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Brown: Packers ‘lucky to have’ Vince Young

Posted August 6th, 2013

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Former Longhorns’ quarterback Vince Young, who led Texas to the 2005 national title before embarking on an NFL career that has been rockier than many imagined, has rejoined the league after a year’s absence by signing a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.

Mack Brown couldn’t be happier. He released the following statement Tuesday morning:

“I’m so happy for Vince. He has definitely worked very hard to earn a second chance in the NFL. Since he moved to Austin last fall, went back to school to finish his degree and spent time around our team, he has been such a positive influence on our guys. Whether it was being around practice, the guys seeing him work his tail off in the weight room or on the field, putting in a tremendous effort at pro day or giving back in the community, Vince has done everything right. He is just an unbelievable person, and we all know what a great football player he is. I couldn’t be prouder of everything he’s done and what he means, and always will stand for, to our program. I know he’ll do the same in Green Bay and be a tremendous player, teammate and representative of the Packers organization. They are lucky to have him.”

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