The Info List - Steve Young

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Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former professional American football
American football
quarterback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and is best known for his 13 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Express of the United States Football League (USFL). Young played college football for Brigham Young
Brigham Young
University, setting school and NCAA records en route to being runner-up for the 1983 Heisman Trophy. Young was named the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player
NFL Most Valuable Player
in 1992 and 1994, and was the MVP of Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIX. During his 1994 MVP campaign, he set a new NFL record for passer rating at 112.8.[1] He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Throughout his NFL career, Young proved to be a very efficient passer—leading the league in passer rating a record six times, and completion percentage and yards per attempt five times.[2] At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts (96.8). As of the end of the 2016 season, he is ranked fifth all-time in passer rating, and is ranked second highest amongst retired players, behind only Tony Romo.[3] His 43 career rushing touchdowns are second among quarterbacks, while his 4,239 rushing yards ranks third all time.[4]


1 Early years 2 College football 3 Professional football

3.1 USFL

3.1.1 Los Angeles
Los Angeles

3.2 NFL

3.2.1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.2.2 San Francisco 49ers 3.2.3 Montana's backup: 1987–1990 3.2.4 1991 season 3.2.5 1992 season: first MVP 3.2.6 1993 season 3.2.7 1994 season: second MVP and Super Bowl
Super Bowl
run 3.2.8 Later years and injuries

3.3 Career statistics 3.4 Records and legacy

4 Post-football

4.1 Business career 4.2 Acting career

5 Philanthropy 6 Personal life 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early years[edit] Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Young attended Greenwich High School
Greenwich High School
in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he played quarterback on its Cardinals football team. He earned 1978 All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors in his junior year, his first year as a starter. In his senior year he rushed for 13 touchdowns and earned All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors, and was named to the CIAC All-State team. In the rush-first option offense run by Greenwich he completed only 41 percent of his throws for 1,220 yards, but ran the ball 267 times for 1,928 yards. On Thanksgiving Day in November 1979, Greenwich lost to Darien High School, known for its "Tidal Wave Defense", 17-0. 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. College football[edit] Young was heavily recruited by the University of North Carolina for his running skill, which wanted him to play quarterback in their option offense. Young instead chose Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University
(BYU). Initially, he struggled at throwing the ball, and BYU's coaching staff considered switching him to defensive back because of his athleticism. However, he worked hard to improve his passing skills and eventually succeeded record-setting Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
as BYU's 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 by several news organizations and received the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback
Award, which recognizes the nation's best collegiate quarterback each year. He also 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 on a pass from the halfback in BYU's 21–17 victory over Missouri in the 1983 Holiday Bowl. Young finished his college career with 592 pass completions for 7,733 yards and 56 touchdowns, along with 1,048 yards and 18 touchdowns rushing. He was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
in 2001. Professional football[edit] USFL[edit] Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Express[edit] Young signed a record 10-year, $40 million contract with the USFL's Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Express in 1984. He agreed to take his payment in the form of an annuity paid out over 40 years to help the fledgling team. At the time, it was another huge signing by the fledgling league, which had already succeeded in signing both reigning Heisman Trophy winner, running back Mike Rozier
Mike Rozier
of Nebraska and the previous winner, Georgia running back Herschel Walker. Despite being surrounded with talent which included such future NFL players as Jojo Townsell, Mel Gray, and Kevin Nelson, and making the playoffs in Young's first season, the Express was never able to create a sustaining fan base in Los Angeles. Instead, the 1985 season rapidly became a fiasco. Before one game, the team bus driver refused to drive the Express to the Coliseum after his paycheck bounced. Young contributed a lot of money, as did some of his teammates, and the driver got them to their game. Young then lined up in the tailback position and took snaps from the shotgun formation because the Express were left with no healthy running backs.[citation needed] After missing the first six games of his rookie season while taking some college classes in order to graduate on time, Young started the final twelve. He had a respectable year, highlighted by becoming the first pro football player ever to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a single game. In his second season with the Express, owner William Oldenburg went bankrupt, and was forced to turn the team over to the league after being unable to find a buyer. It was reported that Young had insured the contract and would still be paid until 2027.[5] However, in a 1985 article the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times stated that he received a $1.4 million settlement on the annuity.[6] The league ceased operations in 1986 after losing most of its claims in an antitrust suit against the NFL, with its top talent absorbed by the NFL in a dispersal draft conducted in the aftermath. NFL[edit] Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit] Young was the first player selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL
and CFL Players, signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
in 1985. The team posted 2–14 records in his two seasons with them, going 3–16 with him as a starter. Young threw for only 11 touchdowns with 21 interceptions while completing fewer than 55% of his passes. In spite of this San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
coach Bill Walsh was impressed by Young's natural abilities and felt that his problems were due to the struggling Bucs organization. San Francisco 49ers[edit] The Buccaneers selected University of Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde first overall in the 1987 NFL Draft because Young was deemed a bust. Young was traded to the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
on April 24, 1987 to serve as a backup to Joe Montana. The Buccaneers received second and fourth round draft picks in the trade, which they used to draft Miami linebacker Winston Moss, and Arizona State wide receiver Bruce Hill, respectively. Montana's backup: 1987–1990[edit] Young played behind Montana his first several years, but shone as a backup. Substituting for an injured Montana, early in the first quarter of a 1987 game against the Chicago Bears, he threw four touchdown passes in a 41–0 victory. In their 1987 divisional playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings, he replaced Montana in the second half after the team fell behind 27-10. The 49ers still lost the game, but Young had a fairly good performance with 12/17 completions for 158 yards and a touchdown, with one interception, while also leading San Francisco in rushing with 72 yards and a touchdown on six carries. On October 30, 1988, Young ran for a 49-yard, game-winning touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. He started the game out with a 73-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor, after Montana went down with an injury. The play earned the 49ers a 24–21 victory and a bit of revenge on the Vikings for their previous season's playoff loss. 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
Super Bowl
XXIV, Young still had a good season, completing 69% of his passes for 1,001 yards and eight touchdowns, with only three interceptions. On October 22, 1989, he posted a perfect passer rating of 158.3 when he completed 11 of 12 passes for 188 yards and three touchdown passes in a 37–20 victory over the New England Patriots. In his four seasons as a backup, Young had thrown 23 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. He rushed for a career-high 102 yards on just eight carries vs. the New Orleans Saints on December 23, 1990, making him only the second 49ers quarterback to rush for at least 100 yards in a single game. The 49ers lost the game 13-10.[7] 1991 season[edit] Following an injury to Montana's elbow in the 1990 NFC Championship Game, 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 backup quarterback Steve Bono. After a loss in that game and the next, Bono led the 49ers to five consecutive victories, playing so well that coach George Seifert decided to keep him in the starting lineup after Young had recovered. It wasn't until late in the 15th game of the season, after Bono went down with an injury of his own, that Young got to play again. Young then closed out the season by throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns and also rushing for 63 yards and another touchdown in a 52–14 win over the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
in a Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
game at Candlestick Park. Young finished the season with an NFL best 101.8 passer rating. Despite missing five full games and most of a sixth, he still threw for 2,517 yards and 17 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions. But despite Young's strong season, the season for the team 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 was not, and San Francisco ended up not playing in the postseason for the first time since 1982. It was thought by many that Young's days as the 49ers starter were numbered due to the impending return of Montana from the injury to his right elbow, and some observers said the 49ers should trade Young and keep Montana and Bono. However, the trade never happened. 1992 season: first MVP[edit]

Young's 1992 MVP season jersey shown at Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
in Canton, OH

By the start of the 1992 season, it appeared that Young's starting job was in serious peril. In addition to having to compete with Bono, Montana appeared to be close to recovering from his elbow tendon surgery. San Francisco came close to trading Young to the Los Angeles Raiders, but no deal was finalized and it turned out that Montana would not recover in time to start in the opening game. Montana would not return until the final game of the 1992 season, a Monday Night home game against the Detroit Lions. Montana played the entire second half and guided the 49ers to victory. Young ended up as San Francisco's starting quarterback, but once again got off to a rough start. On the fifth play of the opening game at the Giants, 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, in a game that for the first time in NFL history there were zero punts from either team. Young recovered and led the 49ers on a five-game winning streak, capped off by a 56-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons in which Young passed for 399 yards and three touchdowns. After missing most of the next game (a 24-14 loss to the Cardinals) with the flu, he led San Francisco to victory in all of their remaining games of the season, giving the team a 14–2 record. 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. The 49ers lost the NFC title game, however, 30–20 against the eventual Super Bowl
Super Bowl
champion Dallas Cowboys. Young threw for 313 yards, completing 71.4% of his passes while passing for one touchdown and rushing for another. He also threw two interceptions, but the final one came with the outcome of the game already decided. Young finished the season with 3,465 passing yards and 537 rushing yards, along with an NFL best 25 touchdown passes and 107.0 passer rating, earning him the NFL Most Valuable Player
NFL Most Valuable Player
Award and his first selection to the Pro Bowl. He was the first quarterback ever to record a triple digit rating in consecutive seasons. Many credit Young's turnaround to the mentoring of the 49ers' new Offensive Coordinator Mike Shanahan, who worked with Young on combining his running skill with on-the-move passing decisions. 1993 season[edit] Before the start of the 1993 season, team owner Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. announced that he wanted Montana to resume his role as starting quarterback for the 49ers. However, a rift in the locker room had developed, with players split on whom they wanted at quarterback. In the spring of 1993, at Montana's request, San Francisco traded Montana to the Kansas City Chiefs. Young 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 than 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), (later eclipsed by Alex Smith
Alex Smith
in 2012) 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
New York Giants
44–3 in the divisional round. However, once again they were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, this time 38–21. 1994 season: second MVP and Super Bowl
Super Bowl
run[edit] After several key free agent signings including All-Pro cornerback Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders
and NFL Draft
NFL Draft
selections, the 49ers looked to win their first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
since 1989. They started fast, beating the Los Angeles Raiders 44–14 on the strength of four touchdown passes from Young, one of four games during the regular season in which he had at least four. After a loss in a much anticipated game to Joe Montana
Joe Montana
and the Kansas City Chiefs, the 49ers won their next two games before losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 40–8 at Candlestick Park, a game in which Young was eventually benched in the middle of an offensive series. Although head coach George Seifert later said he only pulled Young because he was getting manhandled by the Eagles' defense, Young had had enough of being scapegoated for 49er shortfalls and loudly (and visibly) lambasted Seifert over his decision.

"Is this great or what? I mean, I haven't thrown six touchdown passes in a game in my life. Then I throw six in the Super Bowl! Unbelievable."

Steve Young[8]

But the game was considered a turning point in the season; from there, Young led the team to 10 consecutive wins, by an average of 20 points, before losing the meaningless finale against the Vikings in which Young completed his first 12 of 13 attempts before going to the sidelines. They finished an NFL best 13–3, securing home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The 49ers had the number one offense in the NFL, and were so dominant that Seifert often took Young out of games early if he felt that the 49ers had an insurmountable lead at the time. After an easy 44-15 victory over the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
in the divisional round of the playoffs, the 49ers jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game, holding on to win 38-28. Young threw for two touchdowns, while adding 47 yards and another touchdown on the ground. As a result, he would head to his first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
as a starting quarterback. The 49ers were heavy favorites to become the first team with five Super Bowl
Super Bowl
victories. On the strength of a six touchdown performance that surpassed the previous Super Bowl
Super Bowl
record of five, owned by the man Young replaced, Joe Montana, Steve Young
Steve Young
was named the MVP of Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIX, as the 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26. Young also threw for 325 yards and rushed for 49 yards, making him the first player ever to finish a Super Bowl
Super Bowl
as the game's leader in both rushing and passing yards. The victory capped off an incredible year for Young, who had one of the best seasons by a quarterback in NFL history. He threw for 3,969 yards, a then-franchise record 35 touchdown passes with only 10 interceptions, completed 70.3 percent of his passes—the highest completion percentage of the 1990s, third all-time, and at the time, the best completion percentage by any quarterback with more than 400 attempts (later eclipsed by Drew Brees
Drew Brees
in 2009). Additionally, Young broke Joe Montana's single season mark with a then-record 112.8 passer rating, and also once again demonstrated his great scrambling ability, accumulating another 289 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground. For his record-breaking season performances, Young was awarded his second AP NFL MVP award, becoming the 6th player in NFL history to win both league and Super Bowl
Super Bowl
MVP honors in the same season. Later years and injuries[edit] In the three years following Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIX, the 49ers would be eliminated each year by Brett Favre
Brett Favre
and the Green Bay Packers, twice in San Francisco. In addition to the early playoff exits, Young suffered a series of injuries that forced him to miss several games from 1995 to 1997. Young entered the 1998 season at age 37 and some began to wonder if his skills would diminish because of his history of injuries and a general decline in his game due to age. However, he silenced all critics once again, putting up career numbers in passing yards (4,170) and passing touchdowns (36). He finally beat Favre and the Packers in the NFC wild card game that year, as he threw the winning touchdown to wide receiver Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens
with three seconds remaining to win the game 30–27. In reference to Dwight Clark's legendary catch against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC championship game, Owens' grab was called "The Catch II." A week later, however, Garrison Hearst broke his ankle on the 49ers first play from scrimmage. Without the threat of a running game, Young threw three interceptions (the last one a Hail Mary pass with under 30 seconds remaining in the game) and the 49ers were defeated by the Atlanta Falcons 20-18. 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 36 touchdown passes in 1998. The 1999 season would turn out to be Steve Young's last in the NFL. Young was plagued by concussions throughout his career. During a Week 3 Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
game against the Arizona Cardinals, Young was violently sacked by Cardinals' cornerback Aeneas Williams
Aeneas Williams
due to a missed blocking assignment by 49ers' running back Lawrence Phillips. Young was knocked out of the game with a concussion, and didn't return again for the rest of the season due to symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. The concussion he suffered against the Cardinals was reportedly his second in a season that was only three weeks old, and the seventh (at least) of his career. Young was forced to retire at the end of the year; the team informed him that he would be released if he did not retire. Although Young was offered a job as the Broncos starting quarterback, he retired because of his repeated concussions.[9][10] In a 2013 Frontline interview, Young said that, partially based upon their own experiences, he and many retired players are increasingly concerned about repeated concussions and subconcussive hits. He is particularly concerned about certain positions that take frequent hits, such as running backs and linemen.[11] Career statistics[edit]


Led the league

Team won the Super Bowl


Bold Career high


Year Team G GS Passing Rushing

Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD

1984 LA 12 12 179 310 57.7 2,361 7.6 10 9 80.6 79 515 6.5 7

1985 LA 10 10 137 250 54.8 1,741 7.0 6 13 63.1 56 368 6.6 2

Career 22 22 316 560 56.4 4,102 7.3 16 22 72.8 135 883 6.5 9


Year Team G GS Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles

Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sack Yds Fum Lost

1985 TB 5 5 72 138 52.2 935 6.8 3 8 56.9 40 233 5.8 1 21 158 4 3

1986 TB 14 14 195 363 53.7 2,282 6.3 8 13 65.5 74 425 5.7 5 47 326 11 9

1987 SF 8 3 37 69 53.6 570 8.3 10 0 120.8 26 190 7.3 1 3 25 0 0

1988 SF 11 3 54 101 53.5 680 6.7 3 3 72.2 27 184 6.8 1 13 75 5 3

1989 SF 10 3 64 92 69.6 1,001 10.9 8 3 120.8 38 126 3.3 2 12 84 2 1

1990 SF 6 1 38 62 61.3 427 6.9 2 0 92.6 15 159 10.6 0 8 41 1 1

1991 SF 11 10 180 279 64.5 2,517 9.0 17 8 101.8 66 415 6.3 4 13 79 3 2

1992 SF 16 16 268 402 66.7 3,465 8.6 25 7 107.0 76 537 7.1 4 29 152 9 6

1993 SF 16 16 314 462 68.0 4,023 8.7 29 16 101.5 69 407 5.9 2 31 160 8 6

1994 SF 16 16 324 461 70.3 3,969 8.6 35 10 112.8 58 293 5.1 7 31 163 4 3

1995 SF 11 11 299 447 66.9 3,200 7.2 20 11 92.3 50 250 5.0 3 25 115 3 3

1996 SF 12 12 214 316 67.7 2,410 7.6 14 6 97.2 52 310 6.0 4 34 160 3 2

1997 SF 15 15 241 356 67.7 3,029 8.5 19 6 104.7 50 199 4.0 3 35 220 4 2

1998 SF 15 15 322 517 62.3 4,170 8.1 36 12 101.1 70 454 6.5 6 48 234 9 8

1999 SF 3 3 45 84 53.6 446 5.3 3 4 60.9 11 57 5.2 0 8 63 2 2

Career 169 143 2,667 4,149 64.3 33,124 8.0 232 107 96.8 722 4,239 5.9 43 358 2,055 68 49

Records and legacy[edit]

Young and Michael Irvin
Michael Irvin
playing in the ESPN
Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
Skills Challenge in 2006

Although Young did not become the 49ers' starter until his 8th NFL season, and he played a full season only three times during his 15-year career, Young had a significant impact on the NFL. A two-time league MVP, he completed 2,667 of 4,149 passes for 33,124 yards and 232 touchdowns, with 107 interceptions, and 43 rushing touchdowns. His 96.8 career passer rating is the fourth highest in NFL history and highest amongst retired players; his 4,239 rushing yards are the fourth most ever gained by a quarterback, behind Michael Vick, Cam Newton, and Randall Cunningham. He was the NFL's top rated passer in six different seasons and led the league in touchdown passes four times. In 20 postseason games, he threw 20 touchdown passes with only 13 interceptions, and scored 8 touchdowns on the ground. In his stint with the San Francisco 49ers, Young passed for 29,907 yards, 221 touchdowns, and 86 interceptions, with a passer rating of 101.4, highest in franchise history. He was also sacked 290 times, also most in franchise history.

NFL records

Fifth-highest passer rating, career – 96.8[12] Most times led the league in passer rating, career – 6 (tied w/ Sammy Baugh)[12] Most consecutive times led the league in passer rating – 4 (1991–94)[12] Most seasons with a passer rating over 100, career – 6 (1991–94, 1997–98)[13] One of 7 QBs to lead the league in touchdown passes 4 times (tied w/Johnny Unitas, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Len Dawson)[12] Most passes attempted, playoff game – 65 vs. Green Bay, 1995[14] Most TD passes, playoff game – 6 (tied w/ Daryle Lamonica & Tom Brady)[14] Most TD passes in one Super Bowl
Super Bowl
– 6[15] Most rushing yards by a QB, postseason career – 594[16] Most rushing touchdowns by a QB, postseason career – 8[16]

49ers records

Highest completion percentage (20+ Atts) (Game): vs Detroit (10/20/91), 90.0 Most average yards per attempt (20+ Atts) (Game): vs Detroit (12/19/93), 15.39 Most touchdown passes (season): 36 (1998) Best completion percentage (season): 70.3 (1994) Best passer rating (season): 112.8 (1994) Most 300-yard passing games (season): 7 (1998) Best passer rating (career): 101.4 Most average yards per attempt (career): 8.20 Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass: 18, at Det. (10/9/94) to vs. StL (11/26/95) note: (DNP in 5 games in 1995) Best completion percentage (career): 65.8 Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (career): 43

In 1999, he was ranked No. 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; he was the first left-handed quarterback to be so honored.[17] He was enshrined August 7, 2005. His induction speech was given by his father, LeGrande "Grit" Young. The San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
had his No. 8 jersey retired during a halftime ceremony against the New England Patriots on October 5, 2008. He was the 11th player in team history to receive this honor.[18] He is also the only 49er in team history to wear No. 8.[19] Post-football[edit] Business career[edit] Young received a Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor
from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School.[20] Young serves[when?] as a managing director of Huntsman Gay Global Capital[21] after being involved in business ventures with the private equity firm, which he co-founded with billionaire industrialist Jon M. Huntsman and former Bain Capital
Bain Capital
executive Robert C. Gay.

Young serving as a commentator at the 2010 NFL Draft

Young spoke at the Republican National Convention
Republican National Convention
in 2000.[22] Young was one of several notable BYU athletes and coaches who appeared in the school's 2011 "Real Cougar" advertising campaign, which featured the individuals telling an actual cougar about being a "real cougar." In one of the ads, Young poked fun at himself:[23]

Young: I love BYU so much I even got my law degree here. Cougar: (growls) Young: Lawyers... I know.

Acting career[edit] Young has both performed dramatic roles and appeared as himself in a limited acting career. He appeared in one episode of Frasier
and one episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (cast as Lois' former high school football quarterback boyfriend, Joe Maloy).[24] He also made a guest appearance as himself in the Dharma & Greg episode "Are You Ready for Some Football?" encouraging Dharma, the team's Number One Fan. In 1995, Young appeared as himself in the Season 6, Episode 12 episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. He also made cameo appearances in the Mormon comedy The Singles Ward
The Singles Ward
(2002) and in a season 5 episode of BYUtv's Studio C (2014). Young also made a guest appearance as himself in season 8 of the NBC
comedy series Wings in the episode "Just Call Me Angel". Young was originally offered a part in the 1998 movie There's Something About Mary, but turned the role down. He was replaced by Brett Favre.[25] Philanthropy[edit] Young serves as a National Advisor to ASCEND: A Humanitarian Alliance. This non-profit organization plans expeditions to African and South American countries to provide life skills mentoring with sustainable solutions in education, enterprise, health and simple technology.[26] In 1993, Young founded a charitable foundation known as the Forever Young Foundation, which serves children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities otherwise unavailable to them.[27][28] Young also serves as the National Spokesman for the Best Shot Foundation,[29] an organization founded by former Save Darfur Coalition executive director and founder, David Rubenstein.[30] He began his affiliation with the organization in 2009, when he became the honorary league commissioner for their charitable dodgeball tournaments held on college campuses nationwide.[31][32] Personal life[edit]

Young speaking to Young Single Adults in 2009

Young is a great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young,[33] second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
for whom BYU is named. His father, LeGrande "Grit" Young, played football at BYU in the late 1950s. 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.[citation needed] Young has been married to Barbara Graham since 2000. They have two boys and two girls.[34] See also[edit]

List of NFL quarterbacks who have passed for 400 or more yards in a game List of NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame List of NCAA major college football yearly passing leaders List of NCAA major college football yearly total offense leaders


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BYU Cougars starting quarterbacks

Carter Lyons Jones August Sheide Nielsen Wilson McMahon Young Bosco Lindley Jensen Covey Detmer Walsh Sarkisian Miller Feterik Doman Beck Hall Heaps Nelson Hill Stewart Mangum Hoge Critchlow

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
starting quarterbacks

Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1976) Parnell Dickinson (1976) Terry Hanratty (1976) Gary Huff (1977) Randy Hedberg (1977) Jeb Blount (1977) Doug Williams (1978–1982) Mike Rae (1978) Mike Boryla (1978) Jack Thompson (1983–1984) Jerry Golsteyn (1983) Steve DeBerg (1984–1987, 1992–1993) Steve Young
Steve Young
(1985–1986) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1987–1992) John Reaves (1987) Jim Zorn
Jim Zorn
(1987) Joe Ferguson (1988–1989) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1990–1991) Jeff Carlson (1991) Craig Erickson (1993–1994) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(1994–1999) Shaun King (1999–2000, 2002) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1999) Brad Johnson (2001–2004) Rob Johnson (2002) Brian Griese
Brian Griese
(2004–2005, 2008) Chris Simms
Chris Simms
(2004–2006) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2006) Tim Rattay (2006) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2007–2008) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2007) Byron Leftwich
Byron Leftwich
(2009) Josh Johnson (2009, 2011) Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
(2009–2013) Mike Glennon (2013–2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2014) Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston
(2015–present) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
starting quarterbacks

Frankie Albert
Frankie Albert
(1946–1952) Y. A. Tittle
Y. A. Tittle
(1951–1960) Jim Powers (1953) Jim Cason (1954) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1956) John Brodie
John Brodie
(1957–1973) Lamar McHan (1963) Bob Waters (1963) George Mira
George Mira
(1964–1967) Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1967, 1969, 1972–1973, 1975) Joe Reed (1973–1974) Tom Owen (1974–1975) Dennis Morrison (1974) Norm Snead (1974–1975) Jim Plunkett (1976–1977) Scott Bull (1976, 1978) Steve DeBerg (1978–1980) Joe Montana
Joe Montana
(1979–1990) Matt Cavanaugh
Matt Cavanaugh
(1984–1985) Jeff Kemp (1986) Mike Moroski (1986) Steve Young
Steve Young
(1987–1999) Bob Gagliano (1987) Steve Bono
Steve Bono
(1991) Elvis Grbac
Elvis Grbac
(1995–1996) Jim Druckenmiller (1997) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1998) Steve Stenstrom (1999) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(1999–2003) Tim Rattay (2003–2005) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2004–2005) Alex Smith
Alex Smith
(2005–2007, 2009–2012) Cody Pickett
Cody Pickett
(2005) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2007) Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
(2007–2009) Chris Weinke (2007) J. T. O'Sullivan
J. T. O'Sullivan
(2008) Troy Smith
Troy Smith
(2010) Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick
(2012–2016) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
(2015–2016) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2017) C. J. Beathard
C. J. Beathard
(2017) Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo

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NFL personalities


Suzy Kolber Samantha Ponder Trey Wingo Wendi Nix Sal Paolantonio


Eric Allen Lomas Brown Tedy Bruschi Ryan Clark Mike Golic James Hasty Matt Hasselbeck Tim Hasselbeck Ron Jaworski Randy Moss Rex Ryan Jeff Saturday Marcellus Wiley Charles Woodson Darren Woodson Steve Young


Chris Mortensen Sal Paolantonio Louis Riddick Adam Schefter Michael Smith


Joe Tessitore Beth Mowins

Color commentator

Rex Ryan

Sideline reporter

Lisa Salters

Steve Young—awards, championships, and honors

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1983 College Football All-America Team
College Football All-America Team
consensus selections


QB Steve Young RB Mike Rozier RB Bo Jackson RB Greg Allen RB Napoleon McCallum WR Irving Fryar TE Gordon Hudson

OL Bill Fralic OL Terry Long OL Dean Steinkuhler OL Doug Dawson C Tony Slaton


DL Rick Bryan DL Reggie White DL William Perry DL William Fuller

LB Ricky Hunley LB Wilber Marshall LB Ron Rivera LB Jeff Leiding

DB Russell Carter DB Jerry Gray DB Terry Hoage DB Don Rogers


PK Luis Zendejas P Jack Weil

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Davey O'Brien Award winners

1981: McMahon 1982: Blackledge 1983: S. Young 1984: Flutie 1985: Long 1986: Testaverde 1987: McPherson 1988: Aikman 1989: Ware 1990: Detmer 1991: Detmer 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Collins 1995: Wuerffel 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Manning 1998: Bishop 1999: Hamilton 2000: Weinke 2001: Crouch 2002: Banks 2003: White 2004: White 2005: V. Young 2006: Smith 2007: Tebow 2008: Bradford 2009: McCoy 2010: Newton 2011: Griffin III 2012: Manziel 2013: Winston 2014: Mariota 2015: Watson 2016: Watson 2017: Mayfield

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Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player
NFL Most Valuable Player
Award winners

1957: J. Brown 1958: J. Brown 1959: Unitas 1960: Van Brocklin 1961: Hornung 1962: J. Taylor 1963: Tittle 1964: Unitas 1965: J. Brown 1966: Starr 1967: Unitas 1968: Morrall 1969: Gabriel 1970: Brodie 1971: Page 1972: L. Brown 1973: Simpson 1974: Stabler 1975: Tarkenton 1976: Jones 1977: Payton 1978: Bradshaw 1979: Campbell 1980: Sipe 1981: Anderson 1982: Moseley 1983: Theismann 1984: Marino 1985: Allen 1986: L. Taylor 1987: Elway 1988: Esiason 1989: Montana 1990: Montana 1991: Thomas 1992: Young 1993: Smith 1994: Young 1995: Favre 1996: Favre 1997: Favre & Sanders 1998: Davis 1999: Warner 2000: Faulk 2001: Warner 2002: Gannon 2003: Manning & McNair 2004: Manning 2005: Alexander 2006: Tomlinson 2007: Brady 2008: Manning 2009: Manning 2010: Brady 2011: Rodgers 2012: Peterson 2013: Manning 2014: Rodgers 2015: Newton 2016: Ryan 2017: Brady

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Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year
NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Award winners

1972: Brown 1973: Simpson 1974: Stabler 1975: Tarkenton 1976: Jones 1977: Payton 1978: Campbell 1979: Campbell 1980: Campbell 1981: Anderson 1982: Fouts 1983: Theismann 1984: Marino 1985: Allen 1986: Dickerson 1987: Rice 1988: Craig 1989: Montana 1990: Moon 1991: Thomas 1992: Young 1993: Rice 1994: Sanders 1995: Favre 1996: Davis 1997: Sanders 1998: Davis 1999: Faulk 2000: Faulk 2001: Faulk 2002: Holmes 2003: Lewis 2004: Manning 2005: Alexander 2006: Tomlinson 2007: Brady 2008: Brees 2009: Johnson 2010: Brady 2011: Brees 2012: Peterson 2013: Manning 2014: Murray 2015: Newton 2016: Ryan 2017: Gurley

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Bert Bell Award winners

1959: Unitas 1960: Van Brocklin 1961: Hornung 1962: Robustelli 1963: J. Brown 1964: Unitas 1965: Retzlaff 1966: Meredith 1967: Unitas 1968: Kelly 1969: Gabriel 1970: Blanda 1971: Staubach 1972: L. Brown 1973: Simpson 1974: Olsen 1975: Tarkenton 1976: Stabler 1977: Griese 1978: Bradshaw 1979: Campbell 1980: Jaworski 1981: Anderson 1982: Theismann 1983: Riggins 1984: Marino 1985: Payton 1986: Taylor 1987: Rice 1988: Cunningham 1989: Montana 1990: Cunningham 1991: Sanders 1992: Young 1993: Smith 1994: Young 1995: Favre 1996: Favre 1997: Sanders 1998: Cunningham 1999: Warner 2000: Gannon 2001: Faulk 2002: Gannon 2003: Manning 2004: Manning 2005: Alexander 2006: Tomlinson 2007: Brady 2008: Peterson 2009: Brees 2010: Vick 2011: Rodgers 2012: Peterson 2013: Manning 2014: Watt 2015: Newton 2016: Ryan 2017: Wentz

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Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
Best Male Athlete ESPY Award

1993: Jordan 1994: Bonds 1995: Young 1996: Ripken Jr. 1997: Johnson 1998: Woods / Griffey Jr. 1999: McGwire 2000: Woods 2001: Woods 2002: Woods 2003: Armstrong 2004: Armstrong 2005: Armstrong 2006: Armstrong 2007: Tomlinson 2008: Woods 2009: Phelps 2010: Brees 2011: Nowitzki 2012: James 2013: James 2014: Durant 2015: Curry 2016: James 2017: Westbrook

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIII champions

4 Max Runager 6 Mike Cofer 8 Steve Young 9 Barry Helton 15 John Paye 16 Joe Montana 20 Tory Nixon 21 Eric Wright 22 Tim McKyer 24 Harry Sydney 25 Doug DuBose 26 Darryl Pollard 29 Don Griffin 31 Chet Brooks 32 Terrence Flagler 33 Roger Craig 35 Del Rodgers 38 Greg Cox 42 Ronnie Lott 44 Tom Rathman 46 Tom Holmoe 49 Jeff Fuller 50 Riki Ellison 51 Randy Cross 53 Bill Romanowski 54 Ron Hadley 55 Jim Fahnhorst 57 Sam Kennedy 58 Keena Turner 60 Chuck Thomas 61 Jesse Sapolu 62 Guy McIntyre 65 Jeff Bregel 67 Pete Kugler 69 Bruce Collie 72 Jeff Stover 74 Steve Wallace 75 Kevin Fagan 76 Dwaine Board 77 Bubba Paris 78 Pierce Holt 79 Harris Barton 80 Jerry Rice
Jerry Rice
(MVP) 82 John Taylor 83 Terry Greer 84 Brent Jones 85 Mike Wilson 86 John Frank 88 Calvin Nicholas 89 Ron Heller 91 Larry Roberts 92 Kevin Lilly 94 Charles Haley 95 Michael Carter 96 Danny Stubbs 97 Doug Mikolas 99 Michael Walter

Head coach: Bill Walsh

Coaches: Dennis Green Tommy Hart Mike Holmgren Sherman Lewis Bobb McKittrick Bill McPherson Ray Rhodes George Seifert Lynn Stiles Fred von Appen

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIV champions

6 Mike Cofer 8 Steve Young 9 Barry Helton 13 Steve Bono 16 Joe Montana
Joe Montana
(MVP) 21 Eric Wright 22 Tim McKyer 23 Spencer Tillman 24 Harry Sydney 26 Darryl Pollard 27 Mike Richardson 30 Keith Henderson 31 Chet Brooks 32 Terrence Flagler 33 Roger Craig 40 Johnnie Jackson 42 Ronnie Lott 44 Tom Rathman 46 Tom Holmoe 49 Jeff Fuller 50 Riki Ellison 53 Bill Romanowski 54 Matt Millen 55 Jim Fahnhorst 56 Steve Hendrickson 58 Keena Turner 59 Keith DeLong 60 Chuck Thomas 61 Jesse Sapolu 62 Guy McIntyre 63 Jim Burt 64 Rollin Putzier 65 Jeff Bregel 66 Terry Tausch 67 Pete Kugler 69 Bruce Collie 74 Steve Wallace 75 Kevin Fagan 77 Bubba Paris 78 Pierce Holt 79 Harris Barton 80 Jerry Rice 81 Jamie Williams 82 John Taylor 83 Terry Greer 84 Brent Jones 85 Mike Wilson 86 Mike Barber 88 Mike Sherrard 89 Wesley Walls 91 Larry Roberts 92 Kevin Lilly 94 Charles Haley 95 Michael Carter 96 Danny Stubbs 98 Antonio Goss 99 Michael Walter

Head coach: George Seifert

Coaches: Tommy Hart Mike Holmgren Sherman Lewis Bobb McKittrick Bill McPherson Ray Rhodes Lynn Stiles Bob Zeman

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIX champions

4 Doug Brien 8 Steve Young
Steve Young
(MVP) 10 Klaus Wilmsmeyer 14 Bill Musgrave 18 Elvis Grbac 20 Derek Loville 21 Deion Sanders 22 Tyronne Drakeford 25 Eric Davis 27 Adam Walker 28 Dana Hall 32 Ricky Watters 33 Dedrick Dodge 35 Dexter Carter 36 Merton Hanks 40 William Floyd 41 Toi Cook 43 Marc Logan 45 Adrian Hardy 46 Tim McDonald 50 Gary Plummer 51 Ken Norton Jr. 53 Tony Peterson 54 Lee Woodall 55 Kevin Mitchell 57 Rickey Jackson 58 Todd Kelly 61 Jesse Sapolu 63 Derrick Deese 64 Ralph Tamm 65 Harry Boatswain 66 Bart Oates 67 Chris Dalman 69 Rod Milstead 71 Charles Mann 72 Mark Thomas 74 Steve Wallace 75 Frank Pollack 77 Brian Bollinger 79 Harris Barton 80 Jerry Rice 81 Ed McCaffrey 82 John Taylor 84 Brent Jones 85 Ted Popson 86 Brett Carolan 88 Nate Singleton 90 Darin Jordan 91 Rhett Hall 92 Troy Wilson 94 Dana Stubblefield 95 Richard Dent 96 Dennis Brown 97 Bryant Young 98 Antonio Goss 99 Tim Harris

Head coach: George Seifert

Coaches: Dwaine Board Neal Dahlen Tom Holmoe Carl Jackson Larry Kirksey Gary Kubiak Alan Lowry John Marshall Bobb McKittrick Bill McPherson Brian Pariani Bo Pelini Ray Rhodes Mike Shanahan Mike Solari

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Super Bowl
Super Bowl
champion starting quarterbacks

I: Starr II: Starr III: Namath IV: Dawson V: Unitas VI: Staubach VII: Griese VIII: Griese IX: Bradshaw X: Bradshaw XI: Stabler XII: Staubach XIII: Bradshaw XIV: Bradshaw XV: Plunkett XVI: Montana XVII: Theismann XVIII: Plunkett XIX: Montana XX: McMahon XXI: Simms XXII: Williams XXIII: Montana XXIV: Montana XXV: Hostetler XXVI: Rypien XXVII: Aikman XXVIII: Aikman XXIX: Young XXX: Aikman XXXI: Favre XXXII: Elway XXXIII: Elway XXXIV: Warner XXXV: Dilfer XXXVI: Brady XXXVII: Johnson XXXVIII: Brady XXXIX: Brady XL: Roethlisberger XLI: P. Manning XLII: E. Manning XLIII: Roethlisberger XLIV: Brees XLV: Rodgers XLVI: E. Manning XLVII: Flacco XLVIII: Wilson XLIX: Brady 50: P. Manning LI: Brady LII: Foles

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Super Bowl
Super Bowl
MVP Award

I: Starr II: Starr III: Namath IV: Dawson V: Howley VI: Staubach VII: Scott VIII: Csonka IX: Harris X: Swann XI: Biletnikoff XII : Martin & White XIII: Bradshaw XIV: Bradshaw XV: Plunkett XVI: Montana XVII: Riggins XVIII: Allen XIX: Montana XX: Dent XXI: Simms XXII: Williams XXIII: Rice XXIV: Montana XXV: Anderson XXVI: Rypien XXVII: Aikman XXVIII: E. Smith XXIX: Young XXX: Brown XXXI: Howard XXXII: Davis XXXIII: Elway XXXIV: Warner XXXV: Lewis XXXVI: Brady XXXVII: Jackson XXXVIII: Brady XXXIX: Branch XL: Ward XLI: P. Manning XLII: E. Manning XLIII: Holmes XLIV: Brees XLV: Rodgers XLVI: E. Manning XLVII: Flacco XLVIII: M. Smith XLIX: Brady 50: Miller LI: Brady LII: Foles

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NFL annual passing touchdowns leaders

1932: Herber 1933: Newman 1934: Herber 1935: Danowski 1936: Herber 1937: Masterson 1938: Monnett 1939: Filchock 1940: Baugh 1941: Isbell 1942: Isbell 1943: Luckman 1944: Filchock 1945: Luckman & Waterfield 1946: Luckman & Waterfield 1947: Baugh 1948: Thompson 1949: Lujack 1950: Ratterman 1951: Layne 1952: Finks & Graham 1953: Thomason 1954: Burk 1955: Rote & Tittle 1956: Rote 1957: Unitas 1958: Unitas 1959: Unitas 1960: Unitas 1961: Jurgensen 1962: Tittle 1963: Tittle 1964: Ryan 1965: Brodie 1966: Ryan 1967: Jurgensen 1968: Morrall 1969: Gabriel 1970: Brodie 1971: Hadl 1972: Kilmer & Namath 1973: Gabriel & Staubach 1974: Stabler 1975: Ferguson & Tarkenton 1976: Stabler 1977: Griese 1978: Bradshaw 1979: Grogan & Sipe 1980: Bartkowski 1981: Fouts 1982: Bradshaw, Fouts & Montana 1983: Dickey 1984: Marino 1985: Marino 1986: Marino 1987: Montana 1988: Everett 1989: Everett 1990: Moon 1991: Kelly 1992: Young 1993: Young 1994: Young 1995: Favre 1996: Favre 1997: Favre 1998: Young 1999: Warner 2000: Culpepper & Manning 2001: Warner 2002: Brady 2003: Favre 2004: Manning 2005: Palmer 2006: Manning 2007: Brady 2008: Brees & Rivers 2009: Brees 2010: Brady 2011: Brees 2012: Brees 2013: Manning 2014: Luck 2015: Brady 2016: Rodgers 2017: Wilson

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NFL quarterbacks with a perfect passer rating game

Ray Mallouf Sammy Baugh Len Dawson Y. A. Tittle Frank Ryan Sonny Jurgensen Joe Namath Johnny Unitas Don Meredith Craig Morton (2) Fran Tarkenton Daryle Lamonica Dick Shiner Bob Lee James Harris Ken Anderson Jim Hart Dan Fouts Scott Hunter Terry Bradshaw Steve Grogan Brian Sipe Bob Griese Vince Evans Dave Krieg (2) Steve Bartkowski Ken O'Brien (2) Steve Young Joe Montana Rich Gannon Bobby Hebert Mick Buck Drew Bledsoe Craig Erickson Chris Chandler Jeff Blake Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(3) Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
(4) Doug Flutie Kerry Collins Chad Pennington Trent Green Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger
(3) Donovan McNabb Tom Brady
Tom Brady
(2) Eli Manning Drew Brees Robert Griffin III Nick Foles Alex Smith Geno Smith Marcus Mariota Ryan Tannehill Kirk Cousins

Names in bold are still active

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
retired numbers

8 Steve Young 12 John Brodie 16 Joe Montana 34 Joe Perry 37 Jimmy Johnson 39 Hugh McElhenny 42 Ronnie Lott 70 Charlie Krueger 73 Leo Nomellini 79 Bob St. Clair 80 Jerry Rice 87 Dwight Clark

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Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2005

Benny Friedman Dan Marino Fritz Pollard Steve Young

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Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Pre-modern era

Baugh Clark Conzelman Driscoll Friedman Herber Luckman A. Parker

Modern era

Aikman Blanda Bradshaw L. Dawson Elway Favre Fouts Graham Griese Jurgensen J. Kelly Layne Marino Montana Moon Namath Stabler Starr Staubach Tarkenton Tittle Unitas Van Brocklin Warner Waterfield Young

Running backs

Pre-modern era

Battles Canadeo Dudley Grange Guyon Hinkle Lambeau Leemans McAfee McNally Nagurski Nevers Pollard Strong Thorpe Van Buren

Modern era

M. Allen Bettis J. Brown Campbell Csonka T. Davis Dickerson Dorsett Faulk Gifford Harris Hornung J. H. Johnson L. Kelly F. Little Martin Matson McElhenny Moore Motley Payton Perry Riggins B. Sanders Sayers Simpson E. Smith Jim Taylor T. Thomas Tomlinson Trippi Walker

Wide receivers / ends

Pre-modern era

Badgro Chamberlin Flaherty Halas Hewitt Hutson Millner

Modern era

Alworth Berry Biletnikoff T. Brown Carter Fears Harrison Hayes Hirsch Irvin Joiner Largent Lavelli Lofton Maynard McDonald Mitchell Monk Moss Owens Pihos Reed Rice Stallworth Swann C. Taylor Warfield

Tight ends

Casper Ditka Mackey Newsome C. Sanders Sharpe J. Smith Winslow

Offensive linemen

L. Allen B. Brown R. Brown Creekmur D. Dawson DeLamielleure Dierdorf Gatski Gregg Grimm Hannah Hickerson S. Jones W. Jones Kramer Langer L. Little Mack Matthews McCormack McDaniel Mix Munchak Muñoz Ogden Otto Pace J. Parker Ringo Roaf Shaw Shell Shields Slater St. Clair Stanfel Stephenson Tingelhoff Upshaw Webster Wright Yary Zimmerman

Pre-modern era two-way players

Edwards Fortmann Healey Hein Henry Hubbard Kiesling Kinard Lyman Michalske Musso Owen Stydahar Trafton Turner Wojciechowicz

Defensive linemen

Atkins Bethea Buchanan Culp W. Davis Dean Dent Doleman Donovan Eller Ford J. Greene Haley Hampton Humphrey D. Jones Jordan Kennedy Lilly Long Marchetti Nomellini Olsen Page Randle Robustelli Sapp Selmon B. Smith Stautner Strahan Ja. Taylor Weinmeister Ra. White Re. White Willis Youngblood


Bednarik Bo. Bell Brazile Brooks Buoniconti Butkus Carson Connor George K. Greene Ham Hanburger Hendricks Huff Jackson Lambert Lanier Lewis Nitschke Richter Robinson Schmidt Seau Singletary L. Taylor D. Thomas Tippett Urlacher Wilcox

Defensive backs

Adderley Barney Blount W. Brown Butler Christiansen Dawkins Easley Green Haynes Houston J. Johnson Krause Lane Lary LeBeau Lott Renfro D. Sanders E. Thomas Tunnell Wehrli Williams L. Wilson Wood Woodson

Placekickers and punters

Andersen Groza Guy Stenerud


G. Allen P. Brown Chamberlin Conzelman Dungy Ewbank Flaherty Gibbs Gillman Grant Halas Lambeau Landry Levy Lombardi Madden Neale Noll Owen Parcells Shula Stram Walsh


Beathard Be. Bell Bidwill Carr A. Davis DeBartolo Finks Halas Hunt J. Jones Lambeau T. Mara W. Mara Marshall Polian Ray Reeves A. Rooney D. Rooney Rozelle Sabol Schramm R. Wilson Wolf

Authority control

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