August 13, 2012; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young (10) during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Vince Young Retires from the NFL

Former Texas great Vince Young announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday.

Young has not started an NFL game since 2011. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in May, but was released shortly after the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel.

The former NFL quarterback told Austin TV station KXAN it was time to move on.

“It’s definitely official I think in my book,” Young said. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed…other than that I’ve started moving forward in some things.”

He is expected to assume a role with the University of Texas athletic department, most likely working in the football program.

Young was drafted No. 3 overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2006. He was Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl while leading the Titans to a 9-7 record that season. Young compiled a won-loss record of 30-17 in Tennessee before being released in 2011. His well-documented dispute with former Titans coach Jeff Fisher was the driving force behind his release. Young spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers as well.

While at Texas, Young won 30 of his 32 starts and helped Texas win its most recent national championship in 2005. His fourth quarter touchdown scramble to clinch the Rose Bowl victory over USC is etched in Texas football history.

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