Vince Young Graduates From University of Texas

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Vince Young has graduated from the University of Texas.

After leading the Longhorns to a national championship win in 2005 and leaving early for the NFL draft, he finally finished what he came there to do.

The football star is the first in his family to graduate.

V. Young

"This will rank No. 1 because it is what I came to school for," Vince Young said. "I came here to get an education, and to win a national championship."

"And now, I get to put that smile on my mom's face."

Young was a two-year starter for the Longhorns before declaring for the NFL draft in 2006. He was a first round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans.

He has passed for 8,964 yards with 46 TDs and 51 INTs, with 1,459 yards and 12 scores on the ground, for the Titans and Philadelphia Eagles.

Still, Vince is regarded as somewhat of a professional disappointment.

Young, 30, last appeared in a regular season game with the Eagles in 2011 and went to training camp last year with the Buffalo Bills, but was cut.

While he still hopes for a return to the NFL, no one can take this away.

"I'm about to be the first in my family to graduate," he said. "Just finishing what I started. It's why I'm trying to get back in the NFL. To finish what I started."

"That is the type of guy I am. I do the best that I can and I work hard."

"Even when the times are good or bad. That's just how I was raised.

"My mom used to be strung out on drugs. The one thing she used to always be able to do, was be in the house to go to work the next morning."

"I don't know how she got up after the things she was doing, but she was there making sure we were getting ready for school and she was going to work. I saw that."

Okay, well, congratulations, Vince!