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May 17, 2013

Vince Young Finally Graduates From Texas

by Jared

Vince Young’s best days were when he was at Texas. Ever since leaving Texas Young has been a lighting rod of controversy. His career started very promising, but quickly derailed.

Young does deserve a lot of credit for going back to school however. A lot of athletes say after leaving school that they will go back and get their degree, but very few do. Young is setting a good example for athletes everywhere.

“This will rank No. 1 because it is what I came to school for,” Young told CBSSports.com Thursday after his workout session in the Longhorns weight room. “I came here to get an education, and to win a national championship. And now, I get to put that smile on my mom’s face.”

“I’m about to be the first in my family to graduate,” he said. “Just finishing what I started. That’s why I’m trying to get back in the NFL. To finish what I started. That is the type of guy I am. I do work hard–even when the times are good or bad. That’s just how I was raised. My mom used to be strung out on drugs. The one thing she used to always be able to do, was be in the house to go to work the next morning. I don’t know how she got up after she was doing the things she was doing, but she used to be right there making sure we were getting ready for school and she was going to work. I saw that.

Young should be proud to graduate from Texas on Friday. Through all his ups and downs in football the past few years, coming back and getting his degree is an accomplishment that other former players should take note of.

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