Vince Young is a famous American Football quarterback player and athlete. Vince Young is most renowned as a quarterback player of ‘The National Football League’ (NFL). He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2006). Vince is presently working as a free agent. Continue reading to find the net worth of Vince Young as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Vince Young (Vincent Paul Young Jr.) was born on 18th May 1983 in Houston Texas. His mother and grandmother brought him up. Vince was fond of his mother whose birth date was 10, so he always wore jersey no.10.
Vince Young attended Dick Dowling Middle School where his friends were associated with local street gangs. His mother ensured Vince would keep away from gang fights. At age 7, Vince met with a near-death accident when the handle of a bicycle went into his abdomen. After that, Vince Young became tougher.
In 2012, Vince Young married Candice Johnsonin, his high school sweetheart. They have a son named Jordan (b. 2010).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Vince played as quarterback for the football team of Madison High School, Houston. The team was called ‘Madison Marlins’ that was coached by Ray Seals. Vince accumulated total offense of 12,987 yards. The football team defeated Galena Park North Shore Mustangs in the 5A Regional scoring 61–58.
Again the team defeated Missouri City Hightower team in quarterfinals scoring 56–22. American Sunday magazine, ‘Parade’ praised Vince Young. Student Sports’ honored Vince Young naming him as ‘National Player of the Year.’ Vince was awarded the Pete Dawkins Trophy for playing at the US Army All-American Bowl.
While in the University of Texas, Vince Young played for Texas Longhorns football team for three years. His coach Mack Brown supervised the team that first appeared at Rose Bowl and defeated the University of Michigan. Vince Young was named ‘dual-threat-quarterback’ when he broke the record for rushing 1,189 and passing 1,849 yards.
After that, Vince Young was on the cover page of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, biannual magazine. During All-America 2005 season, Vince Young led his team that scored 11–0. Also, the team was ranked no. 2 in the Bowl Championship Series.
Vince Young led 2006s Rose Bowl, and his team scored 41-38. Vince Young won Davey O’Brien Award. Rose Bowl MVP and Longhorns MVP-Achievements honored him. On 30th August 2008, his jersey no.10 resigned out of respect for his mother.
In NFL Draft 2006, Vince Young was selected by The Tennessee Titans as the first quarterback. Vince backed and led the team that performed well. Vince Young resigned from the team in 2014.
Vince Young won 2 ESPY Awards for the Best Game and Best Championship Performance (2006). Vince Young became known as the Big 12 Conference’s ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ (2006). Also, Vince Young has won BCS National Championship, Manning Award, Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, The Cingular All-America Player of the Year Award, and The Maxwell Award.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Vince Young is $2 million. Vince Young received an annual salary of $8.5 million while playing as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). Vince Young signed a rookie contract of $26 million, the largest Rookie contract in NFL history. Vince Young registered several records during his profession as a football player.
Vince Young is considered as one of the most diligent quarterbacks in the history of football. Under Vince Young’s leadership, his football always wins. According to ESPN/IBM, Vince Young is on the list of the greatest college football players ever. Vince Young has inspired many young football players. Vince Young runs his foundation entitled, ‘The Vince Young Foundation’ that provides aid to poor people.