Vince Young may finally be giving up on his dream of playing in the NFL again, but that does not mean the 31-year-old is going to sit around at home all day and do nothing. And no, he won’t be going back to TGI Friday’s to drop thousands of dollars. Young has landed a job with his alma mater.
Texas announced on Thursday morning that Young will work in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), where he will help raise money for first-generation college students and students from low-income situations.
“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,” the university said in a statement.
Young mentioned the potential of returning to work at Texas months ago, so the offer has been on the table for quite some time. He seemed to accept that his NFL career was over back in June after he worked out with the Browns for two weeks before being released. Young’s NFL career may not have gone as planned, but his 2005 season at Texas was one of the best ever for a collegiate player. Working at Texas should feel like a true homecoming.