Bryce Young, a Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback for Alabama Crimson Tide, has strong local ties, writes Mike Jensen for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Despite his hometown being Pasadena, California, he was born on July 25, 2001, on the opposite coast – at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood.
However, this is not his only connection to the Philadelphia region. Young’s aunt, Leslee Frye, lives in Mount Airy, where she works as a psychologist at the upper school at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Meanwhile, his grandfather, Harold Frye, lives in Glenside and is a psychotherapist, said Young’s father, Craig.
At the time when Young was born, his father was working for a local advertising agency Red Tettemer. However, the family did not stay for long.
“It was like one of the worst Philly winters in a long time,” said Craig Young. “My wife was home with a newborn. I was working very, very long hours.”
So, the family packed up and moved to Southern California, but they still loved to come and visit the family on the East Coast.
Young “enjoyed coming here and shoveling snow,” his grandfather said.
Read more about Alabama Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young in The Philadelphia Inquirer.