Steve Young

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  • Birth Name: Jon Steven Young
  • Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Profession: Former NFL player, Analyst
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  • Great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, namesake of Young's later alma mater.
  • Co-captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams during his senior year.
  • Honored with the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, given to the nation's best collegiate quarterback, in 1983; also named First Team All-American and was runner-up in that year's Heisman Trophy voting.
  • Began professional career with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL).
  • While in the USFL, became the first pro football player ever to pass for 300 yards while rushing for another 100 in a single game. 
  • Entered the NFL through the 1984 supplemental draft through a first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; traded to San Francisco in 1987 and finished his career with the 49ers.
  • Two-time NFL Most Valuable Player award winner (1992, 1994).
  • Awarded MVP of Super Bowl XXIX.
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. 
  • First and only left-handed quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 2005.
  • Jersey (#8) was retired by the San Francisco 49ers in 2008.
  • Holds many NFL records to this day, most notably: highest passer rating in a career (96.9), most rushing touchdowns by a QB in a career (43); most passing titles in a career (T-6) and consecutive passing titles (4); most TD passes in one Super Bowl (6).
  • Started the charitable organization, Forever Young Foundation, in 1993, which aides physically, emotionally, and financially challenged children.
  • Honored with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2009 which acknowledges athletes who completed their collegiate careers 25 years ago while remaining active in their communities and profession.
  • Became an NFL analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football in 2009.


  • Barbara Graham — Wife
  • Braedon Steven Young — Son
  • LeGrande "Grit" Young — Father
  • Melissa Young — Sister
  • Summer Ann Young — Daughter
  • Mike Young — Brother
  • Tom Young — Brother
  • Jim Young — Brother
  • Sherry Young — Mother
  • Jackson Graham Young — Son


  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States (BA in International Relations,1984); Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, United States (JD, 1994)


  • Birth Name: Jon Steven Young
  • Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Profession: Former NFL player, Analyst

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