Ty Detmer speaks about LaVell Edwards

Looming in the shadows of Y Mountain, a mighty fortress carries the name of a legend. LaVell Edwards Stadium was named after the man who built Cougar football, and nearly 10 years after his retirement, his legacy lives on.

If the walls of the stadium could talk, it would tell sagas of a hero and his army. During the 28-year “Edwards Era,” he produced six All-American quarterbacks. Among the greatest of these athletes is former BYU quarterback Ty Detmer.

“LaVell was great,” Detmer said. “For a quarterback, he’s the perfect type of coach. He put a great system in place, and had some great assistants that helped. But as the person that led the program and was the main force there, he was just a great person to play for.”

Detmer’s No. 14 jersey spent more time on the BYU gridiron than any other Cougar uniform in history. He holds the school record for most plays (1,795), pass attempts (1,530) and pass completions (958).

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