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Encyclopedia > Steve Young (athlete)
Steve Young

Steve Young on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Date of birth October 11, 1961 (age 45)
Place of birth Flag of United States Salt Lake City, Utah
Height ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Position(s) QB
College BYU
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, 1999
Awards 1994 Super Bowl XXIX MVP

1992 AP NFL MVP
1994 AP NFL MVP
1992 NFL Offensive
Player of Year

1992 UPI NFC Offensive
Player of Year

1994 UPI NFC OFF POY
1992 Bert Bell Award
1992 PFWA NFL MVP
1994 PFWA NFL MVP
1994 Bert Bell Award
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Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. He was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXIX, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, the first left-handed quarterback to be so honored. The San Francisco 49ers are a National Football League team that play in San Francisco, California. ... The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League, an attempt to form a second major professional football league in the United States to compete with the established National Football League. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Salt Lake City redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League, an attempt to form a second major professional football league in the United States to compete with the established National Football League. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...

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High school career

Young attended Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. He earned 1978 All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors in his junior year, his first year starting at quarterback for the Cardinals. In 1979, he once again earned All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors, along with CIAC All-State honors, rushing for 13 touchdowns. In two seasons, he ran the ball 267 times for 1,928 yards. In the option offense run by Greenwich, passing was always the second option; he completed only 41 percent of his throws for 1,220 yards. During his senior year he was co-captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. In basketball, he averaged 15 points a game. In baseball, he hit .384 and played center field when he wasn't pitching. He was 5-1 and threw a 3-0 no-hitter against New Canaan High School. On top of all of his athletic accomplishments, Steve was also a National Merit Scholar and posted a 4.0 GPA, all the while getting up at 5:00 a.m. each morning to attend an LDS Church religious class before school. // Greenwich High School is a public school in Greenwich, Connecticut serving grades 9-12. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government type Representative town meeting  - First selectman James A. Lash  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area    - City 174. ... FCIAC, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference, was established in 1961 and is made up of high schools throughout Fairfield County. ... The Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is the governing body of secondary schools in the state of Connecticut. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... New Canaan High School (NCHS) is the only public high school in New Canaan, Connecticut. ... The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ... A grade in education can mean either a teachers evaluation of a students work or a students level of educational progress, usually one grade per year (often denoted by an ordinal number, such as the 3rd Grade or the 12th Grade). This article is about evaluation of... The temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Salt Lake City, Utah is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ...


College

Young played college football at Brigham Young University. Initially, he struggled at passing, and BYU's coaching staff considered switching him to defensive back because of his athleticism. However, he worked hard to improve his quarterbacking skills and eventually succeeded record-setting Jim McMahon as the Cougars' starting QB. Young's senior season (1983) was spectacular. He passed for 3,902 yards and 33 touchdowns in the regular season, and his 71.3% completion percentage set an NCAA single-season record. He also added 544 yards rushing. With Young at quarterback, BYU set an NCAA record by averaging 584.2 yards of total offense per game, with 370.5 of those yards coming from Young's passing and rushing. The Cougars finished the year with an impressive 11-1 record; Young was named First Team All-American and finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy (behind Nebraska running back Mike Rozier). Young capped his college career by scoring the game-winning touchdown in BYU's 21-17 victory over Missouri in the 1983 Holiday Bowl. Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... James Robert Jim McMahon (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American football star in the 1980s, first at Brigham Young University and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... Mike Rozier (born March 1, 1961 in Camden, New Jersey) was an American collegiate and professional football player. ... The University of Missouri–Columbia, (abbreviated MU and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Columbia is the flagship campus in the University of Missouri System with approximately 27,000 students. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ...


Young finished his 3 seasons with 592 pass completions for 7,733 yards and 56 touchdowns, along with 1,048 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground. In 2001, he was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


Professional career

USFL

Young signed a record 10-year, $40m contract with the Los Angeles Express of the now-defunct United States Football League in 1984. However, the league ceased operations in 1986 after a disastrous move to a fall/winter schedule to compete with the National Football League. Young's contract with the team set forth that Young would be paid one million dollars annually for 40 years, or until 2026. Twenty years after the USFL folded, Young reportedly continues to receive his annuity.[verification needed] The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League, an attempt to form a second major professional football league in the United States to compete with the established National Football League. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ...


NFL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Young signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being the first player selected in the year's supplemental draft. However, the Buccaneers posted 2-14 win-loss records in each of Young's two seasons with them, and Young's record as starter was 3-16. City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference...


San Francisco 49ers

When the Buccaneers selected University of Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde first overall in the 1987 NFL Draft, Young was deemed a bust and traded to the San Francisco 49ers on April 24, 1987, to serve as a backup to Joe Montana. The Buccaneers received 2nd and 4th round draft picks in the trade, which they used to draft Miami linebacker Winston Moss, and Arizona State wide receiver Bruce Hill, respectively. The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... The 1987 NFL Draft The 1987 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the U.S. town, see Joe, Montana. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Winston Moss (born 12/24/1965) was a former NFL linebacker, and current Linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He attended the University of Miami for college. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Bruce Edward Hill (born February 29, 1964 in Fort Dix, New Jersey), is a former American professional football player who selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft. ...


Steve Young played behind Montana his first several years, but shone as a backup. In a 1988 game, the scrambling southpaw shredded the Minnesota Vikings for a 49-yard, game-winning touchdown run. In 1989, he displayed his potential to become the team's starter in the future. While Montana won the NFL MVP award and led the team to victory in Super Bowl XXIV, Young still had a good season, completing 69% of his passes for 1,001 yards and 8 touchdowns, with only 3 interceptions. Following an injury to Montana in the 1990 playoffs, Young got his chance to lead the 49ers in the 1991 season. He won the NFL's Most Valuable Player award in 1992 and again in 1994. He also led the league in pass efficiency for an NFL record four straight years. The crowning achievement of the Steve Young-led San Francisco 49ers was their dominating 49-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance...


On the strength of a six touchdown performance that surpassed the previous record of five, owned by the man Young replaced, Joe Montana, Steve Young was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Young also threw for 325 yards and rushed for 49 yards, making him the first player ever to finish a Super Bowl as the game's lead in both rushing and passing yards. The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


In the three years following Super Bowl XXIX, the 49ers would be eliminated each year by Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers, twice in San Francisco. However, in 1998, Young would finally best Favre in the NFC wild card game, as he threw the winning touchdown to wide receiver Terrell Owens with three seconds remaining to win the game 30-27. In deference to Dwight Clark's legendary catch against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC championship game, Owens' grab was called "The Catch II". However, a week later, the 49ers were defeated by the Atlanta Falcons 20-18 in the divisional playoffs. Brett Lorenzo Favre (Rhymes with starve) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973, in Alexander City, Alabama), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


1999 was Steve Young's final season. After suffering his fourth concussion in three years in the third game of the regular season (officially, Young has suffered seven concussions; many believe the number to be higher), he was relegated to the sidelines and retired at the end of the season. Reportedly, Young suffered from symptoms of post-concussion syndrome for weeks afterward. Post-concussion syndrome, or PCS, is a set of symptoms that a person may experience for weeks, months, or even years after a concussion, a mild form of traumatic brain injury. ...


Though he did not become the 49ers' starter until his 8th NFL season, and though he played a full season only twice during his 15-year career, Young compiled impressive career numbers. He completed 2,667 of 4,149 passes for 33,124 yards and 232 touchdowns, with 107 interceptions. His 96.8 passer rating is the highest in NFL history; his 4,239 rushing yards are the second most ever gained by a quarterback, behind Randall Cunningham. Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football. ... For former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ...


Legacy

National Football League stars of past and present participated in the ESPN Pro Bowl Skills Challenge, part of the ProBowl weekend, and put on a show for service members in Hawaii at the J.W. Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa, Feb. 10. The former greats kicked it off with the Alumni Air-It-Out flag football game. Steve Young (#8) and Michael Irvin (with ball) connected on several passes to stomp John Elway’s team.
National Football League stars of past and present participated in the ESPN Pro Bowl Skills Challenge, part of the ProBowl weekend, and put on a show for service members in Hawaii at the J.W. Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa, Feb. 10. The former greats kicked it off with the Alumni Air-It-Out flag football game. Steve Young (#8) and Michael Irvin (with ball) connected on several passes to stomp John Elway’s team.

A left-handed thrower, Young was famous for his ability to "scramble" away from the pass rush. Steve also is known for being one of the toughest qurterbacks to ever to play the game.He holds the record for most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, 43. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to have four consecutive seasons with a passer rating of over 100; he also led the league in passer rating those four years, another NFL record. Overall, Young was the NFL's top rated passer in 6 different seasons (1991-1994, 1996-1997), tying a record set by Sammy Baugh. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2698x1721, 3806 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Steve Young (athlete) Michael Irvin Rod Woodson Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2698x1721, 3806 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Steve Young (athlete) Michael Irvin Rod Woodson Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football. ... Samuel Adrian Baugh (born March 17, 1914) is a retired American football player born in Temple, Texas, the second son of James and Lucy Baugh. ...


He has the second-highest single-season passer rating at 112.8 (set in the 1994 season), next to Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning, who shattered the mark in 2004 with a record 121.1 QB rating. However, among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts, Young's career passer rating of 96.8 is the highest of any quarterback in NFL history. Peyton Manning is second at 94.4; Kurt Warner is third at 93.8. Young's career completion percentage (64.3%) is the fourth-highest ever for qualifying quarterbacks, behind Kurt Warner (65.6%), Chad Pennington (65.1%), and Marc Bulger (64.4%). City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Kurtis (Kurt) Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals. ... James Chadwick Chad Pennington (born June 26, 1976 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American football quarterback for the NFLs New York Jets. ... Marc Robert Bulger (born April 5, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football player and the St. ...


In 1999, he was ranked #63 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. Young was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 5, 2005 and was enshrined August 7, 2005. His induction speech was given by his father, Grit Young. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the most-recognized architectural symbol of Mormonism For other uses, see Mormon (disambiguation). ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. ... A bar examination is a lengthy examination (two or more days) conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction. ... The Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Republican Party, is held every four years to determine the partys candidate for the coming Presidential election and the partys platform. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... Burger King, Seoul, South Korea Burger King is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... Salt Lake City redirects here. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Categories: Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...

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Bruce Baumgartner
John Elway
Richard J. Giusto
Charles F. Kiraly
David R. Rimington
NCAA Top Five Award
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John E. Frank
Beth Heiden
Terrell L. Hoage
Stefan G. Humphries
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Gregg Carr
Tracy Caulkins
Doug Flutie
Mark J. Traynowicz
Susan E. Walsh
Preceded by
Joe Montana
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Jeff Garcia
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Steve Deberg
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1986
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Steve Deberg
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Emmitt Smith
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
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Larry Brown
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Thurman Thomas
NFL Most Valuable Player
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Emmitt Smith
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Emmitt Smith
NFL Most Valuable Player
1994 season
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Brett Favre

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