Ex-Longhorn Young Returns to Texas in $100,000 Development RoleEben Novy-Williams
Vince Young is returning to the University of Texas at Austin, which he led to a college football national title in 2005.
Young, 31, was hired as a development officer for alumni relations within the school’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), a program that supports first-generation college students and those from low-income backgrounds. He will be paid $100,000 a year, according to university spokeswoman Leslie Blair.
“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,” university President Bill Powers said in a release.
Young led the Longhorns to the 2005 Bowl Championship Series national title, beating a Southern California team led by Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush in the Rose Bowl.
He was selected No. 3 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 National Football League draft, winning the offensive Rookie of the Year with the franchise in his first season.
Young last appeared in an NFL game in 2011, when he made three starts as a backup with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was this year cut by the Cleveland Browns, shortly after the franchise drafted Johnny Manziel.
Young participated in DDCE programs when he was growing up in Houston, about 160 miles (260 kilometers) southeast of Austin. He also volunteered for the program while he was a student.
The position starts on Sept. 1.