Vince Young, who was the quarterback for the University of Texas’s football team when it won the BCS Championship game in January 2006, has been hired by the university as a development officer for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Young has been a quarterback in the National Football League for six seasons. He completed his bachelor’s degree in applied learning and development at the University of Texas in 2013.
Young will help raise money for programs that address the educational challenges of first-generation college students and students from low-income families. “The position with DDCE is a great way to stay connected to the university and help make a difference in the lives of underserved kids across the state,” said Young.
“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,” said Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement.