Vince Young 2006 Draft Day Picks

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Vince Young was born on May 18, 1983 in Houston, Texas. He has always been known as a great athlete, and this stems back to his early playing career. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches and weighing nearly 230 pounds, it is easy to see why Young is one of the best quarterbacks in the world. When you combine this with a high level of athleticism and a rocket arm, Young is very hard to stop.

Young played his high school football at Madison High School in Houston for head coach Ray Seals. During his high school career Young started for three years, and during that time amassed 12,987 yards of total offense. With stats like this, it is easy to see why Young could have chosen to play at any college in the entire country. Young also competed in track and basketball while in high school.

After his senior season, Young signed with the University of Texas in 2002. He redshirted his first year which gave him the opportunity to learn the entire playbook. In his first season in college, Young played in 12 games and started seven of them. As a sophomore he emerged as a true dual threat quarterback, and led the Longhorns to an 11-1 record.

Young led the Longhorns to a National Championship during this junior season. During this year he passed for more than 3,000 yards, and ran for more than 1,000. This was good enough to take home second in the Heisman Trophy voting.

After his junior season Young declared himself eligible for the 2006 NFL Draft. He was selected with the third pick in the first round by the Tennessee Titans. During his first year in the NFL, Young passed for 2,199 yards and ran for 552 more. It is safe to say that he is going to be the Titans starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.

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