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Longhorns great Vince Young graduates from University of Texas

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Since finishing one of the greatest college football careers of the past couple decades, Vince Young has been a bit of a lightning rod.

He started his NFL career in a promising way, winning the NFL offensive rookie of the year award. And it never really got much better after that. Due to some admitted immaturity, Young clashed with Titans coach Jeff Fisher, and his departure from the Titans was messy. His most memorable moment during his season in Philadelphia was a regrettable "dream team" comment, and he was cut by Buffalo before last season started. He's still trying to make a comeback but hasn't gotten a team to give him a chance yet.

But whatever has happened with Vince Young since he left Texas, he's providing a good example for all college football players. One day before his 30th birthday, Young will walk across the stage and graduate from the University of Texas.

Young had a heck of a football career at Texas, including a starring role in one of the sport's all-time great games, the national title win against USC. But he told CBSSports.com that graduating tops all of that.

"This will rank No. 1 because it is what I came to school for," Young told CBSSports.com. "I came here to get an education, and to win a national championship. And now, I get to put that smile on my mom's face."

Young should be proud to graduate on Friday. Through all his ups and downs in football the past few years, coming back and earning his degree is an accomplishment that other former players should take note of.

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