1984 - Consensus National Champion

In 1984, the undefeated Cougars Football team were voted the consensus national champion. BYU is known as a “quarterback factory” for producing several successful quarterbacks, including 1990 Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer. Alumni who have played in the NFL include Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Gifford Nielsen, Bart Oates, Chad Lewis, Vai Sikahema, Todd Christensen, John Beck, and Zach Wilson.