Steve Young had a great career that saw him play collegiately at Brigham Young University before entering pro football, first with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL, and then with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Following his retirement, Young would be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, thanks in large part to the great games he played in and the great receivers he threw touchdown passes to.
Who though were his favorite receivers during his career?
The top five players catching touchdown passes from Steve Young were:
#5 – J.J. Stokes caught 13 touchdowns thrown to him by this the San Francisco 49ers number eight.
#4 – One of the quarterback’s favorite targets was tight end Brent Jones who took in 22 TD receptions from him.
#3 – Third on the list is longtime 49er John Taylor who caught 23 touchdown passes during his career from Steve Young.
#2 – Controversial receiver Terrell Owens caught the second most touchdown passes from Young with 24.
#1 – All time great Jerry Rice sits atop the list by far though, having caught an amazing 85 touchdown passes thrown to him by Young.
Steve Young had a great career that included success both running and throwing the ball. He was also successful in the wins department, including the big games like Championship Games and Super Bowls. He was a great quarterback indeed, just ask Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, John Taylor, Brent Jones, and J.J. Stokes.