Vincent Paul Young, Jr. (born May 18, 1983), nicknamed "VY", is an American football quarterback. An unrestricted free agent in the National Football League (NFL) as of the 2012 season, Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Titans. In his rookie season, Young was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and earned a roster spot on the AFC Pro Bowl team. In 2009, Young earned his second Pro Bowl Selection and was named Sporting News NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and was cut by the Buffalo Bills prior to the start of the 2012 season.
Young played college football for the University of Texas. 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 and running back Reggie Bush 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.
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