How about Steve Young - the San Francisco 49ers' back-up quarterback - as an assistant U.S. attorney general someday?

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is also a talent scout of sorts for the Justice Department. He is always on the lookout for young lawyers whom he would like to persuade to serve the government, even though the pay may not be great.Young, former Brigham Young University quarterback, stopped by Hatch's office to say hello Friday before he and the world champion 49ers were scheduled to meet with President Bush. When he told Hatch he was just finishing his first year of law school at Brigham Young University, Hatch launched into his lobbying for the Justice Department.

"I'm always glad to meet another up-and-coming lawyer," Hatch said, quickly ending all small talk about how he wished Young could have played in the Super Bowl.