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Brian Hoyer
QB #8
Height:
6-2
Weight:
215
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
North Olmsted, Ohio
Experience:
4
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 21 287 175 61 13.7 1,947 6.8 92.7 10 3.5 6 2.1 70 22 6 16 122 84.1
2014 CLE 3 95 61 64.2 31.7 716 7.5 238.7 3 3.2 0 -- 70 10 3 4 26 97.5
2013 CLE 3 96 57 59.4 32 615 6.4 205 5 5.2 3 3.1 47T 6 1 6 48 82.6
2012 ARI 2 53 30 56.6 26.5 330 6.2 165 1 1.9 2 3.8 53 4 1 4 30 65.8
2012 PIT 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 3 1 1 100 0.3 22 22 7.3 0 -- 0 -- 22 1 0 0 0 118.8
2010 NE 5 15 7 46.7 3 122 8.1 24.4 1 6.7 1 6.7 42T 1 1 0 0 69.3
2009 NE 5 27 19 70.4 5.4 142 5.3 28.4 0 -- 0 -- 17 0 0 2 18 82.6
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 21 35 1.7 32 0.9 1.5 1 20 5 14.3 1 0 0
2014 CLE 3 4 1.3 -4 -1 -1.3 0 3 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 CLE 3 6 2 16 2.7 5.3 0 11 1 16.7 0 0 0
2012 ARI 2 1 0.5 6 6 3 0 6 1 100 0 0 0
2012 PIT 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 3 4 1.3 -3 -0.8 -1 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2010 NE 5 10 2 -8 -0.8 -1.6 0 1 0 -- 0 0 0
2009 NE 5 10 2 25 2.5 5 1 20 3 30 1 0 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CLE 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 2 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2012 PIT 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NE 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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Biography

Brian Hoyer was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2009.

Career Transactions
Brian Hoyer was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2009.  

Seasonal Reviews

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).


2010 (5/0)

  • 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).

2009 (5/0, 0/0)
  • 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).
College
  • 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.

Personal
  • 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.

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