Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Young has been named as grand marshal of the Pumpkin Festival Parade.

Young, who played for the 49ers from 1987-1999, was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was a two-time NFL MVP, including in 1994. That was the year he led the 49ers to their fifth Super Bowl title, tossing a record six touchdown passes in San Francisco’s 49-26 win over San Diego. He was named the game’s MVP.

The parade takes place Oct. 13, the first day of the two-day festival.

Young joins the ranks of former athletes to serve as grand marshal. Past grand marshals include Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Bobby Bonds, Jim Davenport, Barry Bonds, Rich Aurilia, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow and Will Clark.

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