Vince Young: 17 facts, family, wedding pics, age, height, weight, biography, wiki, profile, wife, scandal
Vincent Paul Young, Jr. (born May 18, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Titans. In his rookie season, Young was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team as a reserve. In 2009, Young earned his second Pro Bowl selection and was named Sporting News NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Young played college football for the University of Texas. As a junior, he won the Davey O’Brien Award, awarded annually to the best college quarterback in the nation. He finished second behind Reggie Bush in Heisman Trophy voting. After the Heisman voting, Young led his team to a BCS National Championship against the defending BCS national champion USC Trojans in the 2006 Rose Bowl. It was one of the most-anticipated games in the history of college football.Texas retired Young’s jersey on August 30, 2008
As a result of his strong on-field performance and his ties to the Houston area, January 10, 2006, was proclaimed “Vince Young Day” in his hometown. The Texas Senate passed a resolution on February 20, 2007, to declare the day “Vince Young Day” throughout the state.
Young has been in a number of television commercials for Madden 2008 (for which he was on the cover), Reebok with Allen Iverson, a television commercial for Vizio, and Campbell’s Chunky Soup. He also appears in rapper Mike Jones’s video, “My 64”. Young was also interviewed by 60 Minutes for an episode that was aired on September 30, 2007.
Young re-enrolled at the University of Texas for the 2008 spring semester. In 2013, Young graduated from Texas with a degree in youth and community studies from the College of Education.
Young continues to live in Houston’s Hiram Clarke neighborhood. Young’s grandmother, Betty, lives in the Sunnyside area of Houston.
On September 9, 2008, a distraught Vince Young left his home without his cell phone. The reasons given were that Young was upset over being booed by fans after throwing a second interception against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars the previous day and the sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee suffered four plays after head coach Jeff Fisher prodded him back into the game. Young postponed a doctor’s examination until the following day. After speaking to members of Young’s family, Fisher called Nashville police. After a four-hour search, they found Young, who agreed to meet with Fisher and police at the team’s training facility.
In regards to the incident, Young’s mother (Felicia Young) stated that her son was “hurting inside and out.”
In September 2012, the Associated Press reported that Young had spent much of the $34 million salary he earned in the NFL and was facing financial problems after defaulting on a $1.9 million high interest payday loan. Young filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the lender, Pro Player Funding LLC, from enforcing a judgment of nearly $1.7 million with a claim that the loan documents were forged and he did not knowingly execute the loan. However, Young had authorized $1 million in loan payments to Pro Player directly from his Eagles salary prior to defaulting and Young’s signatures on loan documents were notarized. Young also filed lawsuits against his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, alleging that they misappropriated $5.5 million of funds. When asked to give a general assessment of Young’s finances, Young’s attorney, Trey Dolezal, stated “I would just say that Vince needs a job.” Young’s financial problems have reportedly been a result of lavish spending and, by his account, the betrayal of trusted advisers.
In addition to the $34 million salary during his career in the NFL, Young had signed $30 million in endorsement deals with Reebok, Campbell’s Soup, Madden NFL, Vizio and the National Dairy Council.
In January 2014, Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Houston federal bankruptcy court. On January 30, Young petitioned the court to dismiss the bankruptcy filing due to a settlement with Adams and Peoples, and a resulting settlement with Pro Player Funding.
In December 2008, Young filed suit against former Major League baseball player Enos Cabell and two others for applying for a trademark to use his initials and “Invinceable” nickname to sell products without his permission in 2006. The suit claims that their use of Young’s name has damaged endorsement deals for Young; he asked the court to give him the exclusive rights to use the initials and nickname.
On September 19, 2011 Young made the following tweets about a person impersonating him that had been collecting money intended for Young’s charity, making appearances, and signing autographs for financial gain:
To the my fans and the media, please be aware that there is man in the DC area that has been impersonating me. He is a career criminal.
The man that has been impersonating me is Stephan Pittman. He is dangerous. Thank you to NFL Security and Prince George Police for ur help.
Young also called the act “sick”.
On September 23, Stephan Pittman, a registered sex offender in Maryland was arrested on felony fraud charges for the impersonation
|Date of birth:||May 18, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Houston, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||232 lb (105 kg)|