AUSTIN (KXAN) – Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young is returning to the 40 acres to work for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement starting Sept 1. A university spokesperson said he will earn $100,000 annually.
The former NFL quarterback’s position will help raise money to support DDCE programs which target first-generation and low-income college students.
“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,” said Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin.
As a student, Vince Young worked with the DDCE programs through his involvement with the UIL as a high schooler and as a student volunteer with the Neighborhood Longhorns program.
“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,” said Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement. “We are excited about the enthusiasm and skill set he is bringing to our team and look forward to working with Vince.”
Vince Young is excited about his new role at UT.
“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,” said Young
Young led the 2005 Longhorns to a Rose Bowl win and the BCS National Championship.