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Steve Young


Jon Steven Young

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Salt Lake City, UT


Brigham Young University (1981-1983)


Steve Young set some of the greatest records in the history of football. Playing 31 games for Brigham Young 1981-83, he was responsible for 74 touchdowns- 56 passing and 18 running. He completed 592 passes for 7733 yards. He had 8,817 yards of total offense. In 1982, his total offense, 311.8 yards per game, was second in the nation. In 1983, he led the nation in total offense with 4,346 yards, 3,802 passing yards, 306 completed passes, 33 touchdown passes, and a pass completion percentage of .713. He was a unanimous All-America and won the Davey O'Brien and Sammy Baugh Awards as the nation's top quarterback. In 1983, he was recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame as a top scholar-athlete. He also won NCAA scholar-athlete recognition and was Western Athletic Conference all-academic. Young added a law degree in 1994. He played 15 years as a pro, winning three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers. He threw six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX January 29, 1995 and was Most Valuable Player in the game. He was MVP of the National Football League in 1992 and 1994.


Height 6'2

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1983 All-Conference
  • 1983 Conference MVP
  • 1983 Heisman - Second
  • 1983 Led nation in passing
  • 1983 Led nation in total offense
  • 1983 NCAA Postgraduate Scholar
  • 1983 NFF Scholar Athlete
  • 1983 O'Brien Award Winner
  • 1983 Unanimous All-America
  • 1982 All-Conference
  • 1982 Conference MVP
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