Jeff Hostetler


Ht: 6'-3" Wt: 215 lbs.

Born: April 22, 1961

NFL: 13

With New York Giants, 1984-92.

Signed by Raiders as unrestricted free agent in March, 1993.


PRO: Aggressive, accurate veteran signal caller with Super Bowl experience...Started 11 league games for Raiders before being slowed by injury in 1995...Finished ‘95 season as Raiders leading passer with 1,998 yards on 172 completions...Had an 82.2 quarterback rating with 60.1 completion percentage and 12 touchdowns...Longest touchdown completion was 80 yards to Tim Brown on October 8, versus Seattle...Ranked third in rushing for the Silver and Black with 119 yards on 31 attempts...Posted a season high four touchdown passes on October 1, against the New York Jets...Completed 20 of 33 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns, which included an 80 yard touchdown strike at home against Seattle...Completed a season high 22 of 29 passes in victory over the Redskins...Completion percentage of 57.8 over Raiders career is second-best in team history...In 42 games as a Raider, has thrown for 8,574 yards to rank seventh on team career passing yardage, hitting on 671 of 1,159 passes with 46 touchdowns...Started all 16 league games at quarterback for Raiders in 1994 and passed for 3,334 yards, second-highest single season total in Raider history...Completed 263 of 454 passes with 20 touchdowns in ‘94, all career highs...Led AFC and placed third in entire NFL with 7.34-yard average per pass...Second on Raiders in rushing in ‘94 with 159 yards on 46 carries and two touchdowns...Passed for 338 yards, four touchdowns, completing 21 of 33 passes at Denver...Had 310 yards, three touchdowns on 22 of 28 passing during against New Orleans...Also passed for 319 yards on 22 of 29 completions, two touchdowns, including 76-yarder to Alexander Wright at San Diego...Tossed season-long 77-yard touchdown pass to Tim Brown at Seattle...With 3,242 yards passing in 1993, became only third quarterback in Raider history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in single season ...Set Raider single season record for rushing touchdowns by quarterback with five, including one in each of four straight games (against Cincinnati, Buffalo, Seattle and Tampa Bay) in ‘93....AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing Raider record 15 passes in a row against Minnesota on 23 of 27 passes...Longest pass of 1993 was 74-yard touchdown to James Jett at Denver. Also threw 71-yard touchdown to Tim Brown versus San Diego and 65-yard score to Brown at home versus Denver....Set Raider single game record with career-high 424 passing yards against San Diego....Threw for 310 yards, three touchdowns, completing 25 of 41 passes including game-tying four-yard pass to Alexander Wright in closing seconds of league season finale versus Denver to tie score in contest which Raiders won in overtime and advanced to host playoff contest against Broncos. Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts....Has played in 106 league contests in 10 NFL seasons....Total for 1993 already ranks ninth on team’s all-time list in career passing yardage.…Signed by Raiders as unrestricted free agent during 1993 offseason after playing nine seasons for New York Giants...Of New York's 14 victories from 1990-92, 12 came with Hostetler as starting quarterback…Played in 13 league games with nine starts for Giants in 1992…New York's leading passer in '92 completing 103 of 192 passes for 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns for 53.6 completion average…Threw only three interceptions, which equalled Giants record for all-time low in that category and that 1.6 interception percentage was best in entire National Football League among passers with over 175 attempts…Giants' third leading rusher in '92 with 172 yards on 34 carries for 5.1 average, three touchdowns… Started 12 games for Giants in ‘91 and set club record for single season completion percentage at 62.8 on 179 of 285 for 2,032 yards and five touchdowns…Also set Giants single-game completion percentage record of 82.3 with 28 for 34, 368-yard performance against Dallas Cowboys…Interception percentage of 1.4 was lowest in NFL for 1991…Added 273 yards rushing in 1991, including 47-yard touchdown rush against Phoenix…In 1990, active for all 16 league games for New York Giants as backup quarterback and holder on place kicks…Replaced injured starter in Week 14 and directed club to pair of wins late in season to clinch NFC East title…Then led Giants to three straight playoff wins culminating with 20 for 32, 222-yard, one touchdown performance in Super Bowl XXV victory over Buffalo Bills…Saw action in all 16 games in 1989 as reserve and holder on place kicks with one start against Phoenix…Completed 20 of 39 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns…Saw action in all 16 games in 1988 with one start late in season against New Orleans Saints…Completed 16 of 29 passes for 244 yards and one touchdown, an 85-yarder for New York's longest pass completion of '88…Caught first and only NFL pass after lining up as wide receiver versus Los Angeles Rams…Active for two games in 1987 for Giants, spending balance of season on reserve list…In 1986, played in one game against Philadelphia Eagles on special teams, recorded blocked punt…Did not see any league game action in first two pro seasons with Giants…Originally New York Giants' third round draft choice in 1984 college player draft (59th player taken).

COLLEGE: All-American quarterback as junior and senior after leading West Virginia to consecutive 9-3 seasons, compiling 4,055 passing yards on 290 completions and 24 touchdowns…Began college career at Penn State…Academic All-American as senior…ABC Player of Week as junior after completing 17 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns during win over Oklahoma…Played in Hula and Japan Bowls…One of 11 scholar-athletes honored by National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and Nominated for Rhodes Scholarship…Finance major.

PERSONAL: Born in Hollspolle, Pennsylvania…Four-sport star at Conemaugh High in Davidsville, Pennsylvania…Scholastic All-America linebacker, 1,000-yard rusher as running back…All-League forward in basketball, sprinter in track and All-State infielder in baseball…Valedictorian as senior…Married, three sons.

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