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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Vince Young is pretty sure he’s retiring from the NFL

Vince YoungVince Young has essentially hit the end of the road in his NFL career, and he’s admitting he’s pretty much retired.

Young was speaking at his football camp Saturday and told KXAN that he thinks his retirement is “definitely official.”

“It’s definitely official I think in my book,” Young said Saturday via KXAN. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed…other than that I’ve started moving forward in some things.”

Young talked about becoming an ambassador for the Texas Longhorns after his playing days were over, and he’s working on making that happen.

Young went to camp with the Browns prior to the draft, but he was released two weeks later. He was in camp with the Green Bay Packers prior to last season but was surprisingly cut before the season. The previous year, he was in camp with the Bills and later cut. His last NFL action came in 2011 as a backup to Michael Vick on the Eagles. He went 1-2 in three starts and threw for four touchdowns and nine interceptions.

He didn’t really choose NFL retirement; the NFL retired him by no teams showing legitimate interest in him. Sooner or later, it happens to everyone.

Though Young made two Pro Bowls and had some success in Tennessee, overall you have to consider his NFL career a disappointment. He was one heck of a college player, though, and that can never be disputed. He was a legend at Texas.



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