Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 5/17/13
Out of all the highlights Vince Young accumulated at the University of Texas, his favorite came eight years after he last played a down for the Longhorns. Young graduated from Texas on Friday after earning a degree in Youth and Community Studies. He told CBSSports.com it was his greatest achievement, even above winning the 2005 national championship. "This will rank No. 1 because it is what I came to school for," Young said. "I came here to get an education, and to win a national championship. And now, I get to put that smile on my moms face." Young left Texas after the 2005 season, before his senior season of eligibility, and was drafted third overall by the Tennessee Titans. He was 30 credits short of his degree when he left school and took classes early in his NFL career. Young was released by the Titans after the 2010 season and spent 2011 as a backup in Philadelphia. Hes been out of football since failing to make the Buffalo Bills in their 2012 training camp. Young returned to Austin to continue working out and work on his degree. He also spent some time mentoring UTs current quarterbacks. While Young has realized one dream by graduating, he hasnt given up on his football dreams just yet. "I'm about to be the first in my family to graduate," Young 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. Thats just how I was raised." Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
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