The National Football Foundation made the announcement on Tuesday; the full Class of 2012 will be announced on Wednesday.
"Ty was a tremendous talent and an absolute legend at BYU," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "He accomplished almost everything a player can do in college football, and the way he played the game was truly ahead of its time. He is a very deserving member of the College Football Hall of Fame."
With a Heisman Trophy, a Maxwell Award, two Davey O'Brien Awards and 59 NCAA records, Detmer left BYU as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in college football history. His accomplishments led him to become a College Football Hall of Fame inductee, and the sixth Cougar to enter the sport's ultimate shrine.
Twice named a consensus All-American, Detmer won national player of the year awards from organizations such as UPI, CBS, Scripps Howard and the U.S. Sports Academy. His 15,031 career passing yards and 121 touchdowns were NCAA bests at the time, and the gunslinger still holds nine NCAA records. A three-time First Team All-WAC performer, Detmer led College Football Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards' teams to three conference championships, four bowl games, three AP top 25 finishes, a 28-21 win over top-ranked and defending national champion Miami on Sept. 8, 1990 and a 37-13-2 overall record. The NCAA Today's Top VI Award recipient still holds 10 school records, including the season and career marks for total offense, passing yards and 400-yard games.
A ninth-round selection of the 1992 draft by the Packers, Detmer played 14 seasons with the Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons.
Detmer played in three games in 1993 and four games in 1994 for the Packers, completing 11-of-21 passes for 107 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. For his career, he played in 54 games and made 25 starts, completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 6,351 yards, with 34 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.
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