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Encyclopedia > Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #:
N/A
Date of birth: October 30, 1967 (1967-10-30) (age 40)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States San Marcos, Texas
Career information
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 9 / Pick 230
College: Brigham Young
Career highlights
Awards 1990 Heisman Trophy
1990 Maxwell Award
1990 Davey O'Brien Award
1991 Davey O'Brien Award
Teams
1992-1995
1996-1997
1998
1999-2000
2001-2003
2004-2005
Green Bay Packers
Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers
Cleveland Browns
Detroit Lions
Atlanta Falcons
Stats at CBS.com

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High school career

Detmer attended Hobby Middle School and Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas. He earned letters in golf, football, basketball, baseball, and track. As a senior, he won All-America honors in football and was the Texas Player of the Year. He also won All-State honors in baseball and All-District in basketball. His father, Sonny, was his football coach. Southwest is a public High School in Fulton neighborhood Minneapolis, MN. It is notable for being among 200 best high schools in America, according to the Newsweek list of best High Schools in America in 1999. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ...


College career

While at Brigham Young University, Detmer led a distinguished, record-setting career. He redshirted during the 1987 season, and shared quarterback duties with Sean Covey as a freshman in 1988. He started a game against New Mexico, and passed for 333 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 65-0 BYU victory. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1988 Freedom Bowl, leading BYU to a come-from-behind 20-17 victory over Colorado. The term redshirt can refer to: a follower of Garibaldi; a student on an NCAA college sports team who was kept out of competition for a year in order to prolong his or her eligibility; a stock character in science fiction, appearing first in the original Star Trek, who serves... Sean Covey was the starting quarterback for Brigham Young University during the 1987 and 1988 seasons. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Freedom Bowl was an annual post-season college American football bowl game played at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, from 1984 to 1994. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ...


Detmer became a full-time starter in 1989. He emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, passing for 4,560 yards and 32 touchdowns during the regular season. His passer rating of 175.6 led the NCAA, and he finished second to Houston's Andre Ware in total offense. He led BYU to a WAC Championship, their first since 1985. Detmer finished the season with a strong performance against Penn State in the 1989 Holiday Bowl, setting NCAA records for most passing yards (576) and most yards of total offense (594) in a single bowl game. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Andre Ware (born July 31, 1968 in Dickinson, Texas) won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Houston and was later drafted #7 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... This article is about the state-related university. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ...


Detmer's junior season (1990) was his best at BYU, and ranks as one of the greatest seasons for a quarterback in college football history. Detmer passed for 5,188 yards and 41 touchdowns in 12 regular season games, and finished the year with 42 NCAA records (and tied for five others). The highpoint of the season was BYU's 28-21 upset victory over top-ranked Miami (FL); Detmer led the Cougars by passing for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns against the defending national champions. For his efforts, Detmer was awarded the Heisman Trophy, and received many other honors (including the Maxwell Award and the Davey O'Brien Award). He was named First Team All-America by the Associated Press, UPI, Football Writers, Walter Camp, Football News, Scripps Howard, and the Sporting News. Unfortunately for Detmer and BYU, the season ended in disastrous fashion: the Cougars lost 59-28 in their final regular season game (against Hawaii), then lost 65-14 to Texas A&M in the 1990 Holiday Bowl. Detmer was knocked out of the game against Texas A&M, suffering two separated shoulders that required off-season surgery. This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Heisman redirects here. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... OBrien Award logo The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ... This article is about the University of Hawaii system. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ...


The 1991 season started poorly for BYU. With inexperienced teammates, Detmer could not get BYU's offense going, and Cougars lost their first three games (road contests against Florida State, UCLA, and Penn State). After an 0-3 start, Detmer and BYU turned things around. The Cougars won eight straight games, and clinched their third consecutive WAC Championship with a spectacular 52-52 tie against San Diego State in their final regular season game. In that contest, BYU fell behind 45-17 before Detmer led a stunning comeback. He finished the game with 599 passing yards and 6 touchdowns, both career highs. In his final game as a Cougar, Detmer passed for 350 yards to lead BYU to a 13-13 tie against heavily-favored Iowa in the 1991 Holiday Bowl. Florida State University Seal Florida State University is a public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, known for its programs in fine arts, education, public administration & policy, information studies, international affairs, music, criminology, and nursing. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... A landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900 acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ...


Detmer totaled 4,031 passing yards and 35 touchdowns in his senior season. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, but won the Davey O'Brien Award again and also earned the Sammy Baugh Trophy and the Today's Top VI Award. He was named First Team All-American by several organizations. His final career statistics were 1,530 pass attempts; 958 completions; 15,031 passing yards; 121 touchdown passes; 14,665 yards of total offense; 135 touchdowns responsible for; and 162.7 passer rating. All of these totals established NCAA records. In all, Detmer finished his college career with 59 NCAA records (and tied for three others). Including statistics from bowl games, Detmer totaled 16,206 passing yards and 121 touchdown passes at BYU. The Sammy Baugh Trophy is awarded annually to the nations top college passer. ... The Todays Top VIII Award is given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to honor eight outstanding senior student-athletes of the preceding calendar year. ...


Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Despite his success at BYU, Detmer was deemed too small to play quarterback in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers drafted him in the ninth round (230th pick overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft. Detmer spent four seasons with the Packers, but did not see much action while backing up Brett Favre. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Packers redirects here. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Philadelphia Eagles

Detmer found more playing time after signing a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996. After Rodney Peete suffered a knee injury, Detmer became the team's starting quarterback. Detmer posted a 4-0 record in his first four starts. In his first start against the division rival New York Giants, Detmer completed 18 of 33 passes for 170 yards and no interceptions in the 19-10 victory. In his second start, he threw four touchdown passes (all to Irving Fryar) against the Miami Dolphins. The following week, he passed for a career-high 342 yards against the Carolina Panthers. The next week, he passed for 217 yards and a touchdown and added his first career rushing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. It was Philadelphia's first victory at Dallas since 1991, and earned Detmer the Miller Lite NFL Player of the Week award. A few weeks later, Detmer and the Eagles ended a three game losing streak as they shut out the Giants in the rematch 24-0. Detmer threw three touchdowns in the win. For the year, Detmer passed for 2,911 yards and 15 touchdowns; his 80.8 passer rating ranked fourth among NFC quarterbacks. The Eagles posted a 7-4 record with Detmer as the starter during the 1996 season, good enough to enter the NFC playoffs. The following season, Detmer shared quarterback duties with Rodney Peete and Bobby Hoying. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Rodney Peete (born March 16, 1966 in Mesa, Arizona) was an American Football quarterback from the University of Southern California. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Irving Dale Fryar (born September 28, 1962) is a former American Football wide receiver. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... Miller Lite is the name of a popular pilsner beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a 4. ... National Football Conference logo. ... Robert Carl Bobby Hoying (born September 20, 1972 in St. ...


San Francisco 49ers

In 1998, he left Philadelphia and joined the San Francisco 49ers as a backup to Steve Young. He only spent one season in San Francisco; his lone start came against the Panthers. He passed for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 49ers' 25-23 victory. City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ...


Cleveland Browns

In 1999, Detmer was traded to the Cleveland Browns, who wanted him to mentor rookie Tim Couch. Detmer started the first two games of the 1999 season, then served as backup to Couch for the rest of the season. Detmer injured his right Achilles and was inactive the entire 2000 season. Browns redirects here. ... Timothy Scott Couch (born July 31, 1977 in Hyden, Kentucky) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. ... This is about vertebrate anatomy. ...


Detroit Lions

Detmer spent three seasons (2001 to 2003) with the Detroit Lions. He started four games during the 2001 season. In his first start, he threw 7 interceptions against the Browns. He was eventually replaced as starter, but did start the final two games of the season. He set career highs for attempts (50) and completions (31) against the Chicago Bears, finishing with 303 passing yards. He closed out the season with 242 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Cowboys. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


Atlanta Falcons

Detmer spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, but did not see any action as the third-string quarterback behind Michael Vick and Matt Schaub. Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... Matthew Rutledge Schaub (born June 25, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback who is currently the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. ...


In 14 total seasons in the NFL, Detmer has played in 54 games (with 25 starts), totaling 6,351 yards passing with 34 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. Detmer did not officially retire from football following the release and has said he would come back if a team needs him. He has also stated that coaching is in the back of his mind, and his alma mater, BYU, has already reportedly offered him a position.[citation needed]


Personal notes

Detmer's younger brother, Koy Detmer, also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] Koy Dennis Detmer (born July 5, 1973) is an American football player who is currently a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. ...


Ty Detmer and his wife Kim have four daughters.


Detmer graduated from BYU with a degree in recreation administration and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during his junior year there. For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ...


He is a cousin of Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.[2] Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Clay D. Buchholz (born August 14, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American baseball starting pitcher with MLBs Boston Red Sox . ...


Detmer was the all-time Texas high school passing leader for eleven years.


Reference

  1. ^ Brothers in Pro Football
  2. ^ Laurilia, David. Baseball Prospectus Unfiltered: Are You Ready For Some Football? Baseball Players Opine on the NFL. Retrieved on 2007-9-10.
Preceded by
Andre Ware
Heisman Trophy Winner
1990
Succeeded by
Desmond Howard
Preceded by
Rodney Peete
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Quarterbacks
1996
Succeeded by
Bobby Hoying
Preceded by
Vinny Testaverde
Cleveland Browns Starting Quarterbacks
1999
Succeeded by
Tim Couch

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As a freshman, Ty came off the bench to lead the Cougars to a 20-17 Freedom Bowl victory against the Colorado Buffaloes, and a star was born.
Detmer set the NCAA record for passing by a sophomore with 4,560 yards and nearly broke the NCAA record for pass efficiency in a season.
Ty is married to the former Kim Herbert.
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Detmer signed with San Francisco as a free agent last March after spending two years with the Philadelphia Eagles and four seasons in Green Bay.
Detmer enjoyed his best year in 1996 when he posted a 7-4 record as the starter and led the Eagles to a playoff berth.
Detmer was a ninth-round draft pick of Green Bay in 1992 after throwing for 4,031 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior.
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