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49er Former Quarterback Named Pumpkin Festival Grand Marshal

Super Bowl MVP and all-time 49er great Steve Young accepted the invitation to serve as parade Grand Marshal at this year's Pumpkin Festival.

Hall of Fame quarterback, Super Bowl MVP and all-time 49er great Steve Young will serve as honorary Grand Marshal of the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Parade, Saturday, Oct. 13.

"Steve Young has always been a heroic figure to Bay Area spots fans and is among the greatest players in the 49ers star-studded history," said Cameron Palmer, Chairman of the festival committee. "We're delighted and thrilled he has accepted our invitation to serve as parade Grand Marshal this year."

Young, a Bay Area resident and current ESPN broadcaster, was named MVP of the NFL in 1992 and 1994, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks who have thrown at least 1,500 passing attempts (96.8), and is currently ranked third. Young also won a record six NFL passing titles.

The 42nd annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival runs October 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main St. between Kelly Avenue and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay. Admission is free.

The festival is presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee as a community benefit. For information, call 650-726-9652 or check out www.miramarevents.com.

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