Report: Vince Young to retire, take position at University of Texas

Vince Young has a special place in Texas Longhorns football lore, amassing 467 yards of total offense in the 2006 Rose Bowl to help capture the program's fourth claimed national championship.

Now, per Brent Carney of WXAN-TV, Young is planning to return to the program with indications that he will be retiring as an active player in the NFL:

Young was drafted to the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft, appearing in 54 games (47 starts) from 2006-2010 with the franchise. Young won the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, along with representing the Titans in the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2009.

He was released by the Titans in July of 2011, partially due to a much-publicized altercation with then-head coach Jeff Fisher. Young signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles soon after, but was released as soon as that contract expired.

Since then, despite offseason and practice squad stints with Buffalo, Green Bay, and most recently, Cleveland, Young hasn't seen action in a regular-season NFL game.

No official words on either the status of his retirement or his potential role with Texas has been disclosed as of this writing. Young still holds multiple individual team records and is one of the most beloved former players from the program in recent memory.

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