Brian Hoyer

Brian Axel Hoyer[2] (born October 13, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and returned in 2017. He played college football at Michigan State. A journeyman quarterback, Hoyer has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers. He won Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots as the backup to Tom Brady.

Brian Hoyer
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Hoyer with the New England Patriots in 2009
No. 2 – New England Patriots
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:October 13, 1985 (age 33)
Lakewood, Ohio[1]
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
College:Michigan State
Undrafted:2009
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Pass attempts:1,412
Pass completions:838
Percentage:59.3
TDINT:48–30
Passing yards:9,902
Passer rating:83.2
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Hoyer attended Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he played both football and baseball for the Wildcats.[3] On the varsity baseball team, Hoyer played pitcher, infielder, and outfielder. In 2002, as a sophomore, he compiled an 8–1 record with a 1.99 ERA. He was the winning pitcher in the 2002 Ohio Division I State Championship game allowing 2 earned runs in 6 innings pitched.[4]

In football, Hoyer compiled a 16–7 record (.696) as a two-year starter for head coach Chuck Kyle. In 2002, he completed 131-of-263 passes (49.8%) for 2,130 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. In 2003, he completed 258-of-412 passes for 5,570 yards, 45 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions while leading his team to a 9–3 record. He was named USA Today Prep Player of the Week for his performance against Shaker Heights High School. He was an Associated Press Division I all-state selection as a senior. He participated in the 2004 Ohio All-Star Classic and the July 24 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game.[4]

College career

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Hoyer (#7) during his tenure at Michigan State

Hoyer was redshirted by Michigan State University in 2004, where he earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors twice. In 2005, he saw action in five games in which he completed 15-of-23 passes (.652) for 167 yards and two touchdowns.[5] In a game against Illinois, he combined with Drew Stanton to throw seven touchdown passes, which tied the Big Ten single-game record.[6] In 2006, he played in eight games and completed 82-of-144 passes for 863 yards, had four touchdowns and three interceptions.[7] In 2007, Hoyer was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. He completed 223-of-376 throws (.593) for 2,725 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 13 games. He had six 200-yard passing games.[8] In 2008, his senior year, he was listed among 26 preseason candidates for the 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top senior quarterback. That year, he played in 13 games and completed 180-of-353 passes (.510) for 2,404 yards and nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.[9][4][10]

Statistics

Year Team G Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2005 MSU 5 15 23 65.2 167 7.3 2 0 154.9 2 6 3.0 0
2006 MSU 8 82 144 56.9 863 6.0 4 3 112.3 13 −36 −2.8 0
2007 MSU 13 223 376 59.3 2,725 7.2 20 11 131.9 47 −105 −2.2 1
2008 MSU 13 180 353 51.0 2,404 6.8 9 9 111.5 44 −70 −1.6 1
Total 39 500 896 55.8 6,159 6.9 35 23 121.3 106 -205 -1.9 2

Source: sports-reference.com

Professional career

Hoyer was rated as the ninth best quarterback in the 2009 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[11]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
215 lb
(98 kg)
5.05 s 1.73 s 2.90 s 4.42 s 7.10 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 1 in
(2.77 m)
All values from NFL Combine[11]

New England Patriots

2009 season: Rookie year

Brian Hoyer
Hoyer in 2009

Despite being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Hoyer was not selected in the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed immediately after the Draft with the New England Patriots.

Hoyer debuted in the Patriots' preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, completing 11-of-19 passes for 112 yards.[12] In the preseason finale against the New York Giants, he played at quarterback the entire game, leading the team on a comeback after trailing 21–0 in the first quarter to a 38–27 win, completing 18-of-25 passes for 242 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions.[13]

Hoyer finished the preseason 29–of–44 for 354 yards, including one touchdown, with a 98.1 passer rating. Of the four quarterbacks behind Tom Brady during training camp, the Patriots released Matt Gutierrez, Kevin O'Connell, and Andrew Walter, leaving him as Brady's only backup when the Patriots made their final roster cuts on September 5.

Hoyer made his NFL debut on October 18, in the second half of a game against the Tennessee Titans. On his first drive, he was 5-for-5 for 35 yards, concluding it with a 1-yard rushing touchdown, which set a franchise record for points scored in the Patriots' 59–0 win.[14] In the regular season finale, against the Houston Texans, he appeared in the game and finished 8-of-12 for 71 passing yards.[15]

2010 season

Hoyer entered the 2010 preseason as Brady's only backup. During the preseason, Hoyer completed 32-of-57 passes for 471 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception and four sacks. He saw his first action of the regular season late in a 34–14 loss to the Cleveland Browns, throwing his first NFL interception.[16] In Week 17, against the Miami Dolphins, he threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Tate for his first NFL touchdown pass.[17]

2011 season

Although the Patriots drafted quarterback Ryan Mallett in the draft over the summer, Hoyer retained his role as Brady's primary backup. In the preseason, he threw for 296 yards on 25-of-42 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Hoyer saw only limited action during the 2011 season; his only pass attempt was the Patriots' final attempt of the 2011 regular season. The pass, which head coach Bill Belichick asked offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to call, was a 22-yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski to give Gronkowski the NFL record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end.[18][19] In the playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game to reach Super Bowl XLVI.[20][21] The Patriots went on to lose 21-17 to the New York Giants.[22]

On August 31, 2012, during final cuts, Hoyer was released by the Patriots.[23] He practiced with Saint Ignatius players while hoping for another team to sign him.[24]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On November 20, 2012, Hoyer signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after injuries to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and backup Byron Leftwich within a week of each other.[25] Hoyer served as the backup to Charlie Batch in Weeks 12 and 13 against the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens respectively. He was released by the team on December 8, 2012.[26]

Arizona Cardinals

Hoyer was claimed on waivers by the Arizona Cardinals on December 10. He replaced Ryan Lindley in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears, and completed 11-of-19 passes for 105 yards and an interception.[27] On December 26, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that Hoyer would start the season finale against the San Francisco 49ers, making him the fourth starting quarterback for the Cardinals that season.[28] He finished the 27–13 loss 19-of-34 for 225 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception.[29] On May 12, 2013, Hoyer was released by the Cardinals.[30]

Cleveland Browns

2013 season

On May 16, Hoyer was signed by the Cleveland Browns to a two-year deal.[31] On September 18, in relief of then-starter Brandon Weeden, who was out with a thumb injury, the Browns skipped over second string Jason Campbell and named him the starting quarterback for the Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He threw for 321 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in the team's first win of the season.[32] It was announced later in the week that Hoyer would be the Browns' starting quarterback for Week 4 against division rival Cincinnati Bengals, as Weeden remained out with a thumb injury. Hoyer led the Browns to another win, completing 25-of-38 passes for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with throwing no interceptions in a 17–6 victory.[33] The next day on September 30, Hoyer was named the starter for a third straight game, Thursday Night Football vs the Buffalo Bills. Despite being named starter for three straight games, Hoyer was not declared the official starter for the remainder of the 2013 season by Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski, who referred to the situation as "a week-to-week thing." He later added that, if Hoyer continued to exceed expectations, he would maintain his starting position. However, Hoyer sustained an ACL tear in the Thursday Night game versus the Buffalo Bills, ending his promising season.[34]

2014 season

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Hoyer at Browns training camp in 2014

With the Browns' releases of Weeden and Campbell to free agency, Hoyer stated that he was confident that he would be the starting quarterback for the Browns, no matter who they would draft in 2014.[35] The Browns drafted Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick, who was known as one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hoyer did not take this as too much of a shock, stating "I don't want people to think I'm sitting at home pouting." Head Coach Mike Pettine stated that Manziel would not simply be handed the job, leaving the starter position open to competition.[36]

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Hoyer at Browns training camp in 2014

On August 20, 2014, Hoyer was tabbed the starting quarterback for the Browns to begin the 2014 season.[37] Through the first six weeks the Browns were 3–2, with the two heartbreaking losses coming on last-second scores, and Hoyer possessing a 7–1 TD:INT ratio. During Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, Hoyer threw for 292 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception. Despite trailing 28–3, Hoyer led the Browns to 26 unanswered points, securing the win with a final score of 29–28.[38] It was the largest comeback victory in franchise history, and the largest for a road team in NFL history.[39] Hoyer led the Browns to a 6–3 start, the franchise's best nine-game start since the team started 7–2 in the 1994 season. However, Hoyer struggled in the following four games, throwing only one touchdown while being intercepted eight times. As a result, the Browns lost 3 of those 4 games to fall to 7–6 on the season, jeopardizing their playoff hopes. In a Week 14 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Hoyer was 14/31 for 140 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.[40] He was repeatedly booed by fans throughout the game, and was heavily criticized for his performance following the loss. Through 13 games on the season, Hoyer had 11 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. Hoyer's struggles in this 1–3 stretch led many fans, pundits, and analysts to call for the quarterback to be benched in favor of rookie Johnny Manziel. On December 9, 2014, the Browns announced that Johnny Manziel would start in Week 15 against the Bengals in place of Hoyer.[41] However, Manziel was injured in the 2nd quarter of the Browns' matchup against the Carolina Panthers and was relieved by Hoyer. Hoyer threw a touchdown and an interception while going 7/13 with 153 passing yards. In the fourth quarter, he threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Cameron to put the Browns up 13–10. However, the Panthers regained the lead on the next drive and went on to win the game 17–13.[42] After the season, Hoyer's contract expired and he became a free agent.

Houston Texans

On March 11, 2015, Hoyer signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Houston Texans.[43][44] On August 24, he was named the starter for the regular season over former Patriots teammate Ryan Mallett. In the first game of the 2015 season, with Houston trailing to the Kansas City Chiefs 27–9, Hoyer was benched in the fourth quarter in favor of Mallett.[45] On September 17, head coach Bill O'Brien announced that Hoyer would be benched in favor of Mallett for the second game of the season against the Carolina Panthers. In Week 5, during a matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, Mallett was injured and was replaced by Hoyer for the remainder of the game. Hoyer threw for two touchdowns but also threw a costly interception to give the Colts a 27–20 victory.[46] Hoyer was then announced as the starter for the next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars by head coach Bill O'Brien. Hoyer led the Texans to a 31–20 victory over the Jaguars and was announced by O'Brien as the starter going forward.[47] On January 3, 2016, Hoyer led the Texans to their first playoff berth and AFC South title since 2012 with a 30–6 victory over the Jaguars.

The Texans played in the first AFC Wild Card game against the Kansas City Chiefs, where Hoyer struggled, throwing for 136 passing yards and four interceptions.[48] The Texans were shut out by the Chiefs 30–0.[49]

Hoyer was released by the Texans on April 17, 2016.[50]

Chicago Bears

On April 30, 2016, Hoyer agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Chicago Bears.[51] After an injury to starting quarterback Jay Cutler in Week 2, he started the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys and threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns in a 31–17 loss.[52] The following week, he threw two touchdowns for 302 yards in a 17–14 victory over the Detroit Lions.[53] A week later in a 29–23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, he threw for a career-high 397 yards, the most by a Bears quarterback since Jim Miller threw for 422 yards in 1999 and the fifth-most in Bears history. Hoyer also joined Josh McCown as the only Bears quarterbacks to throw for at least 300 yards in three straight games[54] and later became the first to do so in four consecutive games after throwing for 302 yards in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.[55] Hoyer broke his left arm during the second quarter of a game against the Green Bay Packers on October 20, 2016.[56] He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2016 after having surgery on his left arm, and was reported to be out at least eight weeks.[57]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 9, 2017, Hoyer signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[58] Hoyer started the first six games of the season for the 49ers. Through the first five games, Hoyer had completed 59 percent of his passes for 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions as the 49ers lost all 5 games.[59] During Hoyer's sixth start in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, he was benched in favor of rookie C. J. Beathard during the second quarter after completing 4 of 11 passes for 34 yards. After the game, Beathard was named the 49ers starter.[60] On October 30, 2017, Hoyer was released by the 49ers following the acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade with the Patriots.[61] It was also reported that Hoyer was originally part of the trade, but the Patriots did not want him included due to compensatory draft pick reasons.[62][63]

New England Patriots (second stint)

2017 season

On November 1, 2017, Hoyer signed a three-year contract to return to the Patriots to be the backup to Tom Brady, with whom he started his career.[64] On November 12, 2017, Hoyer was brought in to end the game after the Patriots led the Denver Broncos by more than 20 points. He completed 3 of 3 passes for 37 yards as the Patriots won 41–16.[65] In the regular season finale on December 31, 2017, Hoyer was brought in to end the game after the Patriots led the New York Jets by 20 points. He completed 1 of 3 passes for 5 yards as the Patriots won 26–6.[66] On January 13, 2018, he appeared late in the Patriots' 35–14 victory over the Tennessee Titans to kneel down in the victory formation. It was his second appearance in a playoff game.[67]

2018 season

In the 2018 season, Hoyer played in five games in relief of Brady.[68] He was active for the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams, but was the only active Patriot not to play a down.[69][70] Due to his experience of playing under the offense system run by Rams head coach Sean McVay, Hoyer played a key role in preparing the Patriots' defense which held the Rams offense to only one field goal.[71][72]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sack YdsL Fum FumL
2009 NE 5 0 19 27 70.4 142 5.3 0 0 82.6 10 25 2.5 1 2 18 0 0
2010 NE 5 0 7 15 46.7 122 8.1 1 1 69.3 10 −8 −0.8 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NE 3 0 1 1 100.0 22 22.0 0 0 118.8 4 −3 −0.8 0 0 0 0 0
2012 PIT 0 0 DNP
ARI 2 1 30 53 56.6 330 6.2 1 2 65.8 0 0 0.0 0 4 30 1 0
2013 CLE 3 3 57 96 59.4 615 6.4 5 3 82.6 6 16 2.7 0 6 48 0 0
2014 CLE 14 13 242 438 55.3 3,326 7.6 12 13 76.5 24 39 1.6 0 18 121 4 1
2015 HOU 11 9 224 369 60.7 2,606 7.1 19 7 91.4 15 44 2.9 0 25 185 6 2
2016 CHI 6 5 134 200 67.0 1,445 7.2 6 0 98.0 7 -2 -0.3 0 4 18 3 1
2017 SF 6 6 119 205 58.0 1,245 6.1 4 4 74.1 5 7 1.4 1 16 112 3 1
NE 5 0 4 6 66.7 42 12.3 0 0 86.8 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0
Total 60 37 837 1,410 59.4 9,895 7.0 48 30 83.4 86 121 1.4 2 81 571 17 5

Source: NFL.com

Postseason

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sack YdsL Fum FumL
2015 HOU 1 1 15 34 44.1 136 4.0 0 4 15.9 1 -1 -1.0 0 3 24 2 1
2017 NE 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - 3 -1 -0.3 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 15 34 44.1 136 4.0 0 4 15.9 4 -2 -0.5 0 3 24 2 1

Personal life

Hoyer is married to his high school sweetheart Lauren Scrivens. The couple have one son, Garrett, and one daughter, Cameron.[24]

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2016 Chicago Bears season

The 2016 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 97th season in the National Football League and the second under head coach John Fox.

The Bears looked to improve upon their 6–10 record from 2015; however, they suffered a second consecutive 0–3 start and were plagued by injuries with an NFL-high 19 players on the injured reserve list by the end of the season. Multiple injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler resulted in backups Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley playing much of the season. They finished with a 3–13 record, the worst record for the team since the NFL's move to 16-game seasons in 1978. The Bears also went 0–8 on the road for the first time in franchise history. After the season, Cutler was released, and initially announced his retirement from the NFL, but he later signed with the Miami Dolphins.

Brandon Weeden

Brandon Kyle Weeden (born October 14, 1983) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys and was drafted as the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He has also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, and Houston Texans.

Gary Keithley

Gary Keithley (born January 11, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. Playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, he had a 0.0 passer rating in each of his first two career starts, the only quarterback in NFL history to do this in back-to-back games. He was the backup quarterback of the BC Lions in 1977 and 1978.

Jason Campbell

Jason S. Campbell (born December 31, 1981) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn. Campbell also played for the Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Lamar McHan

Clarence Lamar McHan (December 16, 1932 – November 23, 1998) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally for ten seasons as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, and San Francisco 49ers.

List of Cleveland Browns starting quarterbacks

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division.

Since joining the NFL in 1950, the Browns have had 57 different quarterbacks start in at least one game for the team. Pro Football Hall of Fame member Otto Graham, the team's first quarterback, led the Browns to three NFL championships in their first six seasons in the league. Since resuming operations in 1999 after a three-year vacancy, the franchise has been notable for its futility at the quarterback position. From 1999 through week 4 of the 2018 season, the team had 30 different players start at quarterback. Tim Couch, the Browns' first overall draft pick in 1999, is the only quarterback in that stretch to start all 16 games in a season for the team, having done so in 2001. The Browns have started more than one quarterback in 17 consecutive seasons.

List of Houston Texans starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Texans.

List of San Francisco 49ers starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the 49ers.

Michigan State Spartans football statistical leaders

The Michigan State Spartans football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Michigan State Spartans football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, total offense, receiving, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, Single season and career leaders. The Spartans represent Michigan State University in the NCAA's Big 10 Conference.

Although Michigan State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1896, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1945. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1945, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Spartans have played in 10 bowl games since then.

Similarly, the Spartans have played in the Big Ten Championship Game three times since it began in 2011, so players in those seasons had 14 games to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Mike Phipps

Michael Elston Phipps (born January 19, 1947) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Phipps played college football for Purdue University, and was recognized as an All-American. He was the third overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears of the NFL.

Scott Bull

John Scott Bull (born June 8, 1953) is a former professional football player, spending three seasons as a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at the University of Arkansas.

In his NFL career, Bull completed 76 of 193 passes for 3 touchdowns. A strong running quarterback, he rushed for 186 yards in 46 attempts and three touchdowns in his three-year professional career. Bull saw his most extensive action in 1978. He spent 1979 on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in the final game of the 1978 season.

Steve Romanik

Steve Romanik (May 27, 1924 – September 16, 2009) was an American football player. Romanik grew up in Millville, New Jersey of a Ukrainian-American family, and played high school football at Millville Senior High School, later serving on the Millville City Commission. He played collegiate football for the Villanova Wildcats, and played quarterback in the NFL from 1950–1954 for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals.

Steve Stenstrom

Steve Stenstrom (born December 23, 1971) is a former professional American football quarterback.

Terry Luck

Terry Lee Luck (born December 14, 1952) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football for the Nebraska Huskers.

Tom Owen (American football)

Willis Thomas Owen (born September 1, 1952) is a former American football quarterback who played in ten National Football League (NFL) seasons from 1974–1982 for the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants. He played college football at Wichita State University and was drafted in the thirteenth round of the 1974 NFL Draft.

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