The QB went on to have a lengthy career in the NFL, but what has Detmer been up to in his post-retirement days?
Ty Detmer at Brigham Young University
The Cougars were immensely successful while Detmer played on the team, and they reached bowl games in four straight seasons.
Detmer was named an All-American twice, and in his 1990 Heisman-winning season, he threw for 5,188 passing yards (an NCAA record at the time) and 41 touchdowns.
After his senior year at BYU, Detmer decided to play professionally.
Ty Detmer in the NFL
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) July 18, 2019
Detmer started games with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions as well, but never did much to rival his 1996 season. His last year on a roster was in 2005 with the Atlanta Falcons.
Ty Detmer Now
Today, Detmer is still involved with football, but it is on the sidelines as a coach. In 2010, he became the leader of St. Andrew's Episcopal School's football team, and after five years, he left Austin to join his alma mater again.
Detmer was the BYU quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator under head coach Kalani Sitake for three seasons. Unfortunately, Detmer was let go by the school's athletic director due to poor on-field performance. Detmer didn't get the chance to coach Zach Wilson, who led the Cougars to a victory over UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl in 2020.
Interestingly, Detmer did get to mentor someone important to him. His nephew, Koy Detmer Jr., walked onto the team in 2015.
2015 QB Koy Detmer Jr. is going to be a preferred walk-on at BYU. Nephew to Heisman Trophy winner, Ty Detmer. Dad was QB at Colorado.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) January 5, 2015
After his firing, Detmer moved to Arizona. He has been volunteering with Queen Creek Casteel High School since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic limited workouts early in the year, but the Colts were able to play a full season.
Ty Detmer was a great college football player who stuck around in the NFL for nearly 15 years. Despite all of that time dedicated to his craft, it is great to see that his passion for the game hasn't let up one bit.
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