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)