Current University of Texas wide receiver tweets that ex-Longhorns, ex-Titans signal-caller is on his rec team
UNCONFIRMED: That Young is taking part in non-tackle sport at Texas
Michael Wheeler, a backup wide receiver for the Longhorns, posted a quick-and-to-the-point, seven-word tweet Monday about the former BCS national champion who last threw a pass in the NFL during the 2012 preseason. (Read it here.)
To get the ball rolling on the rumor, University of Texas student Parker Jackson sent sports website Busted Coverage a photo of Young posing with a coed flag football team. Young, the Heisman Trophy runner-up and Rose Bowl MVP after the 2005 season, is currently taking 16 credit hours at Texas so the claim isn't entirely far-fetched.
After being selected by the Tennessee Titans as the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft and landing a $58 million contract ($26 million guaranteed), Young's career ascended and then descended just as quickly.
Young set a rookie record for rushing yards by a QB, with 552, was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was a replacement starter in the Pro Bowl. After an up-and-down 2008 season, Young finished third in the NFL Comeback Player of the Year voting in 2009. But after the 2010 season, he only made three more starts and was finally released by the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 27, 2012.
And now, despite earning $30 million from the Titans and Eagles and being allowed to keep a $350,000 signing bonus from the Bills last fall, Young is reportedly broke, which he denies. (Click here for more on his financial woes.)
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