Heisman Pic of the Day

It was 20 years ago this week that Ty Detmer carried BYU to a scintillating win over No. 1 Miami, a performance that led to his becoming the first–and only–non-major-conference player in modern times to win the Heisman Trophy.  Here he is evading the Hurricane rush in that game…and from what I remember of that game, he likely recovered in time to throw a rainbow pass that somehow snaked between two defenders and into his receiver’s bread basket.

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2 Responses to Heisman Pic of the Day

  1. Mac September 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    Didn’t Andre Ware from Univ of Houston win the heisman in 1989. Is that not modern times?

  2. Heismanpundit September 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    Yes. But Houston was in the Southwest Conference back then.