Sports Birthdays for October 11 — Steve Young and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 11:
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Steve Young played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 1999. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 1992 and 1994. Young was a member of the 49ers’ teams that won Super Bowl XXIII, XXIV and XXIX. After serving as a back-up to Joe Montana for two earlier Super Bowl victories, Young was the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX, throwing a game-record six touchdown passes. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Young currently serves as an analyst on football broadcasts.
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Analyst
Best Known For: A four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Chris Spielman played for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns from 1988 to 1999. He played college football at Ohio State, where he was named a Consensus All-American in 1986 and 1987. Spielman is currently an analyst on college football broadcasts.
Profession: NHL Player
Best Known For: Jason Arnott is a center for the St. Louis Blues. Prior to coming to St. Louis, Arnott played with the Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals after debuting in 1993. He played in two NHL All-Star Games. Arnott was a member of the Devils’ team that won the Stanley Cup in 2000, scoring the Cup-winning goal in Game 6.
Mike Conley, Jr.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Mike Conley, Jr. is a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, whom he has played with since being selected by the team with the fourth-overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft. Conley is the son of Olympic gold and silver medal-winning triple jumper Mike Conley, Sr. The younger Conley played college basketball at Ohio State, where he was named to the NCAA Final Four AP All-Tournament Team in 2007.
Profession: Pro Golfer
Best Known For: Michelle Wie is a golfer on the LPGA Tour. In 2000, Wie set a record by qualifying for the USGA amateur championship age 10. In 2003 at age 13, she became the youngest golfer to qualify for an LPGA Tour event. Wie has two LPGA Tour wins and a slew of endorsements, including contracts with Kia, Nike and Sony.