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Vince Young wants back in NFL, hires agent

By Alex Butler
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young watches from the sidelines after throwing a pass interception in the third during the quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on December 1, 2011. Young completed 17 of 29 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and has four intercepted in the The Eagles 14-31 loss to the Seahawks. UPI/Jim Bryant | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/052dc7ca8d2d791228e6d592f97543aa/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young watches from the sidelines after throwing a pass interception in the third during the quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on December 1, 2011. Young completed 17 of 29 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and has four intercepted in the The Eagles 14-31 loss to the Seahawks. UPI/Jim Bryant | License Photo

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- He hasn't taken a regular season snap since 2011, but Vince Young is eying a return to the NFL.

The 2005 Heisman Trophy winner and national champion from the University of Texas fell hard following a Pro Bowl rookie season in 2006 for the Tennessee Titans. Young, 33, was the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

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"WELCOME NEW CLIENT QB @VINCEYOUNG10 @Longhorn_FB @LonghornNetwork @UTAustin #HookEm #Texas," agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted Wednesday.

Young's last season came in 2011, when he completed 66-of-114 passes for 866 yards, four touchdowns, and nine interceptions.

"Welcome new client @VinceYoung10 who has dream of playing more football, being role model," Steinberg tweeted.

During his rookie campaign, Young completed 184-of-357 passes for 2,199 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He also ran for 552 yards and seven touchdowns. He regained Pro Bowl form in 2009, when he threw for 1,879 yards, 10 scores, and seven interceptions while rushing for 281 yards and two touchdowns.

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The Spring League extended invitations to Young, Johnny Manziel, and Ray Rice last month. Young was arrested in 2016 for DWI in Austin, Texas. He was later sentenced to 18 months of probation, fined $300, and ordered to complete 60 hours of community service.

Young has a 31-19 record as a starting quarterback in the NFL. He officially announced his retirement from the NFL in 2014. Young had short stints with the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Buffalo Bills before calling it quits.

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