Bobby Hoying

Bobby Hoying (born September 20, 1972) 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.

Bobby Hoying
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Personal information
Born:September 20, 1972 (age 46)
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
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts:456
Pass completions:244
Passing yards:2,544
QB Rating:64.3
Player stats at

High school career

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

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 third behind JT Barrett and 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 Varsity O Hall of Fame in 2008. Hoying was the leader of the Ohio State University Chapter of Creed Fans.

Career passing statistics

Year Att. Comp. Pct. Yards TD INT
1992 14 8 57.1 58 1 1
1993 202 109 54.0 1,570 8 8
1994 301 170 56.5 2,335 19 14
1995 341 211 61.9 3,269 29 12

Professional career

Hoying was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Hoying played well in two games in 1997 after 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 after throwing four touchdown passes.

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 in a season without a touchdown. [1]

Since leaving the NFL, Hoying has become a principal at Crawford Hoying, a full-service real estate company based in Columbus, Ohio.[2]


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

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1995 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1995 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. Separate teams were selected by the Big Ten Conference football head coaches ("Coaches") and by a media panel ("Media").The 1995 Northwestern Wildcats football team won the Big Ten championship. Northwestern linebacker Pat Fitzgerald was selected as the consensus Defensive Player of the Year by both the Coaches and Media. Fitzgerald went on to become Northwestern's head football coach, a position he has held since 2006. In addition to Fitzgerald, the Wildcats had five other players selected as first-team honorees: running back Darnell Autry, defensive back Chris Martin, offensive linemen Rob Johnson and Ryan Padgett, and kicker Sam Valenzisi. Head coach Gary Barnett also won the Big Ten's Dave McClain Coach of the Year award.Despite finishing second in the conference, the 1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team under head coach John Cooper led all other teams with seven first-team honorees. The Ohio State contingent was led by running back Eddie George who was the consensus selection as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. George also won the 1995 Heisman Trophy. The other Ohio State players receiving first-team honors were quarterback Bobby Hoying, wide receiver Terry Glenn, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, tight end Rickey Dudley, linebacker Mike Vrabel and defensive back Shawn Springs. George and Pace have both been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.The 1995 Michigan Wolverines football team under head coach Lloyd Carr also landed six players on the All-Big Ten first team. Michigan's honorees were linebacker Jarrett Irons, defensive tackle Jason Horn, defensive backs Charles Woodson and Charles Thompson, and offensive linemen Jon Runyan and Rod Payne. Woodson was named by the Coaches as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1995, and he went on in 1997 to become the first defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy.Penn State under head coach Joe Paterno also landed three players on the first team. They were wide receiver Bobby Engram, offensive lineman Jeff Hartings and defensive back Brian Miller. Running back Curtis Enis was honored by the Media as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

1995 Florida Citrus Bowl

The 1995 CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl, part of the 1994 bowl game season, took place on January 2, 1995, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The competing teams were the Alabama Crimson Tide, representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference (Big 10). Alabama was victorious in by a final score of 24–17. This was the 49th Citrus Bowl played.

1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 11–2 record, including the 1996 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they lost, 20–14, to the Tennessee Volunteers.

1996 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1996 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 64th in the National Football League (NFL). The team matched their previous output of 10–6 and qualifying for the playoffs.

After a season ending injury to Rodney Peete, Ty Detmer took over the starting role. For the second time in three seasons, the Eagles were 7–2 at the nine-game mark, thanks to a thrilling win November 3 on the road against Dallas. The capper to that contest was a combined 104-yard interception return between James Willis and Troy Vincent in the final moments which turned a potential game-winning drive by the Cowboys into a Philadelphia victory.

As in 1994 under Rich Kotite, the Eagles wilted. This time four losses in five games, including an embarrassing 27-point setback on national TV at Indianapolis, had the club scrambling in the playoff picture. However, wins against the lowly Jets and Cardinals managed to right the ship, and a wild-card berth was the reward.

The 1996 season was also the first season the Eagles debuted the midnight green, white, and black look, with new helmet designs and the logo and endzone font as well.

1997 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1997 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 65th in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their previous output of 10–6, going only 6–9–1 and failing to reach the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

This was the season where the team was sponsored by the “Starters” brand.

Lowlights of the 1997 campaign include a disheartening one-point loss at Dallas in Week 3, where starter Ty Detmer led the Birds on a potential game-winning drive late in regulation, only to see holder Tommy Hutton botch the hold on what would have been the deciding field goal from ex-Cowboys kicker Chris Boniol. In Week 7, the Eagles lost their first-ever game against the three-season-old Jacksonville Jaguars, and on November 10, in a Monday Night Football 24–12 home loss against San Francisco, a fan was spotted firing a flare gun in the upper deck. Six days later, at Memorial Stadium, the Eagles and Ravens engaged in a 10–10 tie, Philadelphia’s first deadlock since 1986 against the Cardinals.

One bright spot during the year came on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when rookie Bobby Hoying stepped in under center and threw for a career-high 313 yards and four touchdowns in a 44–42 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 1997 campaign was notable in that it ended a 13-year radio partnership between broadcasters Merrill Reese and former Eagle Stan Walters on 94 WIP. Mike Quick became the color commentator the following season.

1998 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1998 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 66th season in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their previous output of 6–9–1, winning only three games. Head coach Ray Rhodes was fired at end of season, finishing his four-year tenure with a record of 29–34–1.

The Eagles’ 161 points-scored (10.06 per game) is tied for the third-lowest total in a 16-game schedule. Philadelphia’s three quarterbacks—Bobby Hoying, Koy Detmer, and Rodney Peete—each won one game, and threw for only seven total touchdowns combined.

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Ohio State Buckeyes football statistical leaders

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Although Ohio State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1944. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

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The NCAA only began counting bowl games toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Buckeyes have played in 13 bowl games since then, giving many recent players an additional game to accumulate statistics. However, Ohio State's official record books included bowl games in single-season and career statistics long before the NCAA made it official policy.

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