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Back to school for former NFL quarterback

Back to school for former NFL quarterback


Texas announced on Thursday that former quarterback Vince Young is returning to school, but not for what you'd expect. He will not be working for the football team but was hired in as a part of the schools Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Young's role will be working with first generation college students in Texas.

"The position with DDCE is a great way to stay connected to the university and help make a difference in the lives of undeserved kids across the state," said Young.

Young received his degree from Texas back in 2013, seven years after leaving to set out for the NFL. Young was the first member of his family to receive a college degree so this new position he is undertaking is all too familiar with. 

"Vince's passion for the educational success of young people and his experiences as a first-generation college graduate make him a perfect fit for this role," Gregory J. Vincent, UT's vice president for diversity and community engagement, said in a statement. "We are excited about the enthusiasm and skill set he is bringing to our team and look forward to working with Vince."

He will also be helping with community fundraiser's in Austin which seems appropriate considering his reputation in Texas after winning a National Championship. "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," UT president Bill Powers said in a statement.

Young's new position will pay him at least $100,000 a year and he will begin work on Sept. 1, according to Austin American-Statesman.

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