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Vince Young denied admission to NFL veterans combine

Posted March 9th, 2015


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Former Texas great Vince Young won’t be trying out for teams in the NFL’s first-ever veterans combine.

The combine is scheduled for March 22. Young’s management team told the Houston Chronicle that the quarterback applied late to the combine. He also wasn’t formally invited by the NFL to participate.


Young hasn’t made a 45-man roster of an NFL team since 2011. He was the third pick of the 2006 NFL draft.

For the first time, the NFL organized a veterans combine, much like they do annually for rookies, so that representatives of all 32 teams can gather in one place to watch the players work out. About 100 players were invited to attend.

Young was hired last year as development officer for alumni relations in the UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

No matter how Young’s career ended in the NFL, his on-field play at Texas established him as one of the all-time greats with the Longhorns. He led UT to the national title in 2005 and won the Davey O’Brien award as the nation’s top quarterback. Young was runnerup for the Heisman Trophy.



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