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Steve Young career highlights
1999: Played in only three games before suffering a season-ending blow to the head against the Cardinals on Sept. 27. ... It was Young's fourth concussion in three years.
1998: Played and started 15 regular season games and two postseason games. ... Completed 322 of 517 passes for 4,170 yards, 36 touchdowns and quarterback rating of 101.1. ... Finished second on team with 454 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 70 carries. ... Earned seventh consecutive Pro Bowl invitation, fourth as starter for NFC. ... Named second team All-Pro by AP...Shattered Single-season team records for most passing yards and touchdown passes. ... Broke Joe Montana's team and NFL record of five consecutive 300-yard games in 1982. ... Combined with Jerry Rice to set NFL Record for most touchdowns by QB-WR combination at 84, shattering previous mark of 79 set by Dan Marino and Mark Clayton. ... Increased career rushing touchdowns to 43, breaking Jack Kemp's Pro Football Record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (40). ... Delivered one of most memorable touchdown passes in team history on a 25-yard strike to Terrel Owens with three seconds remaining to pull-out NFC Wild Card win over Green Bay (1-3).
1997: Played and started 15 regular season games and two playoff outings. ... Completed 241 of 356 passes for 3,029 yards, 19 touchdowns and quarterback rating of 104.7. ... Reached 3,000-yard mark for fifth time in career. ... Produced a quarterback rating of 100-or-better eight times, including 140-or-above three times. ... Carried 50 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns. ... Started at quarterback and suffered concussion on fifth play of game at Tampa Bay (8-31). ... Moved ahead of Frank Tarkenton into second place on all-time rushing yards list for quarterbacks by totaling eight yards on four carries against the Chargers (11-23). ... Completed 75th touchdown pass to Rice against Denver (12-15). ... Connected on 21-of-30 passes for 224 yards, one touchdown and quarterback rating of 102.6, while rushing four times for 37 yards in NFC Divisional Playoff Game against Minnesota (1-3). ... Completed 23-of-38 passes for 250 yards in NFC Championship Game against Green Bay (1-11).
1996: Played and started 12 regular season games and two playoff contests. ...Completed 214-316 passes for 2,410 yards and 14 touchdowns. ... Missed three games with groin injury and one due to concussion. ... Started playoff games against Philadelphia (12-29) and Green Bay (1-4). ... Claimed fifth NFL Passer Rating Title in six years with quarterback rating of 97.2...Voted to fifth consecutive Pro Bowl. ... Completed 14-of-21 passes for 161 yards, one touchdown and quarterback rating of 105.6 and carried 11 times for game-high 65 yards and one touchdown in NFC Wild Card win over Eagles (12-29). ... Suffered cracked ribs on nine-yard touchdown run in second quarter against Eagles, but stayed in game. ... Started but lasted only nine plays with cracked ribs in NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1-4).
1995: Played in 11 games, completing 299-of-477 passing attempts for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns...Missed five games with left shoulder injury. ... Earned fourth consecutive Pro Bowl selection...Ranked fifth in NFL (fourth in NFC) with 92.3 passer rating. ... Was second on team with 250 rushing yards on 50 carries, scoring thee touchdowns. ... Had five 300-yard passing games. ... Completed 27-of-44 attempts at Detroit (9-25) with pair of scoring passes, shattering Joe Montana's Team Record with touchdown passes in 15 consecutive games. ... Extended string to 18 over next three games before having it snapped against Buffalo (12-3). ... Set NFL Postseason Game Record by attempting 65 passes in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Green Bay (1-6). ... Completed 32 of those attempts for 328 yards and led 49ers in rushing with 77 yards on nine carries and one touchdown.
1994: Named NFL Player of the Year and starter in Pro Bowl. ... Set NFL single-season record with 112.8 QB rating. ... Established new 49ers' single-season records with 35 touchdown passes and 70.2 completion percentage. ... Extended own NFL Record of consecutive seasons as league's top-rated quarterback to four. ... Passed for better than 3,000 yards for third straight season, joining Joe Montana as only QB in 49ers history to accomplish feat. ... Finished year with 3,969 passing yards, second most in club history. ... Named NFC Offensive player-of-the-month for November. ... Completed 13-of-29 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 47 yards on 10 carries and touchdown vs. Dallas in NFC Championship Game (1-15). ... Named Super Bowl XXIX MVP after completing 24-of-36 passes for 325 yards and a Super Bowl record six touchdown passes, while also leading 49ers in rushing with 49 yards on five carries vs. San Diego (1-29).
1993: Selected to Pro Bowl. ... NFL Leader with 101.5 quarterback rating and 29 touchdown passes. ... Set NFL record by winning three consecutive passing titles (1991-93) and becoming the only quarterback in league history to have three straight seasons with a quarterback rating of over 100. ... Set Single-season team record with 4,023 yards, becoming the first San Francisco quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards. ... Set team record by throwing 183 consecutive passes without interception, beginning in second quarter vs. Minnesota (10-3) and extending into second period of L.A. Rams (11-22), surpassing Joe Montana's previous mark of 154. ... Surpassed 10,000-yard mark for career passing yards (10,069) with 267 at Dallas (10-17). ...Threw for 226 yards on 17-of-22 passing attempts to move past John Brodie (973) and into second place on 49ers' all-time postseason mark in career playoff passing yardage, while completing 27-of-45 attempts for 287 yards in NFC Championship Game at Dallas (1-23).
1992: Named NFL MVP. ... Selected as starter to Pro Bowl. ... Named winner of the Len Eshmont award as team's most inspirational and courageous player in vote by teammates. ... NFL leader with 107.0 passer rating, becoming first player in NFL history to lead league two consecutive seasons with passer rating of 100-or-better (101.8 in 1991)... Also NFL leader in touchdown passes (25) and completion percentage (66.7). ... Named NFC offensive player-of-the-month for October...Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing a pair of touchdown passes, including game-winning eight-yard strike. ... Threw a pair of touchdown passes, including Rice's 100th career receiving touchdown, vs. Philadelphia (11-29). ...Tossed a pair of touchdown passes including Jerry Rice's NFL Record Breaking 101st touchdown reception vs. Miami (12-6). ... Made first NFL postseason start vs. Washington in NFC Divisional Playoff Game (1-9) and threw a pair of touchdown passes. ... Had one-yard touchdown run and threw touchdown pass vs. Dallas in NFC Championship Game (1-17).
1991: NFL leader in passing efficiency with 101.8 quarterback rating. ... Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, after completing 68.5 percent of passes for 681 yards and five touchdowns. ... Threw team record 97-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor before injuring medial collateral ligament in left knee at end of first half at Atlanta (11-3).
1990: Played in six games, (one start). ... Completed 61.3 percent of passes (38-62) for 427 yards with two touchdowns. ... Made first start of season vs. New Orleans (12-23) and became only second 49ers quarterback to rush for 100 yards (102) in game vs. New Orleans (12-23). ... Replaced Joe Montana to begin second half at Minnesota (12-30), and engineered fourth-quarter com-from-behind victory completing six-of-seven passes for 88 yards, including 34-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor, during final drive.
1989: Saw action in 10 games including three starting assignments. ... Completed 69.6 percent of his passes for the season connecting on 64-92 passes for 1,001 yards with eight touchdowns. ... Replaced Joe Montana (ribs) late in second quarter at Atlanta (12-3), and played all of second half in game completing first 10 passes, including 38-yard touchdown to John Taylor and scoring on one-yard run. ... Completed two-of-three passes for 20 yards and 11-yard run vs. Denver in Super Bowl XXIV (1-28-90).
1988: Started two games: New Orleans (11-15), and Minnesota (10-30). ... Threw a 73-yard TD pass to John Taylor against the Vikings. ... Recorded one of San Francisco's all-time memorable plays with a 49-yard scoring run with 1:58 remaining, providing the margin of victory in that game, and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
1987: Acquired by San Francisco four days prior to 1987 draft (4-24) for second and fourth round selections. ... Started for injured Joe Montana (right hand) vs. New Orleans (11-15), and completed 5-of-6 passes, including a 46-yard touchdown to Jerry Rice, and rushed four times for 24 yards, prior to suffering a concussion late in the first game. ... Subbed for Montana (left hamstring) for most of Chicago game (12-14) and threw four touchdown passes. ... Replaced Montana in third quarter of NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Minnesota (1-9-88), and rushed for team-high 72 yards, including a five yard touchdown.
1985-86: (With Tampa Bay) Selected in first round (No. 10 overall) of 1984 USFL draft by L.A. Express. ... Started 12 games for Express as a rookie and became first player in pro football history to rush for 100 yards and pass for 300 yards in the same game at Chicago (4-20-84). ... Signed with Tampa (9-10-85). ... Started total of 19 games in two seasons with the Bucs, including 14 in 1986 passing for 2,282 yards.
COLLEGE: Consensus All-America and Heisman Trophy runner-up to Nebraska's Mike Rozier in 1983... Completed 71.3 percent (306-of-429 for 3,902 yards and 33 TDs) of passes as senior for highest single-season percentage in NCAA history at time... BYU won 11-12 games in '83, passing for better than 300 yards in all but two contests.