Ty Hubert Detmer (born October 30, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in theNational Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football for Brigham Young University (BYU), where he broke several NCAA records and won several national awards including the Heisman Trophy. A late-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft, he played for five NFL teams, mostly in a back-up role.
Detmer’s 1990 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 (and tied for five others). The highpoint of the season was BYU’s 28-21 upset victory over the top-ranked Miami Hurricanes; Detmer led the Cougars by passing for 406 yards and three touchdowns against the defending national champions. For his efforts, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy, and received many other honors including the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Award.