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The Life and Career of Steve Young : Lawyer and Football Player

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He led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and won the NFL MVP Award for the second time in 1994 — which was also the year he graduated from law school.  Steve Young is recognized as one of America's most notable football stars, but few know that he is also a lawyer.  Though he has never practiced law, he has used his acquired skills and natural talents for good as an influential sports role model, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.

Young's father was a corporate counsel attorney, which, after many curious childhood visits to his father's office, influenced his decision to pursue a law degree in graduate school.

"I think there was a natural affinity to become a lawyer," Young says. "With my dad being a lawyer, in my mind, I think, I was always going to go to law school."

After completing an athletically and academically successful high school career, Young went on to attend Brigham Young University (BYU) and made it onto the school's football team. (By the way, the school is named after Young's great-great-great-grandfather Brigham Young, who was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) Young's first two years on the team were more of a struggle for him, so he began to focus his professional sights on law school...until things turned around for him later in his college career.

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