Vince Young’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

Source of Wealth: Sports, Football, NFLAge: 36Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United StatesHeight: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)Marital Status: Married (Candice Johnson)Full Name: Vincent Paul Young Jr.Nationality: AmericanDate of Birth: May 18, 1983Ethnicity: African-AmericanOccupation: Football PlayerEducation: University of TexasChildren: 1 (Jordan)

American professional football player Vince Young has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million and an annual salary of $8.5 million that he earned as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). Nicknamed “VY”, he was born Vincent Paul Young Jr. on May 18, 1983 in Houston, Texas. He grew up in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood where he was raised by his mother and grandmother. He attended the Dick Dowling Middle School and Madison High School where he started playing quarterback and was coached by Ray Seals.

Young enrolled at the University of Texas where he played for coach Mack Brown’s Texas Longhorns football from 2002 to 2005. He won the Davey O’Brien Award, as a junior, that is awarded annually to the best college quarterback in the nation. He finished second behind Reggie Bush in Heisman Trophy voting and after this, he led his team to a BCS National Championship against the defending BCS national champion USC Trojans and running back Bush in the 2006 Rose Bowl. It was one of the most-anticipated games in the history of college football.

VY was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent five seasons with the Titans and he was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year during his rookie season. He also earned a roster spot on the AFC Pro Bowl team. He earned his second Pro Bowl Selection in 2009 and he 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 before the start of the 2012 season.

Because of his strong on-field performance and his ties to the Houston area, January 10, 2006 was declared “Vince Young Day” in his hometown. He appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 2008 as well as television commercials for Reebok with Allen Iverson, Vizio and Campbell’s Chunky Soup. He also appeared in rapper Mike Jones’ video “My 64”.