Steve Young

Steve Young is a philanthropist, football analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback from his days wearing No. 8 with the San Francisco 49ers. Young went from backing up legendary quarterback Joe Montana to being league MVP ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Biggest Loser 2008 (Tv Show)

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Listen Up 2004 (Tv Show)

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Super Bowl XXXVII 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Friday Night Super Bowl Bash 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dharma & Greg 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Magic Jersey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Wings 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Spotlight With Phyllis George (09/20/95) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The American Athlete 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1995 (Tv Show)

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Fox All Star Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Grunt & Punt 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Little Caesar's 11th Annual All-Madden Team 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Frasier 1994 (Tv Show)

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Biography

Steve Young is a philanthropist, football analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback from his days wearing No. 8 with the San Francisco 49ers. Young went from backing up legendary quarterback Joe Montana to being league MVP in 1992 and 1994. He tossed a record six touchdowns in Super Bowl XXIX and delivered the Niners' fifth championship. Though he only started for nine seasons, Young won six passing titles with his incredible efficiency, and his 96.8 career passer rating set a record. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, becoming the first left-handed quarterback to receive the honor. He remained busy after retirement with humanitarian causes, primarily through his Forever Young Foundation established in 1993, which is active in humanitarian efforts throughout Africa and South America. Young has also served as spokesperson for the Best Shot Foundation, dedicated to protecting children in developing countries from preventable diseases. He and his wife Barbara have also been active supporters of gay rights. Young worked as a TV and radio contributor for ESPN, and in 2009 he became an analyst for "Monday Night Football" (ABC/ESPN, 1970- ). Young fought adversity and anonymity to become one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Since retiring from the sport, Young has gained as much respect for his charity work and frank football commentary as he did with his achievements on the field.

Relationships

Barbara Graham

Wife

LeGrande Young

Father

Brigham Young

Grandparent

Sherry Young

Mother

EDUCATION

BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

1994

Brigham Young University

1980 - 1984
Majored in International Relations

Milestones

2009

Hired as analyst on "Monday Night Football"

2008

No. 8 jersey retired by 49ers

2005

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

2001

Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

1995

Won Super Bowl XXIX and game MVP

1994

Completed his law degree at BYU

1994

Won second NFL MVP

1992

Won NFL MVP

1991

Became starting QB for the 49ers

1987

Traded to San Francisco 49ers

1985

Drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL supplemental draft.

1984

Signed $40 million contract with USFL

Bonus Trivia

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Plays golf and basketball with his right hand, throws with his left.

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Became the first left-handed quarterback to be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Footage of Young's 1988 scramble against the Minnesota Vikings was used for a Burger King commercial, with the restaurant mascot replacing the QB.

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Founded the Forever Young Foundation in 1993.

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Active in humanitarian causes in developing countries.

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Young and his wife are vocal supporters of gay rights.

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