Former Texas quarterback Vince Young is returning to the university to work in its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the school announced Thursday.
The school said Young starts on Sept. 1 and will serve as a development officer for program alumni relations, helping raise money to aid first-generation college students and students from low-income backgrounds.
"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," Young said.
After finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2005, Young led the Longhorns to the BCS Championship with a victory over USC.
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He was the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans and played with the team for five seasons. The 31-year-old last appeared in an NFL game in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Young compiled a 31-19 record as a starting quarterback in his career, throwing 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions in his starts. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 and was twice named to the Pro Bowl.
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