Brian Hoyer is a true journeyman in the National Football League. There's really no better way to put it. Whether he's a starting quarterback or a backup quarterback, one team is almost always willing to give him a chance each and every year, especially in the case of an emergency during the regular season.
Since going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Hoyer has bounced around the league. He's been on the New England Patriots roster three times, while also making stops to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Indianapolis Colts.
Needless to say, Hoyer's NFL career has been a whirlwind, and nobody understands that more than his wife Lauren Hoyer and their two kids.
Who is Brian Hoyer's Wife?
— Newton-Wellesley Hospital (@newtonwellesley) May 7, 2020
Brian Axel Hoyer -- known to many now as Hoyer the Destroyer -- was born in Lakewood, Ohio and went to Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He was a star athlete as a two-year starter on the gridiron and as a baseball player. He also fell madly in love with Lauren Scrivens.
St. Ignatius was an all-boys school, but nearby at Magnificat High School proved to be the love of his life. Hoyer was the fourth wheel on an awkward date to an Indians game and freshman mixer. That's where he met Lauren and the rest is history.
When Brian was playing college football at Michigan State University, Lauren would drive up for games. Everything has seemingly been on the move ever since.
The high school sweethearts tied the knot on July 2, 2010 at The Glidden House near Cleveland.
Brian Hoyer's Kids
Super Bowl Champs!!! pic.twitter.com/8OAc0pWUSZ
— Brian Hoyer (@bhoyer7) February 4, 2019
Brian and Lauren Hoyer have two kids: a son named Garrett and a daughter named Cameron.
Much like their dad, who has a net worth of approximately $17 million, the kids have moved a lot, too.
"My son was born in Rhode Island. He moved to Cleveland," Hoyer said. "His first Thanksgiving was a hotel in Pittsburgh. And his Christmas was at one of my teammates' who I played with in New England, at his house in Arizona."
Leading up to the 2020 season, Hoyer threw 52 touchdowns and 34 interceptions in 38 career starts. The NFL player also won a Super Bowl LIII ring as the backup to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Now, Hoyer looks to help head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots find the end zone more after Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19. He won the starting job over Jarrett Stidham.
There has been nothing conventional about Hoyer's professional career, but it's part of his identity, and loves that Lauren has been right there the whole time.
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