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Texas fires ex-QB Young from campus job

Legendary Texas quarterback Vince Young has been fired by his alma mater for poor job performance.

Young, who worked part-time as a development officer and football camp specialist, “failed to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university,” according to school documents released to the Austin American-Statesman.

The former NFL quarterback made $50,000 a year in the job.

Young, 35, learned of his termination in a letter dated March 1. His “documented history of work performance” and a pair of arrests on drunk driving charges contributed to the decision, according to the newspaper.

He previously received a letter in September 2017 warning him that further poor performance on the job could lead to his dismissal.

Young was arrested outside of Houston on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in February and posted $500 bond. He previously paid a $300 fine and was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service after pleading no contest to a similar charge stemming from an arrest in January 2016.

In three seasons at Texas, Young passed for 6,040 yards and 44 touchdowns with 28 interceptions and rushed for 3,127 yards and 37 more scores. He led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship.

Young was drafted third overall by Tennessee and played for the Titans for five seasons, appearing in 54 games and starting 47. He ended his career after one season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, playing in six games and starting three.

Young finished with 8,964 yards passing and 46 touchdowns with 51 interceptions in the NFL. He rushed for 1,459 yards and 12 scores.

He will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December.