Bobby Hoying

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Bobby Hoying
No. 7, 14
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-09-20) September 20, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: St. Henry, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Henry (OH)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Debuted in 1996 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2001 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts 456
Pass completions 244
Percentage 53.5
TD-INT 11-15
Passing yards 2,544
QB Rating 64.3
Stats at NFL.com

Bobby Hoying (born September 20, 1972, in St. Henry, Ohio) is a former college and professional American football quarterback.

He is the grandson of baseball player Wally Post, who played 15 years in the Major Leagues. Post was an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds 1961 National League pennant winning team.

High school career[edit]

Hoying grew up in Mercer County, Ohio, attending St. Henry High School, where he won one football and two basketball state championships. He had college basketball offers from the University of Toledo and other colleges.

College career[edit]

Hoying played college football for The Ohio State Buckeyes. In 1993, as a sophomore, he was named The Ohio State Buckeyes starting quarterback, but shared snaps with Bret Powers, a transfer from Arizona State. By 1994, Hoying acquired firm hold on the starting spot.

In his career at Ohio State, Hoying completed 498 passes and 57 touchdown passes, both school records. He is second only to Art Schlichter on the Ohio State career passing yardage list. He was an outstanding college student and was selected as an All Big 10 Scholar Athlete.

Hoying was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team in 2000 and to the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 2008.

Career passing statistics[edit]

Year Yards Att. Comp.
1993 1,570 202 109
1994 2,335 301 170
1995 3,269 341 211

Professional career[edit]

Hoying was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles saw Hoying as the quarterback of the future. Hoying played well in 1997, taking over the starting role at midseason and throwing 11 touchdown passes. He won a memorable 44-42 shootout win over Boomer Esiason and the Cincinnati Bengals.

The following year, however, would be a complete disaster for Hoying as he was benched midseason after not winning a single game as a starter. He did not throw a touchdown pass and threw nine interceptions. The 3-13 season led to the firing of Eagles head coach Ray Rhodes, and ultimately the hiring of Andy Reid. Reid drafted Donovan McNabb out of Syracuse University, and traded Hoying.

Hoying was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2000, rejoining coach Jon Gruden who had been the offensive coordinator for the Eagles under Rhodes. After the season, he got to play in the AFC title game against the Baltimore Ravens in place of injured starter Rich Gannon, but his team lost the game 16-3. Hoying's 11 touchdown passes in 1997 would remain the only touchdown passes of his career. Hoying retired after the 2001 season following a severe elbow injury. He holds the NFL record for most pass completions without a touchdown.

Since leaving the NFL, Hoying has become a principal at Crawford Hoying, a full-service real estate company based in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Kravitz, "Where Are They Now: QB Bobby Hoying" (April 19, 2008)

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