GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Steve Young.
Young, who grew up in Greenwich, turns 52 on Friday. The football player was born Oct. 11, 1961, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Young played college football for Brigham Young University (BYU), and professionally for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. He was a quarterback for 14 seasons during the 1980s and 1990s.
He was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1992 and 1994, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He was ranked 63 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players in 1999.
He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks and is currently ranked third. He is also still ranked highest amongst retired players.
He serves as a National Advisor to “ASCEND: A Humanitarian Alliance”, a non-profit organization and founded a charitable “Forever Young Foundation” which serves children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities.