The San Francisco 49ers’ legendary linebacker, Bryant Young, gave his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio. He thanked his family, colleagues, friends and even opponents with his sincere words. Young also shared a beautiful tribute to his late son Colby, who died of childhood cancer at the age of 15 on October 11, 2016.

Click here to watch the full speech on YouTube.San Francisco Young made it to seventh in the overall draft pick from Notre Dame in 1994. He was named the NFL Player of the Year during the ensuing season, was selected to the Pro Bowl Championship four times, and was the first All- Pro in 1996, he was part of the Super Bowl XXIX team in San Francisco, winning the prestigious Len Eshmont Award eight times, more than any other player.

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Young has started all 208 games he has appeared in and has scored 774 total tackles, 27 defensive passes, eight forced attempts, six fouled rebounds, and 89.5 sacks, which ranks him first in franchise history since sacks became an official stat in 1982. He scored 11 — or more sacks per season twice in his career, including 11.5 in 1996.

In 1999, a year after suffering a horrendous fracture of his leg against the New York Giants, Young scored 11 sacks while starting all 16 games. He was named the NFL Player of the Year.

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