Young maintained during the season that he would like to return for his senior year, but said his Rose Bowl performance put him “over the top.” “Hard work has paid off a whole lot,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonYoung was spectacular in Texas’ 41-38 Rose Bowl win over top-ranked USC on Wednesday, and he would have been a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy had he decided to return. The versatile quarterback accounted for 467 yards against USC – 200 running and 267 passing – and ran 8 yards for the winning touchdown with 19 seconds left. Young thanked many people, including his family and coach Mack Brown, who was at a coaches convention and could not attend Sunday’s news conference. He specifically thanked Brown for “helping me become a better man.” Young ends his career at Texas with a 30-2 record – the best in school history. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AUSTIN, Texas – Vince Young is headed to the NFL. The Texas quarterback, who led the Longhorns to their first national championship in 36 years, announced Sunday he would make himself eligible for the April draft.