AUSTIN, Texas -- UT quarterback Vince Young has been named Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week for the third time this season. He is only the second player in the history of the award to win it three times in one season; the first was Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson last year.
Young won this week's award in a landslide, garnering 49 percent of fan voting after becoming the first player in NCAA history to record 250-plus yards rushing and 230-plus yards passing in the same game last week at Oklahoma State. He was also the first Longhorn to record over 500 yards of total offense by setting the UT record for rushing yards by a QB with 267, while passing for 239 yards, for a total of 506. It was the fifth-best rushing performance in Longhorn history overall.
Young led the Horns back from a 28-9 deficit with 38 unanswered points for a 47-28 win, moving No. 2 Texas to 8-0 for the first time since 1983. He opened the second half with an 80-yard TD run, which was the longest by a QB in UT history and the 10th-longest by any player in school history. Young finished the game completing 15-of-30 passes for 239 yards and two TDs, while also rushing for two TDs as part of his 267 yards. The victory improved his record as a starter to 25-2 (.926), which ranks ninth on the NCAA all-time winning percentage by a QB list.
Young was one of four candidates for the All-America Player of the Week, who are selected by a panel of ABC Sports and ESPN college football analysts. The other finalists were: Iowa State wide receiver Todd Blythe (30%), USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett (11%) and Wisconsin running back Brian Calhoun (10%).
This season, Young is 120-of-190 (63.2%) for 1,835 yards and 16 TDs. He ranks seventh in the nation in passing efficiency at 163.7. He also has rushed 103 times for 725 yards and eight TDs. With 2,560 yards of total offense (No. 7 on the UT all-time single-season list), Young ranks ninth nationally at 320.0 yards per game. He also ranks second nationally with 24 TDs accounted for (18.5 ppg).
For his career, Young has completed 352-of-583 passes (60.4%) for 4,839 yards (No. 5 on UT's all-time list) and 34 TDs (No. 5 on UT's all-time list) while rushing for 2,802 yards (11th all-time NCAA by a QB/No. 7 on UT's all-time list/No. 1 among QBs) and 33 TDs (No. 1 on UT's career rushing TDs by a QB list/T-No. 5 all-time) on 405 carries (6.9 ypc) in 32 games. His 7,641 yards of total offense rank third on the UT all-time list and his 67 TDs responsible for are tied for the third-highest total in UT history with Cedric Benson. Young has a career passer rating of 151.2.