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Koy Detmer
No. --     Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: July 5, 1973 (1973-07-05) (age 36)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 198
Debuted in 1998 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
 As player:
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at

Koy Dennis Detmer (born July 5, 1973, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado. He is the younger brother of former NFL quarterback, Ty Detmer and son of coach, Sonny Detmer.


Early years

Detmer played at Mission High School. He led the Eagles to the 5A playoffs in 1990 and 1991. The 1990 team lost in the semifinals against eventual state champion Aldine Mustangs (54-21). With Detmer at quarterback, Mission High established a state record with 4,829 passing yards for a season in 1990. He held other passing records that have been broken with the evolution of the spread offense.

College career

At Colorado, Detmer threw for 5390 yards, second-most in school history.[1]

Professional career

Up until his release in August 2006, Detmer had played his entire career in Philadelphia. He spent most of his career as a backup to quarterback Donovan McNabb and as the place-kick holder for David Akers. His action as a starter was limited to five games in the 1998 season, one game in the 2002 season (in which he was injured and had to leave the game after throwing two touchdowns and rushing for another), and the 2004 season finale against Cincinnati which the Eagles lost.

Detmer was released after the Eagles signed former Eagle A. J. Feeley as the backup and moved punter Dirk Johnson into the role of kick holder. He was re-signed on January 2, 2007 by the Eagles to provide a third quarterback for the team's playoff push. He was also re-signed to be the kick holder for the Eagles.

Detmer had his NFL career extended for a few days by signing with the Minnesota Vikings on November 6, 2007. The Vikings needed a second quarterback behind Brooks Bollinger while Tarvaris Jackson and Kelly Holcomb recovered from injuries. Detmer was reunited with Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress who previously was with the Eagles as the Offensive Coordinator. Detmer's stint with the Vikings was his first professional experience not in an Eagle uniform.[2] But the Vikings released Detmer on November 10, 2007, apparently because Holcomb had recovered sufficiently to play.[3]

In 103 NFL games, Detmer has a career passer rating of 61.2 with ten career touchdowns and 14 interceptions thrown.[4]

Post Athletic Career

Detmer was an executive in the athlete services division at Triton Financial in Austin, TX. On December 31, 2009, he was sued for securities fraud. [5]


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Preceded by
Bobby Hoying
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Doug Pederson
Preceded by
Donovan McNabb
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Quarterbacks
2002 (subbing for injured Donovan McNabb)
Succeeded by
A. J. Feeley (subbing for injured Koy Detmer)


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