Vince Young #10
Height: 6-5
Weight: 233
Class: Jr.-2L
Hometown:
Houston, TX (Madison)

Awards bio and notes [PDF]
Stats:
Career | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

One of the nation's top quarterbacks who combines a strong, accurate arm with great foot speed and athletic ability … finished as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 … honored as the Maxwell Award (nation's top player) winner … was voted the Cingular/ABC Sports Player of the Year … three-time Cingular/ABC Sports National Player of the Week honoree in 2005 … was awarded the Davey O'Brien Trophy as the nation's top quarterback … earned a spot on the 11-member American Football Coaches Association Good Works team due to his work with charitable organizations and his involvement in community service efforts … earned consensus first-team All-America honors … unanimous choice for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 … moved into UT's starting quarterback role in the seventh game of the 2003 season (at Iowa State) and is 29-2 as a starter (No. 1 in UT history) … his 93.5% winning percentage is ranked sixth in NCAA history … has completed 414-of-678 passes (61.1%) for 5,773 yards (No. 5 on UT's all-time chart) and 44 TDs (No. 4 in UT history) while rushing for 2, 927 yards (No. 10 on NCAA all-time QB rushing list/No. 1 on UT's all-time QB rushing list/No. 5 on UT's all-time list) and 34 TDs (No. 1 on UT's rushing TDs by a quarterback list/No. 5 on UT's all-time list) in 36 games (31 as the starter) … has led come-from-behind victories when Texas was tied or trailed at halftime eight times and directed five fourth-quarter comebacks during his career … his 8,700 yards of total offense are the most in Texas history and fourth most in Big 12 history … his 78 TDs accounted for (44p/34r) are the most in UT history, passing Ricky Williams (76) … is the fifth player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 200 points … is the only player in NCAA history to pass for over 230 yards and rush for over 250 yards in a single game … has thrown for 200 yards and rushed for 100 yards four times … has rushed and thrown for at least 100 yards in a UT record seven games … is the only player in UT history to register 500 yards of total offense in a game and now has five of the top 10 total-yard games in UT history … has rushed or passed for a TD in 32 of his 36 career games … owns four of the top seven single-game QB rushing performances in UT history including the UT record of 267 yards … posted the longest TD run by a quarterback in UT history with an 80-yarder at Oklahoma State (2005) … averaging 6.7 yards per carry and 13.9 yards per completion for his career … has led Texas to points on 191-of-the-362 drives (52.7%) he has directed (162 TDs and 29 FGs) … of those scores, 84.8% have been TDs … has 34 career runs of 20 or more yards (seven of 51+) … owns seven of the 10 longest runs by a quarterback in UT history … in his last 18 games, all UT victories, has gone 268-of-422 (63.5%) for 3,861 yards (214.5 ypg) and 1,598 yards rushing (88.8 ypg), while accounting for 52 TDs (30p/22r) … started all 12 games in 2005 … is 182-of-285 (63.9%) for 2,769 yards (No. 3 on UT's single-season list) and 26 TDs passing (T-No. 1 on UT's single-season list) to go with 850 yards rushing and nine TDs in 2005 … his 168.6 passing efficiency rating leads the nation … with 3,619 yards of total offense in 2005, Young became UT's single-season leader in total offense, bettering Major Applewhite's total of 3,211 (199) … Texas has scored on 83 of Young's 140 drives (59.3%) in 2005, including 71 TDs, which equates to 3.8 points per drive … has helped Texas score on 57 of 66 (86.3%) trips to the red zone, posting 50 TDs of which Young has accounted for 19 … listed on the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists in 2004 … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors before being named 2005 Rose Bowl MVP … set a UT record for QBs with 192 rushing yards versus Michigan in the Rose Bowl … was 148-of-250 (59.2%) for 1,849 yards and 12 TDs while running 167 times for 1,079 yards and 14 TDs in 2004 … became the first player in UT history to pass and rush for 1,000-plus yards in the same season … his 59.2 completion percentage was the best-ever by a UT sophomore … led Texas to 49 TDs and 12 FGs on 132 drives in 2004 … completed 84-of-143 passes for 1,155 yards (No. 5 on UT's freshman chart) and six TDs (No. 5 on UT's freshman chart), while rushing 135 times for 998 yards (No. 2 on the UT all-time freshman rushing list) and 11 TDs (No. 2 on UT's freshman list) in 2003 … came within two rushing yards of becoming just the third freshman in NCAA history to record 1,000 yards rushing and passing in a season … his 7.4 yards per carry were tops among the nation's top 100 rushers … averaged 13.8 yards per completion … posted two of the top 10 rushing plays and three of the top 10 passing plays by a freshman in UT history … 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 tied Ricky Williams (1995) for the third-most 100-yard games by a freshman in school history … named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year … had an outstanding 2003 spring season that helped elevate him to backup QB … gained valuable experience learning the Longhorns offense while redshirting in 2002 … served as the scout team signal caller as a true freshman … tabbed Parade's and Student Sports' National Player of the Year as a prep senior.

JUNIOR (2005)
Finished as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 … honored as the Maxwell Award (nation's top player) winner … was voted the Cingular/ABC Sports Player of the Year … three-time Cingular/ABC Sports National Player of the Week honoree in 2005 … was awarded the Davey O'Brien Trophy as the nation's top quarterback … earned a spot on the 11-member American Football Coaches Association Good Works team due to his work with charitable organizations and his involvement in community service efforts … earned consensus first-team All-America honors … unanimous choice for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 … started all 12 games in 2005 … is 182-of-285 (63.9%) for 2,769 yards (No. 3 on UT's single-season list) and 26 TDs passing (T-No. 1 on UT's single-season list) to go with 850 yards rushing and nine TDs in 2005 … his 168.6 passing efficiency rating leads the nation … with 3,619 yards of total offense in 2005, Young became UT's single-season leader in total offense, bettering Major Applewhite's total of 3,211 (199) … Texas has scored on 83 of Young's 140 drives (59.3%) in 2005, including 71 TDs, which equates to 3.8 points per drive … has helped Texas score on 57 of 66 (86.3%) trips to the red zone, posting 50 TDs of which Young has accounted for 19 … opened the season by going 13-of-17, including 10 straight completions, for 173 yards and three TDs in a little over two quarters of work in a 60-3 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette … threw for 270 yards on 18-of-29 passing and two TDs while rushing for 76 yards in helping Texas break No. 4 Ohio State's 36-game home non-conference winning streak … his 346 total yards are the second-most in UT history versus a Top 5 team … earned The Sporting News and ABC/Cingular National Player of the Week and Walter Camp Football Foundation and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance at Ohio State … combined for 178 total yards in just over two quarters of work in a 51-10 victory over Rice … recorded his third-career game of 200-plus yards passing and 100-plus yards rushing after going 15-of-22 (68.1%) for 236 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 108 yards and a TD … led Texas to points on eight-of-14 drives (7 TDs/1 FG) in that game … led Texas to its most points ever against Oklahoma (45) by going 14-of-27 (51.9%) for 241 yards and three TDs, while rushing for another 45 yards … the 241 yards passing were the third most by a UT quarterback against OU … recorded his first career 300-yard passing game and broke his own school record for completion percentage by going 25-of-29 (86.2%) for 336 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 58 yards and three scores in a 42-17 victory over Colorado … after opening 2-of-6 for 15 yards against Texas Tech, Young completed 10 of his next 16 for 224 yards (22.4 ypc) and two TDs, including his career long pass of 75 yards to Billy Pittman … he also rushed for 45 yards on seven carries in the game … posted the top total offense game in UT history with 506 yards (239p/267r) and accounted for four TDs in Texas' victory at Oklahoma State … became the first player in NCAA history to throw for at least 230 yards and pass for at least 250 yards while setting the UT record for rushing yards in a game by a QB (fifth-most overall) … had seven runs of at least 10 yards, including an 80-yard TD run and two 45-yard runs, while completing 11 passes of at least 12 yards … engineered Texas' second consecutive 600-yard (645) offensive output by passing for 298 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for 53 yards on eight carries … tallied his eighth, ninth and tenth throws of the season for 40 or more yards with tosses of 42, 45 and 55 yards and passed for over 200 yards for the sixth consecutive game … became UT's all-time leader in total offense (8,269) and set a career high with four TD passes, including TD strikes of 64, 45 and 29 yards, after going 19-of-27 (70.4%) for 281 yards in a victory over Kansas … completed passes to 10 different receivers and had a stretch of eight straight completions at one point … broke UT's single-season total offense record with 3,369 yards after totaling 181 yards, while helping UT score 40 points for the ninth straight game in a victory at Texas A&M … secured Texas' first Big 12 Championship since 1996 by throwing for 193 yards and three TDs and adding 57 yards rushing in just over two quarters against Colorado … led Texas to TDs on nine of the first 10 possessions and tied Chris Simms single-season TD passes mark with his 26th of the season.

SOPHOMORE (2004)
Listed on the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists in 2004 … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the Big 12 coaches and The Associated Press … named second-team All-Big 12 by the Dallas Morning News … earned MVP honors of the 2005 Rose Bowl … named to the All-Bowl Team by ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News … started all 12 games … was 148-of-250 for 1,849 yards and 12 TDs while rushing 167 times for 1,079 yards (No. 1 NCAA among QBs) and 14 TDs … became the first player in UT history to pass and rush for 1000+ yards … led all Division I NCAA QBs with 89.9 rushing yards per game (37th NCAA) … his 6.5 yards per carry ranked fifth nationally among the top 100 rushers … became the first UT QB to rush for 100+ yards in four games during a season … led Texas to scores on 61 (49 TDs/12 FGs) of 132 drives (46.2 %) … posted 14 runs of 20 or more yards … rushed or passed for a TD in 10 of 12 games … in six games versus Top 25 opponents, completed 67-of-114 passes (58.8%) for 836 yards and three TDs, while rushing for 673 yards (6.9 ypc) and 11 TDs … accounted for 1,509 yards of offense (251.5 ypg) and 14 TDs in those six contests … led an offense that ranked second nationally in rushing (299.2 ypg), seventh in total offense (464.4 ypg) and 12th in scoring (35.3 ppg) … went 14-of-22 for 153 yards and a TD while rushing for 49 yards versus North Texas … led Texas to points on nine (six TDs) of 10 drives in that game … threw for 150 yards and two TDs and ran for 56 yards in a victory at Arkansas … went 11-for-18 for 161 yards and set a career high with three TD passes versus Rice … also ran for 65 yards on eight carries … completed 75 percent of his passes (15-of-20) for 189 yards and two TDs and added 55 yards rushing against Baylor … had a 47-yard run against Baylor, the 10th-longest run by a QB in UT history … tallied 140 total yards versus Oklahoma … rushed for 53 yards and a TD against Missouri before leaving the game in the second quarter due to injury … earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after setting then-career highs in total yards (300) and rushing attempts (25) and setting a UT record for quarterbacks with four rushing TDs versus Texas Tech … he led UT to scores on nine of 11 drives in that game … his 158 rushing yards versus Texas Tech were the fourth-highest single-game total by a QB in UT history … passed for 71 yards and ran for 68 yards and two TDs at Colorado … set then-career highs against No. 19 Oklahoma St. in completions (18) and passing yards (278) while rushing for 123 yards (No. 10 on UT’s top rushing games by a QB list) … set a UT record with an 85.7 completion percentage (18-of-21) versus Oklahoma State … threw for one TD and ran for a TD (42 yards) in that game … ended the Oklahoma State game by completing 12 straight passes, breaking Chris Simms’ school record of 11 (2001) … extended his consecutive completions streak to 14 by completing his first two passes at Kansas … for the second week in a row, he set career highs in completions (22) and passing yards (289) and also set a career high in attempts (40) at Kansas … had his second straight game of 100-yards rushing, 200-yards passing and 400 yards of total offense in the 27-23 victory at Kansas … brought the Horns back from a 10-point deficit with only 7:41 to play by rushing for an 18-yard TD, scrambling for a first down on 4th and 18 and throwing a 21-yard TD pass to Tony Jeffery with 11 seconds left … became the only player in UT history to record two games of 400-plus yards of total offense … ended up just seven rushing yards shy of his third consecutive game of 100 yards throwing and 100 yards rushing against No. 22 Texas A&M … went 12-of-18 for 131 yards and rushed for 93 yards and a TD on 19 carries in leading Texas to their fifth consecutive win over Texas A&M … named MVP of the Rose Bowl versus No. 13 Michigan … completed 16-of-28 passes for 180 yards and a TD, while rushing for a UT single-game QB record 192 yards and four TDs on 21 carries in that game … registered TD runs of 60, 23, 20 and 10 yards to tie his own UT record for rushing TDs in a game by a QB … led the Longhorns back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning 47-yard drive on which he rushed for 34 yards.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2003)
Played in 12 games, starting seven ... was 6-1 as a starter … played his first five games as the backup quarterback before moving into the starting role in the team’s seventh contest (at Iowa State) ... named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches ... tabbed the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, the San Antonio Express-News (offensive) and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (offensive) … named UT’s Outstanding Offensive Newcomer ... shared UT’s Outstanding Quarterback honors ... completed 84-of-143 passes for 1,155 yards (No. 5 on UT’s freshman chart) and six TDs (No. 5 on UT’s freshman chart) … ran 135 times for 998 yards (No. 3 on UT’s freshman chart) and 11 TDs (No. 2 on the UT freshman rushing TDs and total TDs charts) … the first quarterback in UT history to rush and pass for 900 yards in the same season ... came up two rushing yards shy of becoming just the third freshman in NCAA history to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in the same season ... led UT to scores on 46 (41 TDs/5 FGs) of the 88 drives he directed (52.3%) ... posted 12 runs of 20 or more yards and UT’s four longest runs of the year ... led Texas with 179.4 yards of total offense per game ... his 2,153 yards of total offense rank third on the UT all-time freshman list … his 68 points rank second among non-kickers on UT’s freshman chart … rushed or passed for a touchdown in 11 of 12 games … his average of 83.2 rushing yards per game ranked 49th nationally (third among QBs) and his average of 7.4 yards per carry was the best among the nation’s top 100 rushers … became the first QB in UT history to have three 100-yard rushing games (vs. Oklahoma, at Baylor, vs. Nebraska) in the same season and tied Ricky Williams (1995) for the third-most 100-yard games by a freshman in school history … posted four of the top six longest rushes by a QB in school history ... recorded three of the top 10 longest passing plays by a freshman in UT history ... in five games against Top 25 opponents, completed 37-of-69 passes for 482 and a TD, while rushing 68 times for 524 yards (7.7 ypc) and four TDs … accounted for 1,006 yards (201.2 ypg) and five TDs in those five games … helped Texas rank sixth nationally in scoring (41.0 ppg), eighth in rushing (232.5 ypg) and 20th in total offense (439.2 ypg) … Texas posted a school season record 533 points and 5,709 yards … appeared in the first UT game of his career against New Mexico State and ran five times for 61 yards and two TDs while connecting on a 60-yard pass (tied for the eighth-longest by a freshman in UT history) … completed 4-of-7 passes for 68 yards and a TD against Tulane … also carried the ball three times for 69 yards, including a 13-yard TD and a 60-yard run (sixth-longest run by a QB in UT history) … ran 17 times for 80 yards and capped the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter with a one-yard TD run against No. 16 Kansas State … connected on 11-of-21 passes for 135 yards while carrying the ball 15 times for 127 yards (No. 9 on UT’s top rushing games by a QB list) against No. 1 Oklahoma … had a 27-yard TD run and a 59-yard run (seventh-longest run by a QB in UT history) in that game … became just the fourth QB in UT history to rush and pass for over 100 yards in the same game versus OU … made the first start of his career at Iowa State and completed 11-of-15 passes (73.3%) for 136 yards and a TD … ran 10 times for 58 yards in that game … rushed for 101 yards and two TDs on nine carries at Baylor, including a 64-yard run (third-longest by a QB in UT history) … carried the ball 14 times for 163 yards rushing (No. 3 on UT’s top rushing games by a QB list/T-No. 5 on the UT freshman single-game rushing list) versus No. 12 Nebraska, including a 65-yard TD run (second-longest run by a QB in UT history) … also completed 8-of-15 passes for two TDs against Nebraska … completed 9-of-13 passes for 195 yards, including a season-long 67-yard TD (tied for fourth-longest pass by a freshman in UT history), at No. 21 Oklahoma State … also rushed 13 times for 92 yards against OSU … his 10 consecutive completions over two games (at OSU and vs. Texas Tech) tied him for the second-longest consecutive completions streak in UT history … set season highs in completions (16), attempts (25), passing yards (213) and passing TDs (two) in a game versus Texas Tech … opened the game versus Texas A&M with a 60-yard TD pass (tied for the eighth-longest completion by a freshman in UT history) to TE David Thomas … rushed 16 times for 90 yards and a TD against the Aggies … ran for 50 yards versus No. 15 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl … redshirted in 2002.

HIGH SCHOOL
Coached by Ray Seals at Madison High … a three-year starter at quarterback who accounted for 7,624 yards from scrimmage during his career … tabbed Parade‘s and Student Sports’ National Player of the Year after accounting for 3,819 yards and 59 TDs as a senior … also named the 2001 Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year … listed as The Sporting News’ top HIGH SCHOOL prospect … helped lead team to a 14-1 record, 50.3 points per game and a berth in the Texas 5A Division II state semifinals … completed 131-of-224 passes for 2,545 yards and 35 TDs (only four INTs) as a senior … also rushed for 1,274 yards (on 116 carries) and 24 TDs that year … completed 18-of-30 passes for 400 yards and five TDs and rushed for 92 yards (on 18 carries) and a TD against Austin Westlake in the 2001 state semifinals … claimed the Pete Dawkins Trophy after leading the West squad to a 26-6 victory in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … named the District Offensive Player of the Year as a junior … connected on 78-of-135 passes for 1,309 yards and 16 TDs … added 760 yards and 14 TDs on the ground … offense averaged nearly 49 points per game that year … completed 62 passes for 1,006 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore … also netted 730 rushing yards … a four-year letterwinner (20+ ppg career average) and two-time all-district performer in basketball (guard/forward) … a three-year letterwinner in track who was a member of two District Champion 400-meter relay squads … also played the outfield and pitched for the baseball team for two years.

PERSONAL
Born 5/18/83 in Houston … full name is Vincent Paul Young, Jr. … majoring in liberal arts … earned a spot on UT’s Athletics Director’s Academic Honor Roll in fall 2002 ... very active in UT’s community service program … mentors at local elementary and middle schools … took part in the LEAP (Learn, Enjoy and Play) Program serving as a student teacher and mentor for middle school math and science students in the summer of 2005 … has volunteered time at Austin YMCA and served as a speaker at several youth organizations in Austin … also is active in community service projects through his church … speaks to local elementary school children and at youth football banquets … likes to play video games and hang out with friends in his spare time.

THE V. YOUNG FILE
Nickname: VY
For pregame, I like to: Relax
My playing style: Outstanding
Favorite superhero: My mother
Favorite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Favorite cable channel: ESPN
I never miss: Soul Food
Favorite video game: Madden Football
My funniest childhood story: Falling off a trampoline
Favorite actor: Martin
My sports hero as a kid: Steve McNair
Favorite sports movie: Any Given Sunday
Nobody knows I can: Dress
When I run into Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, I feel: Ready to play