On This Day

Steve Young

Profession: NFL Quarterback

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Played in three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers in 1988, 1989 and 1994, the last of which he was MVP.

Also played in the Pro Bowl between 1992 and 1998 and was the NFL passing touchdown leader between 1992 and 1994 and again in 1998.

Born: October 11, 1961
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1994-01-03 Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers becomes first quarterback to win 3 straight NFL passing titles despite a 37-34 OT loss to the Philadelphia Eagles; first to lodge 3 consecutive passer ratings of 100+
  • 1995-01-29 Super Bowl XXIX, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB
  • 1995-02-13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • 1998-11-01 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton
  • 2002-09-15 Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon begins NFL record-tying (Kurt Warner, Steve Young) streak of 6 consecutive 300-yard passing games, throwing for 403 yards in Raiders' 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh

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