Theballerlife.com would like to congratulate former NFL star Vince Young on completed his degree in Youth and Community studies this spring from the University of Texas.
Although Young hasn’t found his way back to the NFL, he still found the drive enough to return back to his alm mater and complete his remaining credits.
ESPN’s Samantha Steele Ponder (above) ran into fellow Longhorn Young while she was there to watch her brother graduate.
Young told Fox Sports.com:
“This will rank No. 1 because it is what I came to school for. 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. 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.
“I tell her to this day, ‘Ma, you’re a strong woman.’ She was coming in after being out all night and then she’d pick up my grandma after she did a graveyard shift, where she’d go in at 11 p.m. and be done at 7 a.m. And when (my mom) got cleaned up, that was something I always saw in my mom and my grandmother was that strength to take care of the family and do whatever they had to do. Just finish what you started. That’s where I got my fire and my push and to be happy with what life gives you.”