NFL: Indianapolis 22, Tennessee 20

NASHVILLE, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning threw for 312 yards and a TD Sunday, but the Indianapolis defense had to stop a last-minute drive by Vince Young to triumph 22-20 over Tennessee.

NFL: Houston 20, Kansas City 3

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Schaub threw for 225 yards and a touchdown in his first game as Houston quarterback Sunday, as the Texans defeated Kansas City, 20-3.

NFL: Tennessee 13, Jacksonville 10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Vince Young put Tennessee in front with a two-yard scoring run late in the third quarter Sunday and the Titans held on to defeat Jacksonville 13-10.

NFL: Tennessee 30, Green Bay 14

NASHVILLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Vince Young warmed up for the regular season by throwing for one TD and running for another Thursday night as the Tennessee Titans beat Green Bay, 30-14.

NFL: Tennessee 28, Buffalo 17

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Vince Young completed 13 of 19 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown Friday night in leading the Tennessee Titans past Buffalo, 28-17, in an exhibition game.

NFL: Tennessee 27, New England 24

FOXBORO, Mass., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- John Vaughn kicked a 22-yard field goal on the first play after the two-minute warning Friday night, as Tennessee beat New England, 27-24, in preseason play.

NFL: Washington 14, Tennessee 6

NASHVILLE, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Marcus Mason’s 1-yard TD run and Byron Westbrook’s last-minute fumble recovery Saturday gave the Washington Redskins a 14-6 preseason win over Tennessee.

Miss USA 2007 crowned

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Miss USA 2006, Tara Conner, passed her crown on to Miss Tennessee USA Rachel Smith Friday night, making her Miss USA 2007. Smith was chosen by a star-studded judge panel, which included Tennessee Titan's quarterback Vince Young, talk show host Jerry Sprin

Houston Texans release David Carr

HOUSTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans gave up on quarterback David Carr Friday, releasing the player who has been the face of the franchise during its entire five-year history. Carr was the first player ever drafted by the Texans and he started 75 games -- completing 60 per

Titans GM resigns under pressure

NASHVILLE, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans General Manager Floyd Reese resigned under pressure Friday after 13 seasons with the team.

NFL: New England 40, Tennessee 23

NASHVILLE, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Tom Brady passed for 225 yards and Corey Dillon had two rushing TDs Sunday as the New England Patriots ended Tennessee's slim playoff hopes with a 40-23 win.

Merriman tops AFC weekly awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman, who was suspended for four games earlier this season, was selected one of three AFC players of the week.

NFL: Tennessee 30, Buffalo 29

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Tennessee scored the game's final 10 points Sunday and beat the Buffalo Bills, 30-29.

NFL: Tennessee 24, Jacksonville 17

NASHVILLE, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Cortland Finnegan returned a fumble 92 yards for a touchdown Sunday afternoon as the Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville, 24-17.

NFL: Tennessee 26, Houston 20 (OT)

HOUSTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Rookie quarterback Vince Young scored on a 39-yard run in overtime Sunday afternoon as the Tennessee Titans beat the Houston Texans, 26-20.
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Vince Young
Tennessee Titan Vince Young, Jacksonville Jaguar Maurice Jones-Drew and New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush (L to R) watch video highlights during the Rookie of the Year news conference during the week of Super Bowl XLI in Miami Beach, Florida, on February 1, 2007. Vince Young won the honor. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Vincent Paul Young, Jr. (born May 18, 1983), nicknamed "VY", is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Tennessee Titans. Young was the third overall draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at The University of Texas. In his rookie season, Young was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and earned a roster spot on the AFC Pro Bowl team. In 2009, Young earned his second Pro Bowl Selection and was named Sporting News NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

As a junior in college, Young finished second behind Reggie Bush in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, an honor later vacated. He won the Davey O'Brien Award which is given annually to the best collegiate quarterback in the nation. Following the Heisman voting, Young led his team to a BCS National Championship against the defending BCS national champion, University of Southern California, in the 2006 Rose Bowl. The game was called one of the most-anticipated games in the history of college football. Texas retired Young's jersey on August 30, 2008.

Young grew up in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood in Houston, Texas, where he was primarily raised by his mother and his grandmother. His father, Vincent Young Sr., missed much of Vince's college career due to a 2003 burglary conviction and prison sentence. Young credits his mother and grandmother for keeping him away from the street gangs. At the age of 7, Young was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle at the corner of Tidewater and Buxley, streets in his Houston neighborhood. The accident nearly killed him, leaving him hospitalized for months after the bicycle's handle bar went into his stomach. Today, he credits this event for making him into a "tougher" individual. Vince Young wore the number 10 to show love and respect for his mother, Felicia Young, whose birthday is June 10.

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