Former BYU stars look forward to Y Quarterback Weekend

by | Sep. 03, 2010

News from Utah

Editor's note: Eight former BYU All-American quarterbacks — Virgil Carter, Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Robbie Bosco, Ty Detmer and Steve Sarkisian — return to Provo on Friday and Saturday for Y Quarterback Weekend, a fundraising event to endow future quarterback scholarships. The Deseret News spoke to four of the gridiron greats this week about their homecoming. Here's what they had to say.

Steve Young

Hall of Famer and Super Bowl MVP Young makes the trek to Happy Valley this weekend for two reasons: the business of raising money for his alma mater, and the pleasure of renewing close friendships from yesteryear.

"If you think of BYU football, you're going to think of BYU quarterbacks," Young told the Deseret News. "We have a built-in, leverage-able brand that we should all see if we can't get behind. If we're going to do something, we need to do something that makes BYU athletics better, that makes BYU football better. …

"Y Quarterback Weekend is going to be able to really help. For years we've been wanting to do something and (wondering) how to do it and just exactly how to figure it out. That's why I'm really grateful to Giff (Nielsen) for spearheading it. The associations with Jim (McMahon) and with Marc (Wilson) and Robbie (Bosco), we have always been good friends, but time and geography have made it hard for us to get consolidated. I think that this is going to allow us to build our associations, and bridges and friendship."

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