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Published: Friday, April 4 2014 11:40 p.m. MDT

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

“Steve called his dad and said, 'I think I’d like to come home.' ... He [Grit] replied, 'OK, Steve, you can quit. But you can’t come home!'”
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Yup! That's Grit. True Grit.

I sure wish more people had that kind of character, including more in myself.

justired
Fillmore, UT

Paul Harvey did a "Rest of the Story" story on this several years ago.

morganh
Orem, Utah

Great article!! My dad knows Grit Young from the time they spent as LDS missionaries. When I was 16 my Dad and I were invited to spend one Sunday afternoon with the Young family at their home in Connecticut. Steve was a great quarterback and the hard work and determination he learned from his dad was what made him successful.

LovelyDeseret
Gilbert, AZ

I don't think this is the real story of Steve Young. One day I want to see people come forward with it without fear of backlash.

Justmythoughts
Provo, UT

While I admire and applaud Steve Young's accomplishments...there is more to the story?

dww722
North Salt Lake, UT

What is "the rest of the story?"

CJL2020
Provo, UT

You gotta love the glory days of the 80's that's back when the BYU football team actually amounted to something.

Dan Maloy
Enid, OK

@ LovelyDeseret - Gilbert, AZ - "I don't think this is the real story of Steve Young. One day I want to see people come forward with it without fear of backlash. 10:51 a.m. April 5, 2014
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You come on here and throw around only slightly veiled accusations yet offer ZERO proof. That's weak. Furthermore, you have so far been given 4 "Likes" w/o either your proof or any of THEIR additional/supporting comments. Just somebody saying "Yeah, Steve Young cant' be all THAT great."

Naysayers of anyone who has accomplished fantastic things have way too much power in America these days. How sad. I'd bet a chunk of money that you and most of the 4 "Likes" were from people with an axe to grind against BYU and the church which supports it.

I'm not saying Steve Young is perfect in every way because surely he is not. I'm not and neither are you. But, either make a statement that can be factually verified or keep the negative, and unfounded comments, to yourself.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@DanMaloy,

Some comments above seem to have offended you. But where are the specific accusations that require proof? I don't know the 'real story' but these 'rumors' might be the smoke in the fire I heard at BYU 20 years ago.

You state: "Naysayers of anyone who's accomplished fantastic things have way too much power in America these days. How sad. I'd bet a chunk of money that you and most of the 4 "Likes" were from people with an axe to grind against BYU and the church which supports it."

RE: It's not safe to assume the relative comments are from anti-BYU folks (zero proof argument reversed). Now, it's easy to notice that 'accomplished' people often have stones thrown their way. But there is another side. Sometimes people are anointed 'accomplished' artificially (meaning a legend is manufactured or created).

As for Steve Young specifically; there's nothing fake about his career stats, big wins, overcoming of adversity (Joe Montana),depth chart ascension (BYU-NFL), and solid TV work. That's 'accomplished' to me. But does that mean the other stuff might not be true? Hoping for flawless heroes is flawed.

gittalopctbi
Glendale, AZ

"Hoping for flawless heroes is flawed."

And throwing out inferences, innuendos, and rumors is also flawed. As well as participating in inferences, innuendos, and rumors is also flawed.

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