March 24, 2017

Vince Young's new agent talking to Roughriders

17 February 2017, 12:32 | Carolyn Briggs

Vince Young


Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg, in an update on his official Twitter account, wrote that he has opened talks with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. His performance for Texas in the Rose Bowl against USC, in a game just loaded with star power, will forever be his football legacy, but making an NFL comeback at the age of 34 after being not playing a game in the league for over five years would be truly remarkable.

Young then returned to his alma mater where he completed his Bachelor's degree in applied learning and development. He now works for the University of Texas promoting diversity and community engagement - but the football bug remains.

Chosen as the third-overall pick in the 2006 draft by Tennessee, Young had his moments under center for the Titans.

As a junior at Texas, he won the Davey O'Brien award for the best collegiate quarterback and he finished runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Reggie Bush, who later vacated his trophy.

This is certainly going to be an uphill battle for Young, a player who had problems sticking in the National Football League even when he was in his 20s.

Young now works with his alma mater, the University of Texas, as a development officer. He's also amassed 1,459 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns, with seven of those coming his rookie season. He has thrown for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns against 51 interceptions for his career. Tennessee was 30-17 in games in which Young played.

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