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Bobby Hoying
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Personal information
Date of birth: September 20, 1972 (1972-09-20) (age 37)
Place of birth: St. Henry, Ohio
High School: St. Henry High School
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
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
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2001
Pass attempts     456
Pass completions     244
Percentage     53.5
TD-INT     11-15
Passing yards     2,544
QB Rating     64.3
Stats at

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


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. His brother, Tom Hoying, was also an outstanding high school athlete at St. Henry.

College career

Hoying played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In 1993, as a sophomore, he was named the Ohio State 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. In 1995, he ranked tenth in the vote for the Heisman Trophy. His team mate, Eddie George, won that year.

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.

Hoying was also a Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at The Ohio State University.


Career passing statistics

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

Professional career

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 one touchdown pass and he threw nine interceptions. That 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 ones of his career. Hoying retired after the 2001 season following a severe elbow injury. He holds the NFL record for most completions without a touchdown thrown.

Since leaving the NFL, Hoying has become a principal at Crawford Hoying Smith, a real estate agency in Columbus, Ohio.[1] Also working at Hoying's company is Craig Krenzel, Hoying's successor as both Ohio State starting quarterback (2002-2003) and Draddy Trophy winner (2003).

Preceded by
Kirk Herbstreit
Ohio State Buckeyes
Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Stanley Jackson
Preceded by
Robert B. Zatechka
Draddy Trophy winners
Succeeded by
Danny Wuerffel
Preceded by
Ty Detmer
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Quarterbacks

(interrupted by Rodney Peete)

Succeeded by
Koy Detmer


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

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