Vince Young prepares for new role at University of Texas

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The big announcement from the 40 acres last week was the return of Vince Young, who will be working for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

The former NFL quarterback’s position will help raise money to support programs targeting first-generation and low-income college students.

KXAN’s Shannon Wolfson sat down with Young on Monday to talk about his new job and his future. You can watch the interview in the video above.

Getting the job

The University of Texas created the role specifically for Young. He didn’t compete with others for the job — instead the school directly hired him, which required approval from UT’s human resources department. He also did not have to fill out an application or submit a resume.

He was interviewed by the head of the Division of Diversity and Community Excellence and another department official. Those officials say hires like this one are rare and unique.

A university spokesperson said he will earn $100,000 annually. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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