As we celebrate the feats of one Heisman Trophy winner, tragic news emanates from the world of another.
Vince Young, former quarterback for the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles, has been arrested for DUI. TMZ reports that the arrest took place in Austin, Texas this morning, and as of the time of this writing, the former Texas Longhorn star is currently still in lock-up. Officers say Young was driving unstably between speeds of 40 and 60 MPH, and refused to take a breathalyzer after he was pulled over by authorities. Bail has been set at $2,000.
Young, drafted 3rd overall in the 2006 NFL Draft, set several records as the Longhorns quarterback, becoming the first quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in a single season. He led Texas to a thrilling Rose Bowl victory over the favored USC Trojans in the 2006 Rose Bowl, and scored the game’s winning touchdown in the waning moments of the game in one of the most memorable BCS bowl moments in NCAA history. As a pro however, Young never found his footing, falling out of favor in Tennessee despite two Pro Bowl seasons and Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Following largely unsuccessful stints with the Eagles, Packers and Browns, Young returned to his alma mater as a member of their recruiting team.