04/11/13 (Updated)

Steve Young's wife Barbara Graham Young

 

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Growing up, Steve Young was one of my favorite players. Since my local team was no good (Falcons), just like any normal kid I rooted for the team that won. With the next to unstoppable Young to Rice combination, the 49ers did just that. When they finally won the Super Bowl in 1994, I was elated. It probably also didn't hurt that Young was from my home state of Connecticut. As time went by and I grew up, my allegiances (and living situation) changed. Eventually, Young retired as one of the all time greats and seemed to disappear into his post-football life. What I was surprised to learn about Young is that he didn't get married until 2000, at age 38.

Steve Young's wife Barbara Graham first met him through a friend in the early 1990s, which coincided in the height of his career. Clearly, this did not impress her and they never went on a date. She reconsidered in 1999, when they went on a blind date. Shortly after they were married in Hawaii in March 2000, Young joked that if she had just realized she liked him back then, they could already have 5 kids. Well, I should say partially joked because they wasted literally no time in having their first - first son Braeden was born 9 months after their wedding. In true Mormon fashion, the couple is up to 4 children, consisting of two boys and two girls.

Graham is a former model and graduate of University of Arizona. Out of college she worked in public relations but we're pretty sure she is busy raising kids now. Despite the timing, Graham said she did not influence Young's decision to retire after the 1999 season, stating she would have supported him either way.

Young was initially quiet post-retirement, but that didn't mean he was sitting around doing nothing. He received a law degree from BYU Law School in 1995. Another interested related note is that Young is the great-great-great grandson of Brigham Young, who is the school's namesake and was the second president. More recently, Young has been back in the spotlight as part of ESPN football crew. He also appears in advertisements for multiple companies including Van Heusen.

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7 Responses to “Steve Young's wife Barbara Graham Young”

  1. Gianna

    Pretty lady and family

  2. Randy knecht jr

    I wanna add Steve young to my collection. I need an antograph to add to my collection. I'm a huge 49er fan. I have just about everything of NINERS. I have a usfl helmet that I need Steve youngs auto and a bucs jersey that needs steves auto. Please let me know. I'll pay to send it to where ever thank you Randy

  3. lisa

    Do you have a g3 quarter back club leather jacket.

  4. Jeff Fickinger

    Hey Barbara

    Hope your doing well. It's been several years since I saw you. Last time was in Az at one of the Super Bowl parties you and Steve were at. I wanted you to know my wife and I had a little boy 3 years ago. Greatest thing being a dad. I hope you doing well. If you read this send me an email.

    Take care

    Jeff

  5. Anonymous

    Barbara - Just watched your keynote at the LBGT salt Lake event. You are clearly passionate & sincere about this cause. It is also clear that as a recent convert you still have years to spiritually mature. I know as a life long member ( early convert) there have been things that I may not have agreed with- but have come to know true conversion is simple: FOLLOW The Prophet - he will never lead you astray (Barbara s children sing this song in primary) . ;).. It is what it is.. Not a pick & choose doctrine religion. QUESTIONING YES! But actively going against the prophet ? My prediction is that you will change your church affiliation BEFORE the LDS church changes their stance on gay marriage.
    LBGT are fortunate to have your support - but they will never get MARRIAGE support from the converted LDS.. But they WILL get LOVE & support in other ways.
    Blessings,
    Dawn Saldutti Schween

  6. Dawn Saldutti Schween

    Barbara - Just watched your keynote at the LBGT salt Lake event. You are clearly passionate & sincere about this cause. It is also clear that as a recent convert you still have some conversion to do. AS a life long member ( early convert) there have been things that I may not have agreed with- but have come to know true conversion is simple: FOLLOW The Prophet - he will never lead you astray (Barbara s children sing this song in primary) . ;).. It is what it is.. Not a pick & choose doctrine religion. QUESTIONING YES! But actively going against the prophet ? My prediction is that you will change your church affiliation BEFORE the LDS church changes their stance on gay marriage.
    LBGT are fortunate to have your support - but they will never get MARRIAGE support from the converted LDS.. But they WILL get LOVE & support in other ways.
    Blessings,
    Dawn Saldutti Schween

  7. ScottB Mansfield

    Steve is the best pure passer to ever play the game. My favorite player. I wish he could of had more years as a starter in the N.F.L. The world missed out on all the years he was a back-up quarterback. The two best Quarterback's ever were on the same team and playing during the same time period. How unusual is that? I get the feeling he is a man of honor. Enjoyed watching him play at BYU @ for the 49ERS. Never will forget his performance in the Super Bowl vs San Diego. Best of luck to you both.

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