Steve YoungSteve Young
(born October 11
) was a quarterback
for the San Francisco 49ers
. He won Super Bowl XXIX
after the 1994 NFL
season. He played college football at Brigham Young University
. He signed with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League
after that league folded in 1985
, Young first played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers
and played there until he retired after the 1999
season. He retired because he had received too many concussions.
A left-handed thrower, Young was famous for his ability to "scramble" away from the pass rush.
He is the great-great-great-grandson of both Brigham Young and his brother Joseph Young, and a member of the Mormon Church.
Steve Young is also the name of a country music
singer, songwriter and guitarist.