Vince Young’s Throwback Performance Solidifies Backup Position

August 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I'll never forget the night of January 4th, 2006.
That night Vince Young beat all odds and put up arguably the greatest performance in college football history.
It was the 92nd Rose Bowl between #2 Texas and #1 USC.  Riding a 34-game winning streak, Southern California was ranked by some as the greatest college football team ever.  It was a forgone conclusion that USC would take home the trophy.

But as the saying goes, that's why they play the games.
In front of 93,986 mesmerized fans, Vince Young threw for 267 yards and ran for another 200.  His 497 total yards still stands as the Rose Bowl record and his game-winning touchdown run with 19 seconds left is widely considered a top-five play in college football history.
That performance propelled him to the third pick of the 2006 NFL draft.  After a stellar rookie season with the Tennessee Titans, Young was named Offensive Rookie of the Year and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.

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