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SXP99091901 -19 SEPTEMBER 1999 - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA: Fortyniner quarterback Steve Young .looks downfield in the first quarter against the New Orlean Saints 9/19. The 49ers won 28-21. ts/Terry Schmitt UPI
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Steve Young (born Jon Steven Young on October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah), is a former quarterback for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 1992 and 1994, the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, the first left-handed quarterback to be so honored. He holds the NFL record for highest career passer rating and won six NFL passing titles. He is a notable member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a descendant of one of the early presidents of the church, Brigham Young, for whom Steve Young's alma mater Brigham Young University was named.

Young attended Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. He earned 1978 All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors in his junior year, his first year starting at quarterback for the Cardinals. In 1979, he once again earned All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors, along with CIAC All-State honors, rushing for 13 touchdowns. In two seasons, he ran the ball 267 times for 1,928 yards. In the option offense run by Greenwich, passing was always the second option; he completed only 41 percent of his throws for 1,220 yards. 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.

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