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Ranking: No. 1 QB, No. 1 Overall (2002)
The Longhorns picked up the country's top overall player and a dual-threat quarterback that, in the coaches' minds, could create extra offensive dimensions that would revolutionize how the position would be played. Young also considered Arkansas and Miami (FL).
"An amazing athlete, Young could be a superstar at the next level at several different positions." —Rivals.com
"Young could easily play another position on the college level. But his athleticism at the quarterback position gives him another dimension." —Rivals.com
Young helped to redefine just how the quarterback position can be played at the college level, preceding a number of super-athletic, dual-threat signal-callers to raise the standards of an elite college quarterback. Young made waves before the likes of Terrelle Pryor, Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III.
Young led the Longhorns to consecutive Rose Bowl victories following the 2004 and 2005 season, with the latter coming in the BCS National Championship Game against the top-ranked USC Trojans.
Young contributed one of the most memorable and impressive individual performances against the Trojans, amassing 267 passing yards and 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score on a 4th-and-5 with 19 seconds to play.
Currently, Young is a free agent in the NFL after failed stints in Tennessee and Philadelphia.
Honorable mention: Garrett Gilbert, Chris Simms