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Hall of Fame QB Steve Young on Writing a Book for His Kids

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, October 14, 2016

Aired October 14, 2016

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young didn’t mean to write a memoir. It just kind of happened after he realized his four kids --who were all born after his NFL career ended -- didn’t know the full story of his life in football.

“I don’t have a journal, I don’t have a diary, I don’t have a record,” Steve says. “I never intended to make a book, I just wanted to hand them something. And so last week when they had these come out, I just took my book and gave it to the kids and said, “Look, this is really for you.’”

His book, QB: My Life Behind the Spiral, tells many fascinating stories from his life, including touching on his battle with separation anxiety, which started as a kid and came up again during his football career when he had to travel so much.

Watch the video above to hear about his decision to get a law degree after making it big in football and the strangest interactions he had during his time with the NFL.

After they chatted, Rach also wanted to find out if Steve’s arm still has that magic – check out what happened when she challenged him to a football throwing target game in the video below:

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