steveyoung - Kim Tran Issues in Event Sport Management...

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Kim Tran O'Connor 2/27/07 Leadership Paper: Steve Young If you were to ask a football fan that has been following the game for years who they thought the top quarterbacks were of all time, no doubt would Steve Young probably be in their top 5. Not only was he an amazing football player, leading his team to many victories, but he was just as great of a leader off the field, donating money to and setting up charitable organizations. Jon Steven Young, hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, was born on October 11th, 1961. Steve was the great great grandchild of Brigham Young, linking Steve to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a former quarterback for the San Fransisco 49'ers as well as the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. Young also played in the very short-lived United States Football League for the Los Angeles Express. He attended high school in Greenwhich, Connecticut at Greenwhich High School where he earned the All- FCIAC(Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference) West Division First Team honors his junior and senior years. He proved to be a good leader even back then, earning the title of Co-Captain for his Football, Basketball, and Baseball teams his senior year, excelling at all 3 sports. On top of sports, he was also a National Merit Scholar, posting a 4.0 GPA at the end of his high school career. Young attended college at Brigham Young University, where he worked hard to improve his skills as a quarterback in order to avoid being switched to defensive back. All this hard work earned him a 71.3% completion percentage his senior year at BYU, which set a NCAA single-season record as well as helping BYU earn another NCAA record for averaging 584.2 yards of total offense per game (370.5 due to Young). Young was named First Team All-American as well as coming in second for the voting of the
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Heismann Trophy. On top of all of that, he was also inducted into the College Football
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