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Steve Young led the 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XXIX.
Steve Young came to the 49ers in 1987 as a brash and undisciplined quarterback. In the early stages of his career, Young was known as a scrambling quarterback who looked to run before pass.
Prior to joining the 49ers, Young had played two seasons with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL. Young then played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1985 and 86 seasons.
As a 49er, Young spent the next four seasons behind Joe Montana. He learned the offensive system implemented by head coach Bill Walsh and waited patiently, honing his skills.
Young finally got his chance in 1991, when Montana was injured. In 1992, Young started all 16 games for the 49ers, as Montana was recovering from his injuries.
Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the 1993 season, which made Young the undisputed leader of the 49ers' offense.
Over his 13-year career with the 49ers, Young completed 2,400 passes in 3,648 attempts, good for a 65.8 percent rate. He threw for 29,907 yards and 221 touchdowns, with only 86 interceptions.
Young was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and received three First-Team All-Pro honors.
Young defined his career by leading the 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XXIX, following the 1994 season. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26, with Young throwing a record six touchdown passes. Young was named MVP of the game.
As a 49er, Young was a dual threat, rushing for 3,581 yards and 37 touchdowns in 608 carries.
Steve Young transformed himself from a wild, undisciplined quarterback, into a very accurate passer and focused leader. He learned how and when to utilize his athleticism, only running when prudent.
Young is currently doing television work and is a well-respected member of the media. He is extremely well-liked by 49er fans and has always carried himself with class and grace.
In 2005, Young was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.