Vince Young hired by University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Sam Cooper
Vince Young
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 04: of the USC Trojans of the Texas Longhorns during the BCS National Championship Rose Bowl Game on January 4, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

More than eight years after he took his last snap as quarterback of the Texas Longhorns, Vince Young is back with the university in a new capacity.

The school announced Thursday that Young, who led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship, will work for the school’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). Beginning September 1, he will serve as a “development officer for program alumni relations” where his job will be to raise funds for programs “that address the educational challenges” of both first-generation college students and students who come from “low-income backgrounds.”

“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.”

According to a release from Texas, Young was involved with DDCE programs as a volunteer as a student 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,” Young said.

In three seasons at Texas, Young set many program records while throwing for 6,040 yards and 44 touchdowns and running for 3,127 yards and 37 touchdowns.

After Young’s six-year stint in the NFL ended, he earned his degree in applied learning and development from UT in 2013.

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