Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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Former Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Ty Detmer was officially inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Detmer is BYU’s only Heisman Trophy winner. The 2012 Heisman Trophy will be awarded this Saturday. For the 21st year in a row, no BYU players have even a remote chance to win the award. In fact, it will be the biggest surprise of the season if any Cougars finish in the top 10 of Heisman voting. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, BYU quarterbacks were a regular on Heisman ballots. It all culminated in Ty Detmer winning the award in 1990. Following his graduation after the 1991 season, BYU completely dropped off the map of Heisman voters. Since Detmer’s third place finish in 1991, no BYU player has finished in the Top 10. It is not like BYU hasn’t had worthy candidates since then. At least three Cougars could make a case for a top 10 Heisman finish in the last 20 years, especially considering what other players were top 10 finishers those seasons. In the...
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