Vince Young is going back to work, but the paid gig is with the University of Texas, not in the NFL.

Young accepted a position that will pay him $100,000 annually with a start date of Sept. 1 in which he will assist UT's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

"Vince's passion for the educational success of young people and his experiences as a first-generation college graduate make him a perfect fit for this role," Gregory J. Vincent, UT's vice president for diversity and community engagement, said in a statement. "We are excited about the enthusiasm and skill set he is bringing to our team and look forward to working with Vince."

Texas president Bill Powers publicly congratulated Young on returning to the university as a graduate to help other students "change the world."

He led Texas to 31 victories and a BCS Natioal Championship in 2005.

Young, 31, officially retired in June from the NFL following a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns during minicamp. His six-year career began when the Tennessee Titans drafted him third overall in 2006 and he signed a $58 million deal with $25.7 million guaranteed.

He last played in a regular-season game in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Young's role as a development officer for program alumni relations involves raising money for programs that help first-generation and low-income college students.

"The position with DDCE is a great way to stay connected to the university and help make a difference in the lives of underserved kids across the state," Young said in a statement.