Ty Detmer inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Then BYU head coach LaVell Edwards (left) talks to Ty Detmer. (Photo courtesy of BYU Photo)

Then BYU head coach LaVell Edwards (left) talks to Ty Detmer on the side of the field. (Photo courtesy of BYU Photo)

Former BYU quarterback Ty Detmer was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 9.

“To come back and be honored in your home state is really special for our family,” Detmer told KWTX-TV News.

Detmer grew up in San Antonio, Texas and raised his family (four daughters) in Texas.

From 1987 to 1991, Detmer played football at BYU. In 1990, Detmer was awarded the Heisman trophy.

“It (the Heisman trophy) becomes part of your name,” Detmer said in an cover story for Utah Valley Magazine. “It opens doors to speak and do endorsements. The older I get, the more I appreciate it. And I love being part of that group of Heisman winners. These are great men who do big things outside of football.”

After playing football for BYU, Detmer played in the NFL for 13 years, playing for six teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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