List of career achievements by Vince Young

List of career achievements by Vince Young

This is a list of career highlights by Vince Young who currently plays for Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played collegiately at University of Texas at Austin.


* 2008 Madden Football Cover
* 2007 Pro Bowl
* 2002 Pete Dawkins Trophy
* 2005 Rose Bowl MVP
* 2005 Manning Award
* 2005 Maxwell Award
* 2005 Davey O'Brien Award
* 2005 Cingular All-America Player of the Year
* 2005 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
* 2005 Consensus First-Team All-American
* 2006 Rose Bowl MVP
* "4 weeks" 2006 NFL Rookie of the Week Awards
* 2006 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
* 2006 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year

High school career

Young was coached by Ray Seals at Madison High School in Houston, Texas where he started at quarterback (QB) for three years and compiled 12,987 yards of total offense during his career.Cite_web|url= |title=Vince Young | |language=English |format=HTML |accessdate=2006-06-13] During his senior season he led his Madison Marlins past the previously undefeated North Shore Mustangs.During his last year, Young led his Madison Marlins to the 5A Division II state semi-final game versus Westlake High School of Austin, Texas, in which he completed 18-of-30 passes for 400 yards and five TDs and rushed for 92 yards (on 18 carries) and a TD, but eventually lost.

Among the honors Young received in high school were:
*being named "Parade"'s and "Student Sports"' National Player of the Year after compiling 3,819 yards and 59 touchdowns (TD) as a senior,Cite_web|url= |title=Vince Young Draft Profile | |language=English |format=HTML |accessdate=2006-06-13]
*being named 2001 Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year,Cite_web|url= |title=Vince Young Draft Profile | |language=English |format=HTML |accessdate=2006-06-13]
*designation as "The Sporting News"'s top high school prospect,Cite_web|url= |title=Vince Young | |language=English |format=HTML |accessdate=2006-06-13]
*and the Pete Dawkins Trophy in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.Cite_web|url= |title=Vince Young | |language=English |format=HTML |accessdate=2006-06-13]

He was also a varsity athlete in numerous other sports. In basketball he played as a guard/forward and averaged more than 25 points per game over his career. This allowed him to be a four-year letterman and two-time all-district performer. In track and field he was a three-year letterman and member of two district champion 400-meter relay squads. In baseball he played for two seasons, spending time as both an outfielder and pitcher. He also made the all-state team in football and in track.Cite_web|url= |title=Vince Young Draft Profile | |language=English |format=HTML |accessdate=2006-06-13]

List of college accomplishments and records

*Vince Young was the first player in NCAA I-A history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. The only other player was Dan LeFevour. No other player has even reached the 2,500/1,000 mark in a season.
*He had a win/loss record as a starter of 30-2, ranking him #1 of all UT quarterbacks by number of wins. His .938 winning percentage as a starting quarterback ranks sixth best in NCAA Division I football history.
*Vince's career passing completion percentage is the best in UT history at 61.8%.
*He passed for 44 touchdowns (No. 4 in UT history) while rushing for 3,127 yards (No. 1 on UT's all-time quarterback rushing list/No. 5 on UT's all-time list) and 37 touchdowns (No. 4 on UT's all-time rushing touchdowns list/T-No. 1 among quarterbacks).
*Young's 9,167 yards of total offense is a school record.
*Young rushed and threw for over 100 yards in the same game five times in his career, a UT school record.
*Young is the only UT player to accumulate 400 or more yards of total offense in a single game more than one time. Chris Simms and Major Applewhite accomplished it once each, while Young accomplished the feat four times.
*Vince set a UT record for total offensive yards in a game, with 506 yards against Oklahoma State on October 29, 2005.
*He is the only quarterback in UT history to rush for 100 yards in three or more games during a season and he did so in each of his 3 seasons at UT.
*Young set the UT single-game pass completion percentage record against Oklahoma State in 2004 by completing 18 of 21 passes (85.7%). He broke his own record by completing 25 of 29 passes (86.2%) against Colorado in 2005.
*Young set the UT single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 192 versus Michigan in the Rose Bowl. He broke his own record in 2005 by rushing for 267 yards against Oklahoma State.
*Young owns five of the top seven single-game quarterback rushing performances in UT history: 267 yards vs Oklahoma State as a Junior; 200 yards vs USC as a Junior; 192 yards vs. Michigan as a Sophomore; 163 yards vs. Nebraska as a Freshman; 158 yards at Texas Tech as a Sophomore.
*Young has six of the top 8 longest runs by a quarterback in UT history.
*Young became the first player in UT history to pass and rush for 1,000 or more yards in the same season.
*Young became the first quarterback in UT history to have three 100-yard rushing games (vs. Oklahoma, at Baylor, vs. Nebraska) in the same season and is tied with Ricky Williams (1995) for the third-most 100-yard games by a freshman in school history.
*Young's 17 wins and 43 touchdowns accounted for in 2003-2004 are the most ever by a UT quarterback in their first two years.
*Young is a two-time winner of the Rose Bowl MVP award, joining Ron Dayne, Bob Schloredt, and Charles White as the only two-time winners. He is the only two-time winner of the Rose Bowl MVP award who did not play for a school in either the Pac-10 Conference or the Big Ten Conference, which are the two conferences that traditionally send teams to the Rose Bowl game.
*In the Rose Bowl on January 4, 2006, the BCS National Championship, he completed 30 of 40 passes for 267 yards and carried the ball 19 times for 200 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Those 200 rushing yards set a Bowl game rushing record by a QB. He was named Rose Bowl MVP for the second time in his career. UT beat USC by the score of 41 to 38 and Vince Young ran in the winning touchdown. In this game, UT ended USC's 34-game win streak. Young's 467 total yards set a new Rose Bowl record.

List of college honors and awards

*2006 - ESPY Award for Best Championship Performance. Vince Young and Matt Leinart jointly accepted the ESPY for the Best Game for their respective teams.cite news | title= Texas Longhorns at the 2006 ESPY Awards - Lance Armstrong & Vince Young Video | publisher=Meanhorn | date=21 July 2006 | accessdate=2006-07-24 | url=] Fisher, Gerren LaQuintCite news | url= | title=Texas snags ESPY trifecta - 2006 Rose Bowl voted Best Game of the year, Vince gets Best Championship Performance | publisher=The Daily Texan|date=14 July 2006 | accessdate=2006-07-25 | Author=Fisher, Gerren LaQuint]
*2006 - Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year (for 2005-2006 scholastic year)
*2006 - Manning Award winner
*2006 - Rose Bowl MVP (at end of 2005 season)
*2005 - Heisman Trophy finalist and runner-up
*2005 - The Cingular All-America Player of the Year Award
*2005 - All-American Offensive Player
*2005 - The Maxwell Award - College Player of the Year
*2005 - Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award
*2005 - 1st Team All-Big 12 Conference honors (unanimous decision)
*2005 - Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player (at end of 2004 season)cite news | url= | title=Hollywood ending! | publisher=College Football News | author=Frisbie, Bill | date=January 2 2006 | accessdate=2006-12-13]
*2004 - Honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors
*2003 - Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year

At the conclusion of the 2005-2006 season, Sports Illustrated issued a special commemorative edition (pictured) that featured Vince Young shouting in triumph amidst a storm of multi-colored confetti. Features in the special edition included a story on "Vince Young's Glory Days" by author Tim Layden, as well as a story dissecting "How the" Rose Bowl "was won" by Austin Murphy. The issue was on sale nationwide alongside the regular edition of the magazine, which also featured the Rose Bowl on the cover.


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