Orlando, Fl. (PRWEB) December 5, 2005
Did you know that Vince Young love to sing and is active in community services projects through his church? Off the field, Young speaks at local elementary school to children and at youth football banquets. Young nickname is "VY",loves soul food and his favorite CD is "50 cent." Vince sports hero as a kid was Steve Mc Nair, and he can really sing, but he is too humble to admit that fact.
Jennifer "Rose" Magley is bless with talent, beauty and the X-factor. Off the court, Jennifer plays the violin and sings in a Christian choir. Magley has completed her first children's book and plans to published it in 2006. Jennifer is a model for "sport Scheke," the largest sport catalogue in Germany. Magley has done extensive runway modeling for designer Jessica McClintock, and she plans to design her own tennis outfits when she starts playing professional tennis in 2006. Jennifer spends her spare time visiting Boys and Girls club, and the YMCA after-school programs. Magley gives tennis clinics and motivates students to set goals and develop visions in their lives.
How do these two All-American managed their lives so well off the field and the court? Vince Young and Jennifer Magley have remained true to their values, and both have a strong faith in God.
In The Beginning
When Vince Young stepped on the University of Texas landscape he was a Red-Shirt Freshman and in 2003, Young became a back-up quarterback to Chance Mock. Young had not quite earned his stripes, but Vince was content to wait his turn. In 2003, Vince was asked to step-in to relieve his quarterback during the New Mexico game. With a 45-7 lead, the 6-foot-5 , 220lbs Young showed off his dazzling running ability with a team-high 61 yards on five carries and a pair of touchdowns. Both quarterbacks looked good, but Young had energized the fans and there was a sudden outcry to see Vince Young's magic again and again. In 2003 Young was name Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year. As a Sophomore, Vince lead Texas in the 2004 Rose Bowl against Michigan. Simarly, Jennifer Magley presence as a Freshman on the University of Florida Women's Tennis Team mesmerized the crowd with her powerful serve and her fierce competitiveness. Magley hardwork earned her recognition of the 2003 SEC Tournament MVP and First Team All-SEC accolades in singles as a Freshman and a Sophomore but that was just the beginning.
According to conventional thinking, a great Freshman and Sophomore Seasons do not guarantee a great college career. Young and Magley understood that, and knew there was much more hardwork to be done. Each have achieved outstanding college careers as Juniors, and today are rated No.1 in their particular sport. Both have earned the respect of intercollegiate coaches, sportswriters and their peers.
"Vince Young Today"
Named AP All-American First Team and 2nd Runer-up for the 2005 Heisman Trophy. Vince wins the 2005 Maxwell Award as "The Nation's Top Football Player;" and the 2005 Davey O'Brien Award for "The Nation's No.1 quarterback," beating out Southern Cal's Matt Leinart and Notre Dame Brady Quinn. Clinched the Big 12 Championship and earned a ticket to the 2006 Rose Bowl. Win/loss record 29-2 as of December 3, 2005, ranking him #2 of Texas quarterbacks by number of wins. Vince's career passing completion is the best in Texas History, and his passing efficiency is the best in the nation. Passed for over 40 TD's , while rushing for 2,851 yards. Rate No.1 Texas all-time quarterback rushing. Broke a school record with 8,269 yards of total offense. Young has rushed and thrown for over 100 yards in the same game a Texas record five times in his career. He is the first player in Texas history to register more than one game with 400 or more yard of total offense a feat that he has accomplished three times. Set a Texas record for total offensive yard in a game with 506 yards against Oklahoma State on October 29, 2005. Young set the Texas single-game record for rushing yard by a quarterback with 192 versus Michigan in the Rose Bowl. Young became the first quarterback in Texas history to pass and rush for 1,000 or more yards in the same season and is tied with Ricky Williams for the third-most 100 yard games by a freshman in school history. MOVE OVER RICKY WILLIAMS TEXAS HAS A NEW CHAMPION.
Jennifer "Rose" Magley Today
Magley, who is the 2005-2006 preseason No.1- ranked singles player in the country, earned All-American honors (2004& 2005 Singles All-American & 2003 & 2005 Doubles All-American) during her three years at University of Florida during which she helped the Gators capture the 2003 NCAA Championship in addition to three SEC Southeastern Conference Tournament titles and two regular season league crowns. Magley complied a 97-25 singles record and a 92-24 doubles mark, collecting two singles and two collegiate double titles.
Magley also excelled in the classroom and graduated December 17, 2005 as cum laude from University of Florida. Jennifer's academic career mirrorerd her success on the court and off the court. Jennifer was named a 2005 First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Women's At-Large Team, as well as the 2005 SEC Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Jennifer was a three-time ITA Scholar Athlete by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 average. Magley was the 2003 Tournament MVP while earning First Team All-SEC accolades in singles (2003 & 2005) and doubles (2004&2005) during her career. In the fall of 2005, Jennifer was eligible to graduate after 3 1/2 year with the Florida Gator's Women's Tennis Team. Jennifer decided to graduate early, and forego her senior season to go Pro. During her December graduation, she received special recognition from the entire audience with a standing ovation.
What does it take to be the best? LEADERSHIP!
A player that is invaluable to a good team; a player that would be good on any team; and a player with something special that is beyond just production and victory. To be the best, you have to be a leader where others trust your judgment. Young and Magley truly exemplified these characteristics.
Vince Young's debut in the Rose Bowl with former Heisman Winner Matt Leinart, and Jennifer's debut in Clearwater on February 27th in Professional Tennis is "Strictly Business." Neither have allowed their respective sport to define them, instead Vince and Jennifer have made their own path. So today, we salute Vince Young and Jennifer "Rose" Magley as the "2005-2006 Sportsmavericks' All Star Award Winner."
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