Ty Detmer doesn’t share stories with his football team about the 59 NCAA passing records he set at Brigham Young University.
Most of Detmer’s players at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School have not seen his Heisman Trophy or the two Davey O’Brien Awards he earned as college football’s top quarterback in 1990 and 1991. And there is nothing inside his campus office that suggests he played 14 seasons for six teams in the National Football League.
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Ty Detmer file
Born: Oct. 30, 1967, in San Marcos
High School: San Antonio Southwest
College: Brigham Young University
NFL: Green Bay Packers (1992-95); Philadelphia Eagles (1996-97); San Francisco 49ers (1998); Cleveland Browns (1999-2000); Detroit Lions (2001-03); Atlanta Falcons (2004–2005)
Records set at BYU
Total offense, single game: 603 yards, 1991; total offense, season: 5,022 yards, 1990; total offense, career: 14,665 yards, 1988-91; passing yards, season: 5,188, 1990; passing yards, career: 15,031, 1988-91; 400-yard passing games, season: 8, 1990; 400-yard passing games, career: 14, 1988-91; touchdown passes, career: 121, 1988-91.
Existing NCAA records
Most seasons of 4,000 passing yards: 3, 1989-91; most consecutive 300-yard passing games: 24, 1989-90.
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