#00 Koy - UFA Detmer
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
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Acquired by Eagles: FA-'07
Originally joined NFL: D7a-97 (207th selection overall by Eagles)
END OF 2006 BIO
A 7th-round draft choice of the Eagles in 1997, Detmer re-signed with the team on January 2 to take over duties as the holder on field goal units and serve as a backup quarterback. Detmer spent nine seasons with the Eagles from 1997-2005 and spent training camp and preseason with the team in 2006 before being released prior to the start of the regular season.
2006 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Served as the holder vs. NYG (1/7-WC) in his first game since resigning with the Eagles on January 2nd and helped David Akers to go 3/3 on field goal attempts, which included a game-winning 38-yard FG with no time left on the game clock
Played on offense in 6 games in 2005
Converted a 4th-down play, a 12-yd. pass to TE Chad Lewis, on a fake FG attempt in the 2nd qtr. at Arz. (12/24/05). The play led to an Eagles TD
Played in his 100th NFL game vs. NYG (12/11/05)
Engineered a 10:26 TD drive in the 4th qtr. vs. SF (9/18/05) by completing all 9 passes for 94 yds
Appeared in 2 regular season games in 2004, starting vs. Cin. (1/2/05). Also played on offense in the NFC Championship game vs. Atl. (1/23/05)
In 2003, appeared in 3 regular season games as well as the NFC Championship game on offense
In his first start since 1999, led the Eagles to an emotional MNF win at SF (11/25/02), in place of QB Donovan McNabb (ankle). After throwing for 2 TDs and rushing for another, he left during the 3rd qtr. with a gruesome injury. As he tried to brace himself from a hit after releasing a pass attempt, his left arm was driven into the turf and the elbow was dislocated. Earned "Horse Trailer" POG honors for his efforts
One of the most prolific passers in Colorado history, he set the school record for most touchdown passes with 40.
By throwing for 3,156 yds. and 22 TDs in 1996, became the first QB in Buffaloes history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season.
Capped his career with a 45-25-371-0-3TD passing effort in a 33-21 win over Washington in the Holiday Bowl.
Earned first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award given to the nation's top senior passer.
Amassed career passing totals of 594 atts., 350 comps., 5,390 yds., 25 INTs, and 40 TDs.
Received the 2004 Jack Edelstein Award for the player who displays all around good character and is able to lift the spirits of others
Now entering his 10th season with the Eagles; has been with his team longer than any active NFL QB besides Brett Favre (entering 15th season with GB)
Trained actor Ryan Kwanten, the star of "American Brown," a movie produced by Eagles owner Christina Lurie. The movie was about a West Texas QB and his relationship with a priest in New York. Kwanten spent a few days at a football camp run by Koy's father, Sonny. Koy taught Kwanten, who had never thrown a football before the movie, the proper mechanics of throwing
Travels to road games with the clothes on his back, his playbook and a toothbrush. In fact, goes to Target each summer to get a new travel ensemble that he wears on each trip. Koy bragged, "I can get an entire outfit for under 100 bucks."
He and his wife, Katie, a former University of Colorado skier, have two sons, Koy Jr. (3/1/96) and Koal (1/30/03), and a daughter, Katie (11/17/00). The family resides in San Antonio, TX
Was an all-state QB in a pro-style passing offense at Mission (TX) HS, where he was coached by his father, Sonny. Finished his career with a state-record 8,221 passing yards and 82 TDs
Helped coach little Koy's baseball team in the 2004 offseason as an assistant coach
Is the Eagles' ace golfer. His handicap is currently an 8. Favorite course is The Quarry in San Antonio, TX.
Earned a degree in communications