NFF College Hall of Fame

Steve YoungView SlideshowPosition: Quarterback
Years: 1981-1983
Inducted: 2001
Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of Birth: 10/11/1961
High School: Greenwich, Conn. (Greenwich HS)
Jersey Number: 8
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205

One of the greatest collegiate quarterbacks of all time, Steve Young was consistently at the top of all the nation’s statistical categories for quarterbacks en route to setting 13 NCAA records. As a junior, he averaged 318.8 yards per game of total offense, earning All-Western Athletic Conference recognition and Conference Player-of-the-Year honors.

In his senior season, he repeated as a first-team All-WAC selection, completed 306-of-429 pass attempts for an impressive .713 percentage and led BYU to its second straight Holiday Bowl. His .713 completion percentage, 3,902 yards passing, 4,346 yards of total offense and 33 touchdowns all led the nation. Few rival Young’s career totals. He completed 592-of-907 attempts for a .653 average, threw for 7,733 yards and 56 touchdowns and his 8,817 yards of total offense in only 31 games is among college football’s all-time greatest career numbers.

A unanimous All-American and academic All-WAC selection, Young was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and received a National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award in recognition for his excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community -- a tradition he maintains today with the successful Forever Young Foundation.

Young retired after 15 seasons in the NFL, where he earned two MVP awards, seven trips to the Pro Bowl and led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl Championship in 1995, earning most-valuable-player honors. Young was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2005.

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