Vince Young is a professional American Football quarterback, who is currently working as a free agent. For six seasons, he plays for one of the professional American football league named “The National Football League”. He played his career’s initial five seasons with the Tennessee Titans, as he was selected by the Titans in the the 2006 NFL Draft.
During his recruit season, he was also given name of the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was rewarded with the name of “NFL Comeback Player of the Year” by Sporting News as he was selected for the second time in the Pro Bowl selection. Here is a quick summary of Vince Young’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Vince Young Early Life
Vincent Paul Young Jr. was born on May 18, 1983 in Houston, Texas. He was raised by his grandmother and mother, as his father was arrested for burglary conviction. Young is very close to his mother. To show his gratitude, he always wore #10 no jersey which was his mother birthday date. He went to Dick Dowling Middle School and most of his school friends were involved in a local street gang. Young’s mother always made sure to keeping him away to being involved in street gangs fight. When he was seven, he met with a horrible accident as his bike handle went into his abdomen which almost killed him. In an interview Young said, this near to death experience made him more “tougher” in his life.
Young attended Madison High School in Houston for his high school studies. He played for his high school team “Madison Marlins” as a quarterback. His couch was Ray Seals. During his high school football career, he accumulated 12,987 yard of total offense. He made his team proud after winning a match by 61–58 score against the undefeated team Galena Park North Shore Mustangs in the 5A Regionals. After that he also defeats Missouri City Hightower team with the 56–22 in the quarterfinals. Later, his name was praised by an American nationwide Sunday magazine “Parade” and he was honoured by the title of “National Player of the Year” by Student Sports’. He was also awarded by Pete Dawkins Trophy for his great performance at U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Vince Young married to his high school sweetheart Candice Johnsonin in 2012. The couple were blessed with a son Jordan in 2010.
Vince Young Career, Awards & Achievement
During his college years at the University of Texas, he played for Texas Longhorns football team for three years. He played under the guidance of couch Mack Brown. His team Longhorns made their first appearance at Rose Bowl in which they defeated the University of Michigan. Young incredible performance earned him great name as a dual-threatquarterback with the record of rushing for 1,189 and passing 1,849 yards. After that he was also emerged on the cover page of biannual magazine Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. During his All-America 2005 season, Young leads his team with the victorious score of 11–0. His team was also ranked at #2 positions in the Bowl Championship Series. His other noticeable performance was in the 2006 Rose Bowl, when he leads his team with the score of 41-38. As a result he had won Davey O’Brien Award as well as honoured by Rose Bowl MVP and Longhorns MVPAchievements. As a mark of a respect, his jersey #10 was retired by The University of Texas on August 30, 2008. During The NFL Draft in 2006, The Tennessee Titans choose him as the first quarterback instead of Matt Leinart. He worked as a main driving force behind his team; he devoted all his energy and time in the development of his team. His hard work shows in the performance of his team. He announced his retirement in 2014.
Awards & achievements
He is known to be one of the finest and hardworking quarterback in the history of football. He leads his team to many successful wins. ESPN/IBM put him on the list of the greatest college football players ever. In 2006, he had won two ESPY Awards for the Best Game as well as for the Best Championship Performance. He was also announced as a “Male Athlete of the Year” by Big 12 Conference in 2006. Apart from that, he had won BCS National Championship, The Cingular All-America Player of the Year Award, The Maxwell Award, Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player Award and Manning Award.
Net Worth of Vince Young
Vince Young’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. Young was known to be one of the best players at the Texas Longhorns football team. He signed a rookie of $26 million. It was the largest Rookie contract in the history of NFL. He had registered many records in his football career, which also add to his Net Worth.
Vince Young is considered to be the finest player who ever played this game. He is the great inspiration for many players. His childhood was very difficult, even though he used to live in an area where life was very difficult. He never gave up the hard work and his determination to live a better life. Apart from being a great player, he is also known as a humble man. He runs a foundation named “The Vince Young Foundation” and this foundation provides helps to poor people.