July 18, 2010
Information about Steve Young
- Football player
- Born October 11, 1961
- Salt Lake City, United States
- 1.88 (6 feet 2 inches)
- 98 kg (215 pounds)
- Parents: Sherrie and LeGrande Young
- Siblings: three brothers and one sister
- Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers: 3 times; 1989, 1990 and 1995.
- Super Bowl most valuable player: 1995.
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Most quarterback rushing touchdowns in career: 43 touchdowns.
- His number, the 8, was retired October 5, 2008.
- He was drafted first player overall in the 1984 supplemental draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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