Brian Hoyer   #2 QB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 215   Age: 32

Born: 10/13/1985 Lakewood , OH

College: Michigan State

Experience: 10th season

High School: St. Ignatius HS [Cleveland, OH]









Combine 2009


  • 3 Cone Drill7.1 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash5.05 Secs
  • Vertical Jump32.0 inches
  • Broad Jump109.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.42 secs


Positives: At least adequate height and bulk for the position. Efficient game-manager. Reads defenses well and checks down quickly. Efficient setup and delivery. Good footwork. Over the top release. Throws the ball with enough zip to make every NFL throw. Good overall accuracy, especially in the short to intermediate areas. Can step up in the pocket to avoid the pass rush. Keeps his eyes downfield. Delivers a catchable ball that allows his receivers to make yardage after the catch. Stood out at the East-West Shrine Game practices as the group's best and most consistent passer. Negatives: Wildly inconsistent. Doesn't sense the pocket collapsing and will take the big hit. Has struggled with locking onto his primary receiver at times. Blessed with an NFL-caliber receiver and tight end in 2007 and struggled in 2008 without them. Has enough tools to consider late, but isn't special in terms of arm strength, size or accuracy. Struggled a bit in both of his bowl game starts, finishing with two touchdowns to five interceptions in a pair of losses.