Say What You Want About Vince Young…

September 17, 2009 | Glenn Clark

….but this is an AWESOME story. From

Vince Young wasn’t stepping up in the pocket, he was stepping up in life.

The Tennessee Titans quarterback surprised the sons of his desceased friend by taking Steve McNair’s sons to their school’s “Dear Dads Breakfast” on Wednesday in Nashville.

Young looked up to McNair as a kid, and he didn’t have to think twice about doing this for Trenton and Tyler.

“Those are my boys,” Young told The Tennessean. “I wouldn’t say it was to pay anyone back; it was just out of love. Steve would do it for me. He pretty much did it for me when I was growing up.

“I have a history with the boys and I want to do anything I can. I am their big brother.”

McNair was shot and killed July 4.

Young knew McNair, who quarterbacked the Titans from 1995 to 2005, long before entering the NFL, having attended youth football camps. He also spoke at McNair’s funeral in Hattiesburg, Miss.

“It was a great, great gesture,” said Julie Dilworth, admissions director at St. Paul Christian Academy. “All the kids had been talking about the dads’ breakfast and (Trenton and Tyler) were wondering what was going to happen with them.

“They were thrilled … the boys came to school with huge smiles on their faces.”

At the breakfast, Young gave jerseys and autographs to several students.

“Overall they are doing cool, doing good,” he said of McNair’s sons. “Just talking to their mom, I think they are going to be all right. I am always going to be here for them, always.”

Just awesome. Well done.