Former Texas quarterback Vince Young has been hired by the school for community relations and fundraising.
UT spokeswoman Leslie Blair said Thursday that Young will earn $100,000 annually.
Young led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship before turning pro. He hasn't played in an NFL regular-season NFL game since 2011.
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Young spent five seasons with Tennessee. He started three games for the Eagles in 2011. He spent part of two preseasons with Buffalo and Green Bay. Young was signed May 1 by Cleveland, but released after the Browns drafted Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, who as a freshman won the Heisman Trophy.
Young, who in 2013 earned a bachelor's degree from UT in applied learning and development, will work in programs supporting first-generation college students and students from low-income backgrounds.
Former UT head coach Mack Brown tweeted about the news of Young's new gig:
I'm excited VY will be back @ work @ Texas! — Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) August 14, 2014