The seven BYU inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 2:33 p.m. MST

Ty Detmer was the first college quarterback to pass for more than 15 thousand yards over the course of his career, and the first of those two to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

He is not, however, the first BYU Cougar to be so inducted.

The lineup of inductees is not surprising for a school that carried the moniker of "Quarterback U" for the better part of three different decades. Of the Cougars that have been inducted, five are quarterbacks and none are defensive players.

With his selection into the Hall of Fame, Detmer joins some significant figures in BYU Football lore. Read on to see all seven BYU Football College Hall of Fame inductees and a brief summary of their careers.

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Harwich, MA

I might be a lifelong Ute but Jim was amazing. Simply amazing.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Those 20+years of the Coach Edwards' era was pretty remarkable. Five quarterbacks into the college hall of fame. Congratulations! (And I am old enough to remember them all.)

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Time for BYU to rethink inducting Big Jim into it's Football Hall of Fame while there is still time.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great years for BYU fans and all very deserving of this honor.

Everett, WA

Those were THE days. Makes you want to cry THESE days.

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