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Encyclopedia > Steve Young (football player)
Steve Young
Date of birth October 11, 1961 (1961-10-11) (age 45)
Place of birth Flag of United States Salt Lake City, Utah
Height ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Position(s) QB
College BYU
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 7
Awards 1994 Super Bowl XXIX MVP
Honors All-Pro 1992, 93, 94, 98

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Retired #s San Francisco 49ers #8
Records Highest Passer Rating, All-time 96.8
Most passing titles, 6 (tied)
Most TDs, rushing, QB, 43
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1984-1985
1985-1986
1987-1999
Los Angeles Express (USFL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Francisco 49ers
College Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2005

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. He hold the NFL record fot highest passer rating and won six NFL passing titles. Steve is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... 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 is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 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. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ...

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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. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 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...


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. // BYUs origin can be traced back to 1862. ... 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 or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 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. College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


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. It was with the Express that Young came into contact with coach Russ A. Molzahn. At the time, it was another huge signing by the fledgling league, who had also succeeded in signing the current Heisman Trophy winner, running back Mike Rozier of the University of Nebraska as well as the previous winner, University of Georgia's running back Herschel Walker. Despite being surrounded with some talent, such as future NFL'ers JoJo Townsell, Mel Gray and Kevin Nelson, and making the playoffs in Young's first season, the Express never was able to create a sustaining fan base in Los Angeles. Young missed the first six games of his rookie season because because he took some college classes so he could graduate on time. However, he started the final 12 games and had a decent year. His most notable accomplishment was becoming the first pro football player ever to pass for 300 yards and rush for another 100 in a single game. 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. ... 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. ... Mike Rozier (born March 1, 1961 in Camden, New Jersey) was an American collegiate and professional football player. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Georgia. ... Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962, in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Mel Gray (born March 16, 1961) was a kick returner in the NFL. He played with the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


In Young's second and final season with the USFL's Express, between their owner going bankrupt and playing in front of 5,000 to 8,000 spectators, things got so desperate that in one game late in the season, decimated by injuries at running back, Young was forced to play the game at running back while his backup took the snaps.


The league ceased operations in 1986 after a disastrous move to a fall/winter schedule, forced by NJ Generals Owner Donald Trump, 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]


NFL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Young signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985 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. In his 19 games, he threw for only 11 touchdowns with 21 interceptions while completing less then 55% of his passes. 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 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 shined as a backup. In a 1988 game, the scrambling southpaw shredded the Minnesota Vikings for a 49-yard, game-winning touchdown run. He started the game out with a 73-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor, after Montana went down with an injury. The scramble for the game-winning score was highlighted by announcer Lon Simmons's reaction, "Young, back to throw, in trouble. He's going to be sacked. No, gets away...He runs...Gets away again! Goes to the 40...Gets away again! To the 35, cuts back at the 30! To the 20...the 15...the 10! He dives! Touchdown 49ers! Young is exhausted! He stumbled as he got to the 2. He could barely move. He dived into the end zone, and the 49ers have taken the lead with 1:58. A 49-yard touchdown run by Steve Young." Simmons stated later, "You won't see many better runs in your life than that." The play earned the 49ers a 24-21 victory and a bit of revenge on the Vikings. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... John Taylor is the name of: // John Taylor (Oxford), Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University 1486-1487 John Taylor (poet) (1580-1654), English poet John Taylor (1704-1766), English classical scholar John Edward Taylor (1791-1844), English translator John Taylor (1781-1864), British Egypt scholar John G. Taylor, British neural-network... Lon Simmons is a former American baseball and football broadcaster. ...


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. In his four seasons as a backup, he had thrown 23 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. It seemed there was a good chance he would eventually become the team's starter. 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...


Following an injury to Montana in the 1990 playoffs which forced him to miss the entire 1991 season, Young got his chance to lead the 49ers. It was a rough start for Young. Midway through the season, the 49ERS found themselves struggling with a 4-4 record. In the ninth game of the season, after throwing a franchise record 97-yard touchdown pass to Taylor, Young suffered a knee injury and was replaced by third string quarterback Steve Bono. After a loss in that game, Bono led the 49ers to five consecutive victories, playing so well that coach George Seifert decided to keep him in starting lineup after Young had recovered. It wasn't until the 15th game of season that Young got to play again, after Bono went down with an injury of his own. Young finished the game by leading the 49ers to victory and then closed out the season by throwing for three touchdowns and running for one in a 52-14 win over the Chicago Bears. Steve Bono with the St. ... George Seifert (born January 22, 1940 in San Francisco, California) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National...


Young finished the season with an NFL best 101.8 passer rating. But despite his strong finish, the season was widely regarded as a disappointment. The 49ers had slipped from a 14-2 record in the previous season to a 10-6 record in 1991. While 10 wins is usually enough to make the playoffs, this time it wasn't, and San Francisco ended up not playing in the postseason for the first time since 1982.


By the start of the 1992 season, it appeared the Young's starting job was in serious peril. In addition to having to compete with Bono, Montana appeared to be close to recovering from injury in the 1990 playoff game. San Francisco came close to trading Young, but no deals were finalized, and it turned out that Montana would not recover in time to start in the opening game. Young ended up as San Feancisco's starting quarterback, but once again got off to rough start. On the fifth play of the opening game, he suffered a concussion and was replaced by Bono, who threw two touchdown passes while leading the 49ers to a 31-14 win. The following week, San Francisco lost 34-31 to the Buffalo Bills, despite a career high 449 passing yards and three touchdowns from Young. However, Young recovered and led the 49ers on a five game wining streak, capped off by a 56-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. After missing the next game with the flu, Young led San Francisco to victory in all of their remaining games of the season, giving the team a 14-2 record. Young finished the season with 3,456 passing yards and 537 rushing yards, along with an NFL best 25 touchdown passes and 107.0 passer rating, earning him the Most Valuable Player award. Young was the first quarterback ever to record a triple digit rating in consecutive seasons. He went on to throw for 227 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rush for 73 yards, in a 20-13 divisional playoff win over the Washington Redskins before losing the NFC title game 30-20 against the eventual Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys. City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, 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 (1970... 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 Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Young's performance was so impressive that before the start of the 1993 season, San Francisco traded Montana to the Kansas City Chiefs. He was now the 49ers undisputed starter, and would remain so for the rest of his career. But once again, he had a rough start to the season. Over the first four games of 1993, Young, who was hindered by a swollen thumb on his throwing hand, threw eight interceptions, more then he had thrown during the entire 1992 season. But after his thumb healed, Young went on an incredible streak over a span of seven games, throwing 16 touchdown passes with only 2 interceptions and a 122.2 passer rating. By the end of the year, Young set franchise records for most passing yards (4,023), and consecutive passes thrown without an interception (189), while leading the NFL in touchdown passes (29) and passer rating (101.5). The team slipped to a 10-6 record, but advanced to the NFC championship game again by blowing out the New York Giants 44-3 in the divisional round. However, once again they were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, this time 38-21. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National...


In 1994, Young led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and won the NFL MVP award for the second time. He led the NFL for the third time in a row with 35 touchdown passes, while throwing only 10 interceptions, giving him an NFL best passer rating of 112.8, which was the highest quarterback rating in NFL history, surpassing the previous record held by Montana. For the third year in a row, the 49ers went on to face the Cowboys in the NFC championship game, but this time they managed to win it 38-28, with Young throwing for 2 touchdowns and running for 1. As a result the team advanced to the fifth Super Bowl in franchise history, and the first under Young, which they won easily, 49-26.


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 MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. 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. 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...


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. Over that span of seasons from 1995 to 1998, Young led the NFL in passer rating twice (in 1996 and 1997), and led the NFL with a career high 36 touchdown passes in 1998. Brett Lorenzo Favre (born October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi)[1] is the current 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: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, 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 (1970...


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), and retired at the end of the season. Reportedly, Young suffered from symptoms of post-concussion syndrome for weeks afterward. Post-concussion syndrome, also known as postconcussive 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 and Canadian 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.

A left-handed thrower, Young was famous for his ability to "scramble" away from the pass rush. 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 and Canadian football. ...


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 Royal 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. ... 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

  • Young is the great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for whom Brigham Young University is named.
  • His father, LeGrande "Grit" Young, played football at BYU in the late 1950's. He led the school in scoring in 1955 and in rushing and total offense in 1959.
  • Steve Young's younger brothers Mike and Tom both played quarterback at BYU after Steve, but neither received much playing time.
  • In 1994, Young graduated from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School with a Juris Doctor.
  • Young spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000, leading some to speculate that he might be interested in entering politics in the future.
  • Married former model Barbara Graham, on March 15, 2000 in a ceremony at the Kona Hawaii Temple in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii. They have two sons and one daughter together.
  • Steve Young's 1988 scramble against the Minnesota Vikings was featured in a 2006 Burger King commercial with the Burger King "King" digitally superimposed over the young quarterback.
  • When Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics in 1995, Young was the first volunteer. During the 2002 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Young carried the placard for Great Britain. Additionally, Young was among the contingent at Salt Lake City in February 1998 to receive the Olympic Flag after the 1998 Winter Olympics closed in Nagano, Japan at Salt Lake City International Airport.
  • He appeared in All Sport, Visa and Gatorade commercials with Jerry Rice while the two played for the 49ers.
  • Steve Young currently sits on the board of Foundry Networks.
  • In 1993 Steve founded a charitable foundation known as the Forever Young Foundation which serves children who face significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities unavailable to them.
  • Steve Young was a co-founder of a subprime mortgage lender, Sorensen Capital and currently is actively involved in that market.

See also, Brigham Young University 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. ... // BYUs origin can be traced back to 1862. ... Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. ... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Doctor of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... The Republican National Convention, held every four years, is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Burger King (often abbreviated to BK) is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... 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 among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...

NFL career statistics

Regular season

  • 4,149 passes attempted
  • 2,667 passes completed
  • 33,124 passing yards
  • 232 passing touchdowns
  • 107 passes intercepted
  • 46-18 record as a starter
  • 96.8 quarterback rating (best all-time)
  • 7 Pro Bowl appearances

Post-season

  • 471 passes attempted
  • 292 passes completed
  • 3,326 passing yards
  • 20 passing touchdowns
  • 13 passes intercepted
  • 12-8 postseason record

[1] The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...

See also

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

External links

Preceded by
Bruce Baumgartner
John Elway
Richard J. Giusto
Charles F. Kiraly
David R. Rimington
NCAA Top Five Award
Class of 1984
John E. Frank
Beth Heiden
Terrell L. Hoage
Stefan G. Humphries
Steve Young
Succeeded by
Gregg Carr
Tracy Caulkins
Doug Flutie
Mark J. Traynowicz
Susan E. Walsh
Preceded by
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers Starting Quarterbacks
1991-1999
Succeeded by
Jeff Garcia
Preceded by
Steve Deberg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Quarterbacks
1986
Succeeded by
Steve Deberg
Preceded by
Emmitt Smith
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXIX, 1995
Succeeded by
Larry Brown
Preceded by
Thurman Thomas
NFL Most Valuable Player
1992 season
Succeeded by
Emmitt Smith
Preceded by
Emmitt Smith
NFL Most Valuable Player
1994 season
Succeeded by
Brett Favre
NFL MVP Award from the Associated Press.
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