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Bryce Young's Parents Raised a Football Superstar

I've always had a fantasy football philosophy regarding University of Alabama players: When in doubt, anyone who played under Nick Saban is a solid NFL Draft choice. 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. But even if Bryce Young fails, his parents will be right there to pick him back up.

However, as he becomes an NFL draft pick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born quarterback Bryce Young, the only child in his family, is ready to challenge the football careers of New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers and other NFL legends.

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

The 2021 Heisman Trophy Winner quarterback Bryce Young from Alabama and parents Julie Young and Craig Young pose at the 2021 Heisman Trophy Winners press conference

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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 to Santa Ana so Bryce could play his final two high school seasons at Mater Dei, a national powerhouse, after beginning his high school football career at Cathedral High School.

Bryce's father 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. Craig is also a licensed therapist and who works as a consultant for Young Consulting Group LLC, a speaker and a counselor. When it comes to mental health, it's clear the Young family is solid.

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

Bryce Young with his 2021 Heisman Trophy

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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. Now they'll be with his as he head to the NFL

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