Steve Young Biography

( 1961 - )
December 11, 2018
First published on:December 11, 2018
by MJ

Facts of Steve Young

Date of Birth: 1961, October 11
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Jon Steven Young
Birth Place Salt Lake City, Utah
Famous Name Steven Young
Horoscope Libra
Father LeGrande "Grit" Young
Mother Sherry Young
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $2,200,000
Past Team Los Angeles Express,Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers
Siblings Mike and Tom
School Location Greenwich
University Team BYU Cougers
Date 2018
Career Earnings more than $46million
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Position in Team Quarterback
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Famous for Football
University attended University of North Carolina.
School attended Greenwich High School
Married to Barbara Graham

Steve Young is an American former professional football player who played in the National Football League(NFL). Jon Steven Young has played for other teams like Los Angeles Express, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers. He is currently a  Managing Partner and Co-Founder of  HGGC.


As a Quarterback, Jon Steven Young reportedly earned around $2.2 Million as his yearly salary during his NFL days. Further, Jon Steven Young has an estimated net worth of over $40 Million.

Early Life of Steve Young

Jon Steve Young was born on October 11, 1961, in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents LeGrande "Grit" Young and Sherry Young. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Libra. He grew up along with his siblings, Mike and Tom.

CAPTION: Steven Young and his father LeGrande 'Grit' Young, ride SOURCE: Boston

 Steven Young attended Greenwich High School in Greenwich where he played for his high school basketball team. After completing high school, Jon Steven Young enrolled at the University of North Carolina and played for the BYU Cougars.

Steven Young's professional life

Steven Young started his career with the USFL's Los Angeles Express in 1984. He signed a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Express for $40 million. After his stint in the USFL, he joined Tampa Bay Buccaneers of NFL in 1985.

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Two years later, Steven was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on April 24, 1987, as a backup to Joe Montana. Despite the shadow of Montana, he kept playing his best game throughout the season with 69% of his passes for 1,001 yards and eight touchdowns.

He spent 13 years of his career with the 49ers and appeared in 169 games with 33,124 yards rush and 232 touchdowns.

CAPTION: Steven Young playing for 49ers SOURCE: shopdynastysports

After playing 15 seasons in National Football league, Steven Young retired in 1999. He announced his retirement after playing 169 matches with 2667 completed passes, 232 touchdowns and the average value of 171 for 49ers and Buccaneers. He was also named to Pro Football Hall of Frame in 2001.

CAPTION: Steven Young, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fam SOURCE: bleacher report

More than that, Steven Young appeared in commercials for Burger King, Gatorade, Visa, and All Sport. He starred in many commercials with his teammate Jerry Rice.

Steven Young's Personal Life

Steven Young is a great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young; American religious leader and politician. He is a married guy and is married to Barbara Graham since 2000. They have four children; two sons and two daughters.

CAPTION: Steven Young with his wife in his marriage ceremony SOURCE: Hightline

Young and Graham met back in 1999 with the help of a mutual friend named Tyde Tanner. They started dating and got married on March 14, 2000. According to his autobiography, Young broke off two engagement before marrying Graham.

CAPTION: Steven Young with his family SOURCE: Amazon

Barbara Graham is a former model and currently works in public relations. She was born in Scottdale and grew up in Arizona State.

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According to the football life, Steven Young wrote his autobiography "QB: My life Behind the spiral" after the ending of his playing career.

CAPTION: Steven Young's autobiography "QB: my life behind the spiral" SOURCE: Amazon

Currently, the Pro Football Hall of Famer is an NFL analyst for ESPN. In addition, he is a managing director of Huntsman Gay Global Capital(HGGC). HGGC is a private equity firm with over $4.25 billion of cumulative capital commitments.

Steven Young's Net Worth

As of 2018, Jon Steven Young has an estimated net worth of over $40 Million. Further, the NFL player has an average salary of $2,200,000 annually.

Jon Steven Young so far has made earnings of more than $46 million from his entire NFL career.

Kept aside Jon Steven Young financial earnings, his personal assets includes a Home and surely owns expensive cars. The NFL Player Jon Steven Young earned a good amount of money from various sponsorships too. He also earns from his current profession of analyst and commentator. 

Steven Young's Facts

The Famous NFL star is 6 ft 2 inches in height and weighs around 98 kg.

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