintain a level of sobriety wellbeing,” Young wrote. 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. It's not the first time Young has been busted for drunk driving -- back in 2016, the former University of Texas star was arrested for DUI after cops say he was driving dangerously in Austin. 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. bang [in-ter-uh-bang] ‽ (often represented by ?! We also ask that you be respectful of our authors, guests, and other commenters. 2/5/2019 3:30 PM PT EXCLUSIVE. Young ended the day going 13-of-20 for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, with a rating of 127.7. His father, Vincent Young Sr., missed much of Vince's college career due to a 2003 burglary conviction and prison sentence. [37], Young was awarded the NFL Rookie of the Year honors for 2006. 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. 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. Records show he was booked into Fort Bend County Jail but posted bond and was released. 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. Young also added 5 carries for 44 yards which brought his streak of 250+ combined yardage games to 4 straight. 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. The 14-point comeback marked the first time in NFL history that a rookie quarterback led two 14+ point comebacks in the same season. [54] The Eagles subsequently lost Young's second start of the season, 38–20 the following week against the New England Patriots. During his career at Texas (2003–05), Young passed for 6,040 yards (No. In the first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Young injured his knee and was expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! The Tennessee Titans drafted Vince Young with their first round pick (3rd choice overall), confirming the predictions of many draft experts. Today, he credits this event for making him into a "tougher" individual. Hit us up on our contact page. 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. Young has six of the top 8 longest runs by a quarterback in UT history. After that game, Young and Mock alternated playing time, with Young's running ability complementing Mock's drop-back passing. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! 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. The Titans beat the Saints 31–14 behind Young's 185 total yards (21 rushing, 164 passing) and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception. In Week 2, the Titans lost 22–20 to the Indianapolis Colts at home. [3][20], Throughout the 2005 season Young had indicated that he planned to return to the University of Texas for his senior year in 2006. [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. As a junior, he won the Davey O'Brien Award, awarded annually to the best college quarterback in the nation. 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). At the peak of his career during the 2007-2008 season, Vince Young earned an annual salary of $13.1 million. Join the team. 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. Despite an upcoming divisional matchup against the Houston Texans Young missed the following week's matchup after being listed as a gametime decision. MJ says, “Oh yeah, young fella. [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. Austin's Sports Talk Leader, Austin Sports Talk, AM 1300 The Zone, Sports, Austin, Football, Texas Baseball, Houston Texans, Fox Sports Radio, Chip Brown, The Bottom Line, Texas, Advertise on AM 1300 THE ZONE, Get Results. Discussion in ' Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk ' started by SwingOnDeezBalz , Oct 27, 2009 . and the exclamation point (! [19], The University of Texas retired Young's #10 jersey during the 2008 season-opening football game on August 30, 2008. 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. A professional football player, Vince Young was been a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. He also made the all-state team in football and in track.[10]. Upon signing, Young declared the Eagles would become the "Dream Team", a label which would become highly publicized by media outlets.[53]. Young subsequently led a scoring drive, throwing a touchdown pass to ex-Longhorn teammate Bo Scaife. A Texas spokesman said the school would not comment on a personnel matter. The Bottom Line with Chip Brown can be heard Weekdays on AM1300 The Zone in Austin, Texas. [4] Young credits his mother and grandmother for keeping him away from the street gangs. Young played quarterback in the Eagles' 17–10 win, finishing the game with 258 passing yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. None has been bigger than Young, and none delivered greater success or a more iconic moment on the playing field: His scrambling touchdown on 4th-and-5 against the Trojans won a game considered among the greatest in college football history. "[30] The next day, the test was re-administered and Young allegedly scored a 16. We also continue to bring you everything happening in the news that's worth discussing, the best recommendations on the internet, and interviews with the most creative people on the planet. "[74], 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. The Titans went on to finish 13–3 in the regular season with Young assuming back-up duties. Young finished with 400 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a losing effort. [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. [67], On June 14, 2014, Young announced his retirement. [41], On October 29, 2009, following a disappointing 0–6 start to the season, Coach Fisher announced that Young would replace Collins as starter. Young pled no contest in his 2016 case and was sentenced to 18 months probation. Of course, defamatory, libelous, threatening, or otherwise illegal posts will be removed as well as any posts that are deemed abusive, or intentionally inflammatory. On January 22, 2014, Vince filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Houston. 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. Vince Young played in the most captivating and emotionally riveting college football national championship game of the modern era, a contest that exceeded its … All I was doing was worrying about things." Vince Young will celebrate 38rd birthday on a Tuesday 18th of May 2021. The Titans won 20–17. [2] Texas retired Young's jersey on August 30, 2008. [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. Young would be allowed to use up to 12 weeks accrued time off to stay on until May if he provided documentation from a health care provider that he was under medical care. 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. You might see him more than the Texans. This change gave the offense more options in terms of play selection, and consequently made it more difficult to defend against. According to his termination letter, Young never filed that paperwork and he was fired. [16] He was named an All-American. Young wore the #10 to show love and respect for his mother, Felicia Young, whose birthday is June 10. and ? The day after Texas won the BCS National Championship, Young accepted an invitation to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Vince Young’s zodiac sign is Taurus. [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. [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]. 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. in life, is a place to talk about the comedy in everything, and everything in comedy. [44] Shortly thereafter, Young was announced as the Sporting News comeback player of the year.[45]. © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. 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