Former NFL Quarterback Vince Young's Childhood: "I Had to Grow Up Pretty Fast"
Season 1 Episode 104
Aired on 03/01/2015
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young experienced a meteoric rise in college and the National Football League. He then retired from the NFL in 2014. Now, filmmaker Jonas Elrod is meeting with Vince in Austin, Texas, to accompany him on his quest for a new life.
To explain where he's been, Vince opens up about growing up in a low-income community without a father figure. "I grew up with definitely a bunch of women: my two older sisters, my mom, my two grandmothers," he says. "Me being the man of the house, I had to do some things. I had to grow up pretty fast because I had to watch the women of the house, making sure all the doors were locked, taking out the trash, just trying to do my part as a young man."
Vince says his father was in prison for some of his childhood. "He got caught doing some things that he wasn't supposed to be doing. He got locked up for a pretty long time," he says. "[I] didn't get a chance to much be around him a lot or see him. You know, my mom and my family taught me different ways to overcome those obstacles and continue to keep striving for your goals."
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