The Rise And Fall Of Koy

Professional holder Koy Detmer once rose up as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Unfortunately Koy’s run would only last for a little less than one complete game.

On this day in 2002 Koy rose up above the doubters, and the strange, neck bearded skinny boy from San Antonio tore apart the San Fransisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. Not having the strongest of arms, Koy relied on his great knowledge of the West Coast Offense, and killed the 49ers with accuracy.

His touchdown celebration in this game, now known as the Koy whip is legendary. Little kids all across the Delaware Valley still pretend to be Koy to today. Little Koy whip lashes are common to see still.

Tragically Koy’s great run would come to an end late in the 4th quarter of this game. Koy broke his arm after landing awkwardly, and nobody could forget Koy shaking uncontrollably as if he was having a seizure. This would also lead to the next Eagles’ legend A.J. Feeley.

Koy never got to keep the starting QB job, but he did go on to be the greatest field goal holder in NFL history. Nobody could grab, and spin a ball the way Koy could. Koy’s holding ability was like great art. He knew how to angle the ball just right, and had everything down to a science.

When the Eagles were struggling with field goals in 2006, the Eagles brought back Koy for one last triumphant return. In one of the most crucial situations(we all remember what happened to the Cowboys that year) Koy came up big as always. The Eagles were lining up for a game winning field goal in over time against the stinkin Giants, and all eyes were focused on Koy. The snap was good, and Koy put the ball down, spun it around, and angled it perfectly for kicker David Akers to boom through the uprights.

That day has to be up there as one of the best moments in Koy’s football career.

Eagles fans don’t forget the legend of Koy Detmer. They just wish the Iggles would bring him back for one last shot.

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  • Dave B

    If you have the Eagles Monopoly game, you will notice that Koy is on there. Well, fortunately or unfortunately, he owes that to ME! I (Along with a few other Eagles fans) were helping USAopoly put together the board for the Eagles version (They listened to the players we said should be on there, they did not always listen to where they should go…boardwalk and park place were supposed to be Reggie and Bednarik). Anyways, they called me and said they had to have another QB on the board. We already have McNabb, Cunningham, Jaws and VanBrocklin. We had recommend several others, of course including Jurgensen, but they opted out of being on there for some reason. AJ was leading the team then (McNabb and Detmer were out with injuries) and it was pretty obvious AJ would not be back. I told them, Philly is not really known for QB’s but I can give you a longggg list of LB’s, DL, etc. Nope, has to be a QB. SO, Heeeere’s KOY!!!! Glad someone actually thinks he was worth it! He owes me so much to be enshrined with that kind of talent!

  • Ian

    That’s pretty cool Dave. How did you get hooked up with USAopoly?