Detmer took over the starting job the following season and set the NCAA record for passing by a sophomore with 4,560 yards (with 32 touchdowns).  Detmer spent four seasons with the Packers, but appeared in only seven games while serving as back-up to starter Brett Favre.. He led BYU to a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship, the team's first since 1985. The following week, he passed for a career-high 342 yards against the Carolina Panthers. In deciding which college to attend, he was in part attracted by BYU's alcohol-free environment. Detmer won BYU's first Heisman by producing the most passing yards and total offense in the history of the award. He is the last Heisman winner to come from a school that does not play in a major FBS conference. His passer rating of 175.6 led the NCAA, and he finished second to Houston's Andre Ware in total offense. Ty Hubert Detmer (born October 30, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. Ty Detmer, after accepting the BYU job. Detmer was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 1999; the Browns wanted him to mentor rookie quarterback Tim Couch.  He redshirted for the Cougars during the 1987 season, and shared quarterback duties with Sean Covey as a redshirt freshman in 1988. He emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, passing for 4,560 yards and 32 touchdowns during the regular season. Detmer started the first game of the 1999 season, then served as backup until Couch sprained his foot in week 15. Heisman Trophy Winner Always Staying Positive Through Ups & Downs of Fame & Football. By the end of his collegiate career, Detmer had broken 59 NCAA records and tied three others. 5-Jul-1973) Wife: Kim Herbert (four daughters) Daughter: Kaili Daughter: Aubri Daughter: Mayci Daughter: Rylli (b. A late-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft, Detmer played for six NFL teams, mostly in a back-up role. Ty Detmer. Ty and his life raising 4 daughters (3:37) Is it easier for Ty to manage 85 football players or 4 daughters (4:06) Ty Detmer personal life and owning his own ranch (4:22) What is Ty Favorite thing to hunt (5:09) Growing up in Texas and coming to an LDS School being non-LDS (6:30) He is the last Heisman winner to come from a school that does not play in a major FBS conference. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having been named to the first teams of the Associated Press, UPI, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation, Football News, Scripps Howard, and the Sporting News. Detmer became the full-time starter in 1989. After an 0–3 start, Detmer and BYU turned things around.  After the firm collapsed, founder Kurt Barton was indicted for fraud. He also had 14,665 career yards in total offense, another NCAA best at the time.