#1: Steve Young
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Few NFL fans will be surprised by this one. The great-great-grandson of Brother Brigham, Steve Young is, without question, the best Mormon to ever put on football pads. Shortly after a successful college career at BYU, Young took over the San Francisco 49ers from Joe Montana, who was at the time the best quarterback in NFL history. Young went on to fill Montana's shoes better than anyone expected, leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl victory. Destroying defenses with both his powerful arm and his quick legs, he was named to seven Pro Bowls, won the league's MVP award twice, and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. Steve Young entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, the single best running quarterback to ever play the game.