Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Vince Young

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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 games in the history of college football. Texas retired Young’s jersey on August 30, 2008.

In what was his finest moment in either College or the Pros, in the 2006 Rose Bowl, Vince Young accounted for 467 yards of total offense (200 rushing, 267 passing) and three rushing touchdowns (including a 9-yard TD 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.

During his career at Texas (2003–05), Young passed for 6,040 yards (No. 5 in UT history) and 44 TDs (No. 4 in UT history) while rushing for 3,127 yards.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…Vince Young.

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
Rushing yards: 1,459

Rushing attempts: 282
Rushing touchdowns: 12


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2 thoughts on “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Vince Young

  1. One of the best football games- college or pro- I’ve ever witnessed. I was pulling for USC in that game and I remember they were driving for another score early on that would have put them up 14-0 but I believe it was Lendale White(?) who fumbled. And then it all changed. Maybe it wouldn’t have mattered anyway, because Young was the best player on the field that night.

    1. I was pulling for USC at the time. Amazingly Leinart was a big star at the time and was expected to win that game and…do big things in the pros. When Young had the game of his life …it helpedYoung increase his draft stock. How ironic that both players turned out to be career backups for multiple teams. Just goes to show you everyone thinks it’s easy drafting a franchise QB…really ?? Look at recent history and you see how hard it is to draft one.

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