Steve Young inducted in NFL Hall of Fame
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Church member and former pro football great Steve Young was elected Feb. 5 to the National Football League's Hall of Fame.
Brother Young was selected as a "first ballot" inductee and will become the first LDS player inducted into the Hall since Merlin Olsen was enshrined in 1982.
A four-time All-Pro selection, Brother Young won a record-tying six NFL passing titles and remains ranked as the top-rated passer of all time, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Following an All-America career at Brigham Young University, Brother Young played two seasons in the now-defunct United States Football League before moving to the NFL. He was twice honored as the league's most valuable player and was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He retired in 1999.
He married Barbara Graham in 2000 in the Kona Hawaii Temple.
Brother Young and his fellow 2005 inductees quarterbacks Benny Friedman and Dan Marino, along with halfback Fritz Pollard will be enshrined during formal ceremonies at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
A bronze bust of Brother Young to be placed among fellow inductee busts in the Hall of Fame will likely be created by LDS sculptor Blair Buswell (see Oct. 16, 2004 Church News, pages 8-9). Brother Young and Brother Buswell were teammates at BYU.
Steve Young won a record-tying six NFL passing titles and remains ranked as the top-rated passer of all time