Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young (13) during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. The Cardinals won 17-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns hire Vince Young

Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young, who led the team to a 2005 BCS National Championship, is back on campus, though not with the football program. Young has been hired by the University of Texas to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

“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.”

Young played six seasons in the NFL and retired from football in June. In his new gig, Young will work in the development office for program alumni relations, raising money for programs that help first-generation and low-income college students.

Young received a congratulatory Tweet from his former head coach Mack Brown.

The Longhorns’ football Twitter account has also welcomed him back.

Young went back to Texas finishing up his bachelor’s degree at UT in applied learning and development last year, waiting for the NFL to call.

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