Brian Hoyer who was born on October 13, 1985 in Lakewood, Ohio. He has played QB for the New England Patriots, The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Arizona Cardinals, and is the current starting QB for the Cleveland Browns and been in the NFL since 2009.
10 interesting facts about Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer was signed immediately after the 2009 NFL draft by the New England Patriots to backup Tom Brady until he was released in 2012.
Brian Hoyer grew up in Cleveland Ohio and attended St. Ignatius High School which was the same high school that former New England Patriots QB Brian Dowling went to in high school.
Brian Hoyer lettered in baseball as well as football. He was a dominant pitcher and the winner pitcher in the Ohio State Championship game.
Brian Hoyer was a two year starter at St. Ignatius and compiled 7700 passing yards, a 57.6% completion percentage, 63 TDs, 27INTs and was named to the 2004 Ohio All-Star Classic as well as the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game.
Brian Hoyer in his senior year at Michigan State University in 2004, had a 51% completion rate, 2,404 passing yards, 9TDs and 9INTs in 13 games.
Brian Hoyer had a huge rookie season for the New England Patriots, jumping over QBs Matt Gutierrez, Kevin O’Connell, and Andrew Walter, compiling a 98.1 QBR, leaving him the only backup QB onn the New England roster going into the regular season.
Brian Hoyer found himself going into his first game of his career playing against the Tennessee Titans when the score was a blowout 52-0. In that game, he preceded to go 5 for 5 and capped off the drive with a 1 yard TD run, breaking the New England franchise record for most points scored in a single game.
Brian Hoyer married his high school sweetheart and has a son.
Brian Hoyer has only played in 18 regular season games at QB but has compiled 1,231 yards passing, a 59.4% completion rate, 7TDs and 6INTs. He has rushed for 36 yards and 1 TD.
Brian Hoyer has been named the Cleveland Browns starting QB for the 2014 season after the team released QBs Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. The Browns drafted Johnny Manziel but have professed that the job is Hoyer’s to lose.
Sources:Sports Illustrated, Cleveland Browns , NFL, Washington Times, ESPN Cleveland, Sports Spyder
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