Former Texas quarterback Vince Young on the sideline during the Big 12 Conference Championship NCAA football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Dec. 1, 2018. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Reports: Ex-Texas star Vince Young arrested for a DWI

Posted February 5th, 2019


Vince Young, the quarterback who led Texas to the 2005 national championship, was reportedly arrested for driving while intoxicated earlier this week. This is Young’s second arrest for drunken driving in just over three years.

According to TMZ Sports, Young was arrested on Monday morning in Fort Bend County. He posted bail after being booked into the Fort Bend County Jail. The Houston Chronicle also reported that Young slurred his speech and “flunked every sobriety test they gave to him” after he was pulled over for having his hazard lights on at an intersection.

The 35-year-old Young was also arrested in January of 2016 for a DWI charge. A year later, he pleaded no contest in Travis County. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation.


Young is considered to be one of the greatest players in the UT football team’s history. During his junior year, he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting and guided Texas to its fourth national championship. He was selected third in the 2006 NFL Draft and spent six seasons in the NFL.

Young is still employed by Texas as a Neighborhood Longhorns Development Officer. According to the Texas Tribune’s online database of government employees’ salaries, Young annually makes just under $80,000. A UT spokesman said the university learned of Young’s arrest on Tuesday and was gathering information.

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