July 18, 2010

Information about Steve Young

Personal facts

About him

  • Football player
  • Born October 11, 1961
  • Salt Lake City, United States
  • 1.88 (6 feet 2 inches)
  • 98 kg (215 pounds)

Family

  • Parents: Sherrie and LeGrande Young
  • Siblings: three brothers and one sister

Accomplishments

Super Bowl

  • Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers: 3 times; 1989, 1990 and 1995.
  • Super Bowl most valuable player: 1995.

Titles

  • NFL most valuable player according to the Associated Press: 2 times; 1992 and 1994.
  • NFL most valuable player award according to the Pro Football Writers Association: 2 times; 1992 and 1994.
  • NFL most valuable player award according to the Newspaper Enterprise Association: 2 times; 1992 and 1994.
  • Bert Bell Award (professional American football player of the year according to the Maxwell Football Club): 2 times; 1992 and 1994.
  • NFL offensive player of the year according to the Associated Press: 1992.
  • Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (best collegiate quarterback according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association): 1983.
  • Silver Anniversary Award (recognize former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association): 2009.

Pro Bowl

  • Pro Bowl selection: 7 times; 1992 to 1998.
  • First team all-pro selection: 3 times; 1992 to 1994.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • He was inducted to the Hall of fame in August 7, 2005.

Football facts

Position

  • Quarterback

Teams

  • Los Angeles Express (USFL), San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Regular season stats, passing (career)

  • 33,124 passing yards
  • 232 passing touchdowns
  • Passing rating of 96.8

Regular season stats, rushing (career)

  • 4,239 rushing yards
  • 5.9 rushing yards average
  • 43 rushing touchdowns

Passing records

  • Highest passer rating in career: 96.8.
  • Highest passer rating in a season: 112.8 in 1993-94.
  • Highest completion percentage in career: 64.28%.
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in passing: 4 times; 1990-91 to 1993-94.
  • Most seasons with a passer rating over 100: 6 times; 1990-91 to 1993-94, 1996-97 and 1997-98.
  • Most consecutive games with 300 or more yards passing: 6 games in 1997-98.
  • Most touchdown passes in a Super Bowl: 6 touchdowns; 1993-94.

Rushing record

  • Most quarterback rushing touchdowns in career: 43 touchdowns.

Other facts

  • His number, the 8, was retired October 5, 2008.
  • He was drafted first player overall in the 1984 supplemental draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers.