Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young revealed Friday that he is working on a documentary based around an article he wrote earlier this year.
In an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, Young said that on the back of his Player’s Tribune article “What the Hell Happened to Vince Young,” he’ll be releasing a book and a documentary on his life.
Vince Young became one of the biggest names in sports in 2006 when he led the underdog Texas Longhorns to a Rose Bowl win over Reggie Bush’s USC Trojans.
VY was the third overall pick in the NFL Draft and had a stud rookie season as the Tennesse Titans Quarterback before injuries and poor performance derailed his career.
Young was drafted in 2006 and by 2011 he was out of the league ending his 6-year pro career with the Philadelphia Eagles where he backed up Mike Vick.
In his Players Tribune article, Young reveals the struggles he went through throughout his life from his mom being on drugs to shootouts in his neighborhood and even in his pro career the loss of his mentor/father figure Steve McNair, the Titans Hall of Fame QB that preceded him.
“I had a hard time finding the same joy in the game when I got to the NFL,” Young wrote in the article.
No timetable for the release of the documentary was mentioned in the interview.