He was a college football legend who led the University of Texas to a national championship in 2006 and was drafted as the No. 3 pick by the Tennessee Titans later that year.
He won several awards, including the NFL Rookie of the Year and the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006, and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. However, his career declined after a series of injuries, conflicts, and poor performances, and he was out of the league by 2014.
Vincent Paul Young Jr. was born on May 18, 1982, in Houston, Texas. Felicia, his mother, and his grandmother reared him. His father, Vincent Sr., was sentenced to prison in 2003 after being convicted of burglary.
When a car struck Vince while he was riding his bicycle, he was 7 years old. Young was hospitalized for months after the accident because the handlebar went into his stomach. He attended Dick Dowling Middle School and Madison High School, where he was a three-year quarterback on the football team.
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He also ran track and played basketball, baseball, and football. In high school, “Student Sports” and “Parade” were named Young National Player of the Year, and he won the Pete Dawkins Trophy at the Army All-American Bowl. He was also named Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2001.
|Vincent Paul Young Jr.
|May 18, 1983
|Felicia Young and Vincent Young Sr.
|Houston, Texas, USA
|University of Texas (Youth and Community Studies)
|Source of Wealth
|Professional Football, Endorsements
|6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
|232 lbs (105 kg)