I've always had a fantasy football philosophy regarding University of Alabama players: When in doubt, draft anyone who played under Nick Saban and you'll probably be fine.
It's worked flawlessly for guys like Derrick Henry, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. For quarterbacks, not so much. When you go from being protected by the best offensive line in the country and surrounded by the nation's top talent, it's a little easier to produce. Jumping from that situation to the NFL can be a little tougher, which is why Bama QBs haven't always lived up to their skill-position counterparts at the next level.
That being said, Crimson Tide signal callers aren't doing too bad. Three former Alabama quarterbacks are starting for their respective teams in the NFL.
Bryce Young has a lot of college football left to play before he goes pro. But when he does, he'll be more than prepared thanks to his parents.
Bryce Young's Parents
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The Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterback was born to Julie and Craig Young in Pasadena, California. Young was a five-star stud out of Mater Dei High School, where he competed with Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei throughout his prep career.
Young's father and his mother Julie have been married for 26 years. The Young parents have proved they're willing to make sacrifices for their son. The family moved their entire lives for Bryce to play his final two high school seasons at Mater Dei, a national powerhouse.
Craig is active on social media and posts frequently about his son's accomplishments, feeding him encouragement after throwing touchdowns against Missouri at Faurot Field and hyping up Alabama football recruits.
Bryce's parents were involved in his recruiting process when he had offers from Auburn, UCLA, Ohio State, USC and others, according to 247Sports. The African-American football quarterback initially committed to staying in the Los Angeles area and playing for the University of Southern California. His parents even appeared in his commitment video.
They Were in His College Commitment Video
Shortly after, former Alabama offensive coordinator and current Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian stepped in and convinced him to go to Tuscaloosa.
The 20-year-old football player joined coach Nick Saban's team as the presumed next signal-caller following Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones. Young backed up Jones during his freshman year en route to a national championship.
Last season, Young was the general of Alabama's offense. The Alabama QB threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns in his starting debut against Miami and was electric from then on, even making several ESPN highlights reels. On top of it all, the 2021 Heisman Trophy finalist decided to cap off a fantastic first season as Crimson Tide quarterback by taking home the hardware.
Through all the ups and downs, Craig and Julie Young will undoubtedly be there to support their Heisman Trophy-winning son, as they have every step of the way.
Especially in 2022, when he looks to lead the Alabama revenge tour and win a national title.
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