Former NFL quarterback and Texas Longhorns legend Vince Young is returning to Austin for a job with the University of Texas. Young’s new job will be with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
The university announced the move on Thursday.
“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,” Gregory J. Vincent, University of Texas’ vice president for diversity and community engagement, said in a statement. “We are excited about the enthusiasm and skill set he is bringing to our team and look forward to working with Vince.”
According to ESPN.com, Young will begin work on Sept. 1 and he will earn a six-figure salary.
“Vince Young brought a national championship to Texas, returned to the Forty Acres to earn his degree and will now help other students reach their goals and change the world,” Texas president Bill Powers said in a statement.
It is a great job for Young and his experiences should be able to help the UT students as they prepare for life after college.
For his part, Young is excited to get to work.
“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.