Jevan Snead, ex-Ole Miss quarterback, dies in Texas at 32
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jevan Snead went to Mississippi to rekindle a promising football career that had stalled at Texas. By the time he left the Rebels, with a year of eligibility remaining, he...
Texas pressured to back up promise the Longhorns are ‘back’
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had just demolished Georgia in the Sugar Bowl when quarterback Sam Ehlinger shouted to the Superdome rooftop the two words Longhorns fans until then had only been...
Texas fires former QB Vince Young from part-time job
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has fired former star quarterback Vince Young from his part-time role as a development officer for poor performance and often being absent from work or not in touch with...
Ex-QB Vince Young arrested on drunken-driving charge
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young is free on bond after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge.
In a statement, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says the former Texas Longhorns star was arrested about 4:30 a.m. Monday in the Missouri City area of suburban Houston. The six-year NFL veteran, who lists a Missouri City address as his residence, was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and released after posting a $500 cash bond.
Vince Young, Rocket Ismail highlight Hall of Fame class
Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.
Young was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship with a memorable performance in the Rose Bowl against Southern California. Ismail, better known as Rocket, was an electric receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish and the Heisman runner-up in 1990.
Rare air: Goodyear Blimp flying high and into Hall of Fame
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the new college football Hall of Famers has an inflated ego — and more.
The Goodyear Blimp, which has become a staple at major sports events for more than 60 years, is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first nonplayer or coach to be inducted.
As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship joins a stellar class that will be enshrined at the National Football Foundation's award banquet in December.
Once Texas’ breakout QB, Heard quietly ending career as WR
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Once upon a time, Jerrod Heard had the "juice."
He was the quarterback of the future for the Texas Longhorns and he'd just smashed Vince Young's single-game school record with 527 total yards against California. He could throw. He could run. He could do just about everything.
Carson Palmer, Vince Young 1st-timers on college Hall ballot
NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and Vince Young will make their first appearances on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
Young duo heads 9 for Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction
WACO, Texas (AP) — National championship-winning Texas quarterback Vince Young and former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young are among nine former athletes or coaches who make up the 2018 induction class for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
The 2018 class was announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 7.
Former Texas A&I and Chicago Bears running back Johnny Bailey will be honored posthumously.
No. 4 USC rallies for double-overtime win over Texas, 27-24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deep into the fourth quarter, Southern California and Texas played a defense-dominated, turnover-plagued game that had none of the poetry or flair of these powerhouse programs' last meeting in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
Then the offenses finally found their stride. Texas' freshman quarterback led a gutsy 91-yard touchdown march in the final minutes of regulation. USC answered with a desperate drive to force overtime.
A look back at the Texas-USC 2006 Rose Bowl
When Texas and Southern California last met on the football field, the Longhorns and Trojans put on a show many still call the greatest game in college football history.
Surrounded by Hollywood-level hype and contested by a host of players who would go on to the NFL, Texas' 41-38 upset victory in the 2006 Rose Bowl is still talked about today for its superstar performances, coaching decisions and two decisive fourth-down plays in the fourth quarter.
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Vince Young has signed with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The 33-year-old former Texas and NFL quarterback agreed Thursday to a two-year deal — one year, plus an option. He last played in an NFL regular-season game in 2011 with Philadelphia and retired in 2014 after being released by Cleveland.
Vince Young expected to sign with Canadian team to resume career
REGINA, Saskatchewan - Vince Young appears set to return to football in Canada.
Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg, tweeted Wednesday that he was on his way to Regina to finalize a deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Canadian Press, citing an unidentified source, said Young also was making the trip and that the Roughriders planned to introduce him at a news conference Thursday. Young was spotted arriving at the Regina airport Wednesday night.
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Vince Young appears set to return to football in Canada.
Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg, tweeted Wednesday that he was on his way to Regina to finalize a deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Canadian Press, citing an unidentified source, said Young also was making the trip and that the Riders planned to introduce him at a news conference Thursday.
Young is on Saskatchewan's negotiation list, giving the team CFL exclusivity to the former University of Texas star.
Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's agent says he's talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League.
"We have opened discussions with Saskatchewan Roughriders," agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted.
Young is on Saskatchewan's negotiation list, giving it CFL exclusivity to the former University of Texas star.
Vince Young signs with agent Leigh Steinberg, wants to play
Vince Young still isn't quite ready to call it a career.
The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who welcomed his new client on Twitter on Wednesday and said Young "has dream of playing more football, being role model."
Young, who turns 34 in May, hasn't been on an NFL roster since the 2014 offseason, when he was with Cleveland for two weeks before being released. He hasn't played in a regular-season NFL game since 2011, when he was with Philadelphia.
Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL players
An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent.
Spring League CEO Brian Woods told The Associated Press he had conversations with representatives for Rice and Vince Young, and challenged Manziel to prove himself on the field in a few months.
Former NFL, Texas QB Vince Young gets probation in DWI case
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young has pleaded no contest and been sentenced to 18 months of probation for a 2016 drunken driving arrest in Austin.
Young was also fined $300 Thursday and ordered by Travis County Judge Elisabeth Earle to complete 60 hours of community service, the Austin American-Statesman reported (http://bit.ly/2ipAg0F ).
The 2006 NFL draft was anything but short on star power. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush was the draft's most high profile player after his electrifying college career. Quarterback Vince Young was fresh off his historic performance in the BCS National Championship Game, where his Texas Longhorns topped Bush's USC Trojans in one of the greatest...
When Will Kid Gloves Come Off for Ram Rookie QB Jared Goff?
LOS ANGELES -- Over the course of 21 seasons as an NFL head coach, Jeff Fisher has been charged with the development of just two rookie franchise quarterbacks. With each, he proceeded with industrial-strength kid gloves.
Steve McNair, the third overall pick in 1995, started just two games as a rookie in Houston, then four as a sophomore before finally rising to the top of the depth chart in his third season. He stayed for a decade.