The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

87. Vince Young

Sport: Football
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2006 BCS National Champion, 2x Pro Bowler, 2005 All American
The NFL version of Vince Young still needs some refining. The college version, however, was a sight to behold. During his 2004 season with Texas, Young amassed 1,000+ yards passing and rushing while scoring 26 touchdowns. But all that was tune-up for his remarkable junior year where he passed for 3,036 yards with 1,050 rushing yards and scored 38 TDs. Then, he had that memorable 2006 Rose Bowl Game where he single-handedly defeated the USC Trojans. Former Trojans coach Pete Carroll commented that VY had "the best [performance] I've seen by one guy." And rightly so when consider that dude had 467 yards of offense by himself (267 passing, 200 rushing).

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