Who Are Bryce Young's Parents? Meet Craig and Julie Young

Bryce's father, Craig, has a background in motivational speaking, a skill that likely influenced his son's development.


Jun. 21 2024, Updated 5:03 p.m. ET

The 2021 Heisman Trophy Winner quarterback Bryce Young from Alabama and parents Julie and Craig Young.
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After being selected as the No. 1 draft pick in the 2023 NFL draft, Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young has captured the attention of football fans for both his strengths and weaknesses on the field. Despite sources like ESPN suggesting Bryce’s first NFL season will be remembered for the statistics that “ranked him at the bottom of the league,” there are plenty of people who believe the rookie quarterback has a bright future ahead of him.

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With Bryce's story sparking immense curiosity about his upbringing and influences, it's no wonder fans are eager to know more about the people who shaped him. So, without further ado, let’s get to know Bryce’s parents.

Who Are Bryce Young's parents?

Quarterback Bryce Young at football practice.
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Bryce was born in Philadelphia to Craig and Julie Young. When he was still young, his family moved to Pasadena, Calif. After Bryce showed remarkable aptitude for football, though, his parents moved him to Santa Ana, Calif., so that he could play his last two seasons at Mater Dei High School.

Coming out of high school, Bryce was a five-star recruit, and his parents were very involved in the recruiting process.

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Apparently, it was Craig and Julie who ultimately convinced Bryce to shift his commitment from the University of Southern California to Alabama, where he had tremendous success.

Are Bryce Young's parents still married?

Bryce Young parents, Julie and Craig Young, walking.
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Yes, they are! Bryce is the only child of Craig and Julie, who tied the knot in 1995. They have been happily married for nearly 29 years and together for over 30 years.

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Bryce's father works as a consultant and counselor, and owns his own business, Young Consulting Group, LLC.

Craig also works as a licensed therapist and has also done motivational speaking, and is active on Instagram, where he posts about his family and football. It seems all of that motivational speaking may have come in handy when it comes to his son.

Much less is known about Bryce's mother, Julie, who used to teach kids with special needs, according to People.

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Bryce Young won the Heisman Trophy in 2021.

Bryce is seen is as a natural leader, and won the Heisman Trophy in 2021 for being the best player in college football. There are some concerns with Bryce as a player, chiefly his size. At just 5'10", Bryce is one of the smallest quarterbacks in the league.

"I've been this size, respectfully, my whole life. I know who I am. I know what I can do," Bryce said in response to those concerns.

Clearly, both Carolina and Bryce feel confident that he can have a major impact in the NFL. Only time will tell whether Bryce is the player who can ultimately turn the team's fortunes around.

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