Just this week, Steve Young's recently released autobiography, QB: My Life Behind the Spiral, made its way onto the New York Times Bestsellers List landing at No. 13 on the Sports and Fitness list.
But what may have surprised readers about this new book is not its popularity but Young's frank look at the way faith and Mormonism have influenced his life—mentioning everything from the surprising reason he decided not to serve a mission to how a blessing from an apostle helped him find his wife.
Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. The Run—his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against Minnesota. The Catch II—his last-second touchdown strike to Terrell Owens to beat Green Bay in the playoffs. Then there were his record-setting six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX.
But Young's most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching.
As an eighth-string quarterback at BYU, Young was told by his coach he'd never make it as a quarterback because he was a lefty who couldn't throw.
Later in his life, after signing the largest contract in sports history, he was so overwhelmed by impossible expectations that he nearly walked away from football to become a lawyer. Instead, he ended up in San Francisco, pitted against Joe Montana in what became the greatest quarterback controversy in league history.
With so many obstacles to overcome and exciting moments in football history, no wonder readers have taken to Young's honest autobiography.
Due to the success of his book, Steve Young plans to return to Utah for another book signing on Friday, December 16, where he'll be signing at the Fort Union Deseret Book store located at 1110 Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, Utah.