PROVO -- For the first time in school history, eight All-American quarterbacks — who played for legendary coach LaVell Edwards — are returning to Provo to take part in a fundraiser for the BYU Football program.
Y Quarterback Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 3-4, and will feature All-Americans Virgil Carter, Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Robbie Bosco, Ty Detmer and Steve Sarkisian. In addition, all former BYU quarterbacks have been invited to take part in the weekend activities.
“Our goal is to raise $1 million to endow scholarships at BYU, starting with the quarterback scholarships,” said Gifford Nielsen, who was a first-team All-American quarterback at BYU in 1976. “It’s an opportunity for us, as former student-athletes, to honor Coach LaVell Edwards and give back to the University and football program that gave us so much.”
Y Quarterback Weekend begins on Friday, Sept. 3, with a golf tournament at Riverside Country Club. The tournament is scheduled for the morning and will feature a limited number of teams. That evening on the BYU campus, LaVell Edwards will host a dinner and auction, where each All-American quarterback will provide a unique item to be auctioned.
The festivities conclude on Saturday, Sept. 4, with a special ceremony at halftime of the BYU vs. Washington football game.
All money raised during the weekend will be used to endow scholarships at BYU. One fully endowed athletic scholarship is approximately $250,000.
For additional information about Y Quarterback Weekend please contact the BYU Athletic Department at 801-422-3216.