His pro career fizzled after a few years but there’s no disputing that Vince Young was one of the best college football players of all-time. Now, some of his biggest awards and game-used memorabilia are on eBay after he apparently didn’t keep up with his payments on the storage unit where he’d been keeping them.
A Houston native, Young led the Texas Longhorns to the 2005-06 national championship game where they beat USC in one of the most anticipated matchups of all-time in the Rose Bowl. Young scrambled nine yards for a touchdown in the final seconds to give Texas a 41-38 win. Young accounted for 467 yards in total offense that day and was named the game’s MVP. That trophy, along with other memorabilia, have been listed by Texas eBay seller “Reclaimed Resale,” which says they were among “dozens” of items purchased in a November storage unit auction.
Reclaimed Resale has also listed Young’s Maxwell Award as the nation’s best college player, his Davey O’Brien award (best quarterback), his game-worn Rose Bowl helmet, Manning Award for 2005 and a 2003 Texas Longhorns lithograph containing over 70 autographs. Some of the items apparently have begun to show some wear. You can see what’s currently listed here.
Multiple game balls, signed jerseys and footballs and other items from Young’s high school, college and pro careers were also among the items in the storage unit haul, In its listings for the items it has put up for sale, Reclaimed Resale indicated it would be offering some of those items in the coming months.
“We are still going through boxes,” the company told SC Daily. “We will be listing items as we go.”
Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2006 and was named the Offensive Rookie of the Year but hasn’t been on a regular NFL season roster since 2011 despite tryouts with the Bills, Packers and Browns. He signed with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017 but tore a hamstring and has been out of football since. He’s now 36 years old.