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In his 15 years as a professional athlete, Steve Young experienced first-hand what communication, leadership, and the power of simple hard work can achieve. Best known as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Young envelops audiences in a world of uncompromising challenge and unmatched glory. A charismatic, inspiring speaker, Steve Young shares the tools he’s used to accomplish victories on and off the playing field. Stressing the value of teamwork, he uses humor and a wealth of anecdotes to prove that no goal is unreachable.
Steve Young’s gridiron achievements include induction into the NFL Hall of Fame, recognition as the highest-rated quarterback in NFL history, Super Bowl XXIX’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), the NFL’s MVP in 1992 and 1994, and seven consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. Steve Young has also set NFL history by being the only quarterback to have won four consecutive passing titles, the only QB to post four consecutive seasons with a rating of above 100, and the only QB to post six consecutive 300-yard plus passing games.
Steve Young’s love of football began as a toddler. His incredible speed often found him playing running back instead of QB during his years at Greenwich High School. He is the great, great, great-grandson of Brigham Young, founder of Brigham Young University (BYU) where Young attended and set collegiate records. Steve Young was also a consensus All-American and a Heisman Trophy runner-up.
Young has been a corporate spokesperson for high-profile companies such as Van Heusen, Visa, Nike, Sprint, Prilosec, PowerBar, ICON Health & Fitness, Sun Microsystems & Tyco.
Young is currently a Managing Director and Co-founderof HG (Huntsman Gay) Equity.He is also a member of HG Equity’s Policy and Investment Committee. Prior to his tenure at HG Equity, he was a co-founder and Managing Director of Sorenson Capital, a private equity fund which focused on middle market leveraged buyouts in the Western United States. Previously, he was a member in Northgate Capital, LLC, the general partner of Northgate Capital Partners, L.P., a fund of funds.
A versatile talent, Young is a licensed attorney, an acclaimed motivational speaker, has appeared on a variety of talk shows and has even dabbled in the acting world. He was the studio co-host of the Super Bowl XXXIV pre-game, half-time and post-game show on ABC. Steve has also written a children’s book entitled Forever Young.
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Steve Young’s charitable contributions are vast. He founded and chairs the Forever Young Foundation (FYF) which is actively involved in children’s charities in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Utah. Steve Young has also served as the broadcast host and International Spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network which has raised over one billion dollars world-wide to benefit children’s hospitals. Steve Young is also a board member of the American Indian Services, and frequently donates his time to youth groups across the country as a motivational speaker. Additionally, Steve Young founded the Sport, Education and Values Foundation which is an official licensee of the United State’s Olympic Committee dedicated to developing educational and value-based programs for America’s youth.
Steve Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received both his Bachelor of Science and his Juris Doctor from BYU.