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Ty Detmer


Ty Hubert Detmer

Inducted 2012

Date of Birth



San Marcos, TX


Brigham Young University (1988-1991)


Ty Detmer emerged in 1989 as the top quarterback in the nation, passing for 4,560 yards and 32 touchdowns during the regular season, leading BYU to a WAC Championship. Detmer's junior season ranks as one of the greatest seasons for a quarterback in college football history. He passed for 5,188 yards and 41 touchdowns in 12 regular season games, and finished the year with 42 NCAA records. For his efforts, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy, and received many other honors including the Maxwell Award and the Davey O'Brien Award. Detmer finished his college career with the following totals: 15,031 passing yards; 121 touchdown passes; 14,665 yards of total offense; 135 touchdowns responsible for; and 162.7 passer rating. Drafted in 1992, Detmer played 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons. The founder of the Ty Detmer Charitable Foundation, he sponsored the Ty Detmer Youth Football League in Grants, N.M., and became a high school coach.


Height 6'0

Weight 175

Career Highlights

  • 1991 All-Conference
  • 1991 Conference MVP
  • 1991 Consensus All-America
  • 1991 Heisman - Third
  • 1991 O'Brien Award Winner
  • 1990 All-Conference
  • 1990 Conference MVP
  • 1990 Consensus All-America
  • 1990 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1990 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1990 O'Brien Award Winner
  • 1989 All-Conference
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