Brian Hoyer (born October 13, 1985 in North Olmsted, Ohio) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Michigan State.
Hoyer attended Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio which, incidentally, is the same high school that Brian Dowling, another Patriots quarterback, attended. In addition to playing football, Hoyer was a baseball pitcher, infielder and outfielder. compiled an 8-1 record with a 1.99 ERA as a sophomore. He was the winning pitcher in the 2002 Ohio Division I state championship game.
Hoyer compiled a 16-7 record (.696) as a two-year starter for Coach Chuck Kyle. In 2002, he completed 131 of 263 passes (.498) for 2,130 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In 2003, he completed 158-of-281 passes (.562) for 2,570 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 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. Hoyer was an Associated Press Division I honorable mention all-state selection as a senior. Hoyer participated in the 2004 Ohio All-Star Classic and the July 24 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game.