Nearly 13 years after he ended his collegiate career in the Rose Bowl, former UT quarterback Vince Young will be forever immortalized among that game’s greats.
The Rose Bowl announced on Monday that Young will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Young will be enshrined on Dec. 31 in a ceremony that will also feature George Halas, Randall McDaniel and Pop Warner. Texas coach Mack Brown entered the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame this past year.
Young led Texas to thrilling victories in the 2005 and 2006 Rose Bowls. In those 38-37 and 41-38 wins over Michigan and USC, Young totaled 839 yards of offense and eight touchdowns. His career-defining play was also an eight-touchdown run against USC that secured the 2005 national championship for Texas.
In a press release from Texas, it was stated the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame “was established in 1989 to honor members of the Rose Bowl Game family who have contributed to the history and excitement of the Rose Bowl Game and those who embody the best of the passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®.” The Hall of Fame features over 100 inductees.
Inductees into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame will receive a trophy and blazer.
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