Why Vince Young Is My Favorite Non-Eagle Ever: Confession of an Eagles Fan

October 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is not a single NFL player, besides players on the Eagles, who I admire more than Vince Young. He's not the best quarterback in the league, or even in the top 10.
But he just wins, consistently, and he does it more by himself than people realize.
I fell in love with Vince Young during the 2005 Rose Bowl between USC and Texas. I'll admit that the only reason I rooted for Young was because I had three 2-1 bets on Texas winning the game, Young throwing for 200 yards, and Young rushing for 100 yards.
Behind one of the most dominating individual performances in college football history, Young led the Longhorns to an improbable 41-38 comeback victory.
He threw for 267 yards. He rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns. And he led a 12-point comeback in the final five minutes, culminating in a nine-yard touchdown dash on 4th and 5 with 19 seconds to play.
Young decided to forego his senior year of college and enter the NFL draft. He was selected with the third ...

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