Brian Hoyer was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2009.
2011 (3/0, 0/0)
- Was active for all 16 games and saw time in three.
- Was active but did not play in the Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5), the AFC Championship against the Ravens (1/22), or the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
- Saw time at the end of the Bills game, completing his first pass of the season, a 22-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski that gave him the NFL single season record for receiving yards by a tight end.
- Played briefly at the end of the game against the Colts (12/4), but did not attempt any passes.
- Saw his first action of the year, entering the game briefly in the fourth quarter against the Eagles (11/27).
- Was active but did not play against the Dolphins (9/12), Chargers (9/18), Bills (9/25), Raiders (10/2), Jets (10/9), Cowboys (10/16), Steelers (10/30), Giants (11/6), Jets (11/13), Chiefs (11/21), Redskins (12/11), Broncos (12/18) or Dolphins (12/24).
2009 (5/0, 0/0)
- Spent the season as the backup quarterback, seeing action in five games.
- Saw time late in the game against the Browns, throwing one interception (11/7).
- Was active but did not play against the Bengals (9/12), Jets (9/19), Bills (9/26), Ravens (10/17), Chargers (10/24), Vikings (10/31) and Steelers (11/14).
- Played in his first game of the season, entering the game for the final play where he took a knee in the 41-14 win vs. Miami (10/4).
- Earned the backup quarterback duties during training camp in a battle with Kevin O'Connell, Matt Gutierrez and Andrew Walter.
- Played in five games in reserve duty and completed 19 of his 27 pass attempts for 142 yards and had 10 carries for 25 yards with one touchdown.
- Played in his first game in the Patriots' 59-0 win vs. Tennessee (10/18), entering the game in the third quarter. Completed 9-of-11 pass attempts for 52 yards and scored on a one-yard touchdown run. Completed his first NFL pass to Julian Edelman for a 16-yard gain in the third quarter.
- Played in reserve at Tampa Bay (10/25) in a 35-7 win at London's Wembley Stadium.
- Entered the game for the final series of the Patriots' loss at New Orleans (11/30).
- Saw action in the fourth quarter of the Patriots 35-7 AFC East clinching game vs. Jacksonville (12/27).
- Saw his most extensive playing time of the season at Houston (1/3) in the regular-season finale, seeing action in the second quarter and fourth quarter and completing 8-of-12 passes for 71 yards.
- Dressed but did not play in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).
- As a senior in 2008, threw for 2,404 yards and nine touchdowns.
- Finished his career ranked among Michigan State's career leaders in pass attempts (second - 896), passing yards (third - 6,159), pass completions (third - 500), touchdown passes (sixth - 35).
- As a junior in 2007, completed 223-of-376 throws for 2,725 yards, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
- Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection.
- Brian Hoyer was born the son of Julie and Axel Hoyer on October 13, 1985.
- Was a two-year starter for Coach Chuck Kyle at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.
- Associated Press Division I honorable mention all-state selection as a senior while completing 158-of-281 throws for 2,570 yards, 21 touchdowns in 2003.
- Connected on 131-of-263 passes for 2,130 yards, 18 touchdowns in 2002.
- Also competed in baseball as a pitcher, infielder and outfielder.
- Compiled an 8-1 record with a 1.99 ERA as a sophomore while leading St. Ignatius to the 2002 Division I state championship.
- Earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - community relations from Michigan State.