Vince Young On ‘05 Heisman: “I definitely want it”

Jim Wyatt of the NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN reports that Vince Young has finally weighed in on the record about his stance on the 2005 Heisman Trophy.

Last week, Young was asked twice if he’d be interested in being awarded the 2005 trophy if the Heisman Trust decides to strip Bush of the honor. Wyatt reports that both times Young refused comment.

Monday, Young made his thoughts known about the situation.


Young, who was the runner-up in the Heisman voting in 2005 to Bush as quarterback of eventual national champion Texas, told ESPN:

“I definitely want it, I definitely want it. But he won it fair and square definitely, and it’s much respect to Reggie, man. He had a great career and he’s already won a Super Bowl before me. I’m already mad about that.

“But at the same time I am definitely happy for him, man, and he is definitely the Heisman Trophy winner for that year. But if they send it over to me I am not going to say no to it.”

The eight members of the Heisman Trust will  reportedly gather in New York tomorrow as part of a regularly-scheduled meeting. Interestingly, Bush was spotted in New York last Friday but would not confirm if he was in town to meet with the Heisman Trust during his visit.

Yahoo Sports reported last week that Bush would be “relieved” of the Heisman Trophy before the end of September and that the 2005 award would be vacated. After Yahoo’s report, two Heisman Trust officials issued statements that said that no decision on Bush’s award has yet been made.