A well-deserved honor for a great LDS athlete.
BYU's recognition by the Hall of Fame is in the article. I think Utah
State has Merlin Olsen. Are there any other athletes or coaches connected with
Utah universities in there?Please note that this comment/question is
for informational purposes, not based on any rivalry.
Hands down my favorite quarterback to come out of BYU! It couldn't happen
to a nicer guy. Congrats!
College maybe. NFL no way.
Kudos for one of the best quarterbacks ever at BYU. His win against Miami in
1990 is still the most important win BYU has ever had (and against best
competition). I would love to see him get hired on the coaching staff. He's
at least as talented as anyone we have now.
@OatmealFrom the article."Detmer will be the fifth
Cougar quarterback in the Hall of Fame, along with Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson,
Jim McMahon and Steve Young. Legendary coach LaVell Edwards and tight end Gordon
Hudson are also in the Hall of Fame."That's 7 Cougars. Not
a ute to be seen there and none on the horizon.
@Hedgehog,College MAYBE?? What does a guy have to do to qualify in
your book? You show your lack of knowledge and class.
hedgehog; a spiny, short legged insectivore that rolls into a boll for defense.
Evidently you are what you eat.
He might have been the best college football player I've ever seen in
person, right there with Marshall Faulk. Yes, he wasn't a great pro but a
terrific college player and this honor is well deserved.
While he set many NCAA records at the time he played they did not count the post
season yardage in as total yardage. That statistic was later changed to include
all yardage including post season - Ty's yardage would have been even more
impressive.Ty should have been the 3rd Heisman Trophy winner with
Young and McMahon before him.Mainly due to size Ty did not have a
tremendous amount of starts in the NFL. He was however considered to be
extremely valuable to teams because of his knowledge of the game and ability to
learn an opponents plays each week to play against the starting defense in
practice.How many years did Ty play in the NFL? I am not sure. Aside from being a great athlete always a real gentleman and class act.
That boy was flat out fun to watch. I remember watching him scramble during the
Miami game. Congrats to him.
I was at the Miami game. Greatest performance I've ever seen from a
college QB. Detmer was the best.
Congratulations Ty - Well deserved. I do have to confess, I hope you don't
get on the coaching staff as we enjoy you and your families contributions to the
community and church.
You have to admit, BYU has the greatest football legacy of any team in the
immediate region. Oh it would be fun to relive some of those moments again. Oh
wait, we have BYU tv to thank for that so we can watch some of those classics
over and over. Way to go Ty! Great day for BYU fans all around the
DuckDoesn't appear that Hall of fame amounts to wins and losses
now. All against weak WAC schedules. BYU was really good. BYU had
great teams. Again, all of this is in the past. Glory days came and went with
Lavell. I personally like Ty Detmer as he made great reads and
showed that skinny, non athletic guys can compete very well.
Congratulations from one Texas boy to another.
It's fun for us to have the Detmer's here in the Austin area. Truly
one of the best college QBs ever.
Ty won most BYU people's hearts during his playing years. It wasn't
just football, it was his personality, service, politeness, and class.
"Everyone's adopted son".
@Hedgehog, College maybe??? Detmer's 15,031 yards ranks him 3rd on the
all-time college list in passing. He didn't have a great pro career but he
is not the only prolific passer to struggle. Timmy Chang who is #1 on that list
didn't pan out in the pros. Your comment shows a lack of respect for
B.Y.U. and I am sure if Ty had chosen to play somewhere other than B.Y.U. your
attitude would be a lot different. Congratulations Ty from a fan who bleeds
Very well deserved!!!!! I have never had the opportunity to meet him. But from
what I have seen in interviews and appearances. He is a class individual. I
enjoyed the time watching him play at BYU, he has a great football mind. From
what I hear and it seems a few people who have posted here know Ty personally,
it seems he is just as great of a person as he is a football player. Thank you
for being an example to us all. You career and humbleness of the elite career
it was is motivating. Thank you for the years! Congratulations Ty Detmer Elite
Football Player and NCAA Hall of Fame Quarterback!!!!!
Hands down, my favorite Cougar to watch over the years. His cool head in the
pocket and his ability to scramble and make things happen were great.
Congratulations on an award well deserved!
Dear KamUte, was Utah part of that weak WAC schedule?Just ignore
Hedgehog, bitterness against BYU is his forte. Just look at all his comments and
you will see 99% are putting down BYU.
I'm a loyal Ute alum but I have to give credit where credit is due. Detmer
was an amazing college QB. He had an uncanny ability to sense the rush from the
blindside, elude tacklers and find the open receiver. I've never met
Detmer, but from all I have heard and seen on TV, he seems like a class
individual. Well deserved honor. Congratulations.