AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas has hired former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young for community relations and fundraising, a $100,000-a-year job created specifically for him that wasn't posted to attract other applicants.
Young led Texas to the 2005 national championship before turning pro. He hasn't played in an NFL regular-season NFL game since 2011.
Young earned his bachelor's degree in applied learning and development from Texas in 2013. Starting Sept. 1, he'll be a development officer for program alumni relations within the university's Division of Diversity and Community Excellence, which works with first-generation college students and others from low-income backgrounds.
In a statement released by the school, Young called the job "a great way to stay connected to the university and help make a difference in the lives of underserved kids across the state."
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)