AUSTIN (KXAN) — Fitting for the week of the USC-Texas reunion, former Texas quarterback Vince Young will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame at the end of 2018.
Some might be surprised it’s taken this long for Young to receive the honor.
Young made two appearances in the Rose Bowl and changed history with his performances delivering Texas a national championship in 2005 over USC.
In 2004, Texas made its first appearance in a BCS bowl game at the Rose Bowl against Michigan. Young led the Longhorns down the field before Dusty Mangum hit a last second, 37-yard field goal for the 38-37 win.
Young earned the Offensive MVP award in both the 2004 and 2005 games accounting for 839 total yards and eight touchdowns.
Texas and USC meet for the second time since the 2005 national title game Saturday at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.