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Encyclopedia > Jeff Hostetler
Jeff Hostetler
Date of birth April 22, 1961
Place of birth Flag of United States Hollsopple, Pennsylvania
Position(s) Quarterback
College West Virginia
NFL Draft 1984 / Round 3/ Pick 59
Pro Bowls 1
Stats
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Team(s)
1985-1992
1993-1994
1995-1996
1997
New York Giants
Los Angeles Raiders
Oakland Raiders
Washington Redskins

Jeff W. Hostetler, a.k.a. "Hoss" (born April 22, 1961 in Hollsopple, Pennsylvania), is a former NFL quarterback, who played for the New York Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins. April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Benson is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1984 NFL Draft Round 1 External links 1984 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Benson is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National...

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College

Hostetler started his career at Penn State, where he started two games for the 1980 season. But Todd Blackledge beat him for the job, and Hostetler transferred to West Virginia. Hostetler sat out the 1981 season, due to NCAA transfer rules, while Mountaineers' famed quarterback Oliver Luck led the Mountaineers to an upset win against the University of Florida in the Peach Bowl. The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Todd Blackledge (b. ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ...


Hostetler's first game as a Mountaineer was a shocking 41-27 win over the #9 Oklahoma Sooners, when he threw for four touchdowns and 321 yards. Another big win that '82 season was a week later against the University of Maryland Terrapins, who were led by Boomer Esiason. The Mountaineers won 19-18 against the Top 10 ranked Terps. The Terps lost the game on a 2-point conversion, while Hostetler threw for 285 yards and a touchdown. Hostetler led the Mountaineers to the 1982 Gator Bowl, where they lost to Florida State 31-12. The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... Florida State University Seal Florida State University is a public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, known for its programs in fine arts, education, public administration & policy, information studies, international affairs, music, criminology, and nursing. ...


In 1983, Hostetler led the #7 Mountaineers over Big East rival Pitt after a 4th quarter run to beat the Panthers 24-21, the first victory over Pitt in seven years. In the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl, Hostelter pulled out a come-from-behind 20-16 victory over the University of Kentucky, throwing two touchdowns. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


Hostetler's two-year tenure at WVU led him to an 18-6 record under coach Don Nehlen. Hostetler ranks among single-season leaders at WVU in total offense, passing yards, pass completions, pass attempts, touchdown passes and passing efficiency. Hostetler also is the career leader in interception avoidance. Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ...


Hostetler finished his senior season in the 1984 Hula Bowl and in the Japan Bowl. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hula Bowl is an independently administered post-season invitational college football game held each year in Hawaii, currently at Aloha Stadium in the Hālawa district of Honolulu. ...


Hostetler was an exceptional student as well. Hostetler was named to the 1984 GTE/CoSIDA academic All-America team and that same year won the National Football Foundation postgraduate scholarship. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Football Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1947. ...


Hostetler was named to the WVU all-time roster. In 1998, Hostetler was inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ...


Professional

Hostetler was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 1984 NFL draft, where he served as backup to Phil Simms. In his first five seasons, he played sparingly, rarely making an appearance. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. ...


However, on December 15, 1990, Simms broke his foot during a game against the Buffalo Bills. The following week, Hostetler, who had thrown only 109 passes in his career for the Giants, took over as the starting quarterback. The Giants won their final two regular seasons games and swept through the playoffs, defeating the Bills in Super Bowl XXV, 20-19. During the game, he completed 20 of 32 passes for 222 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, light blue, Red, light Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels...


During the summer of 1991, new Giants head coach Ray Handley allowed Hostetler to compete with Simms for the starting job, and amid much controversy Handley named Hostetler the starter for the season-opening Monday Night rematch with the 49ers. Hostetler's Giants won that game, but finished the season 8-8, and after a disappointing 6-10 season in 1992, he left the team via free agency to join the Oakland Raiders. During his four years as a Raider, Hostetler was voted to his only Pro Bowl, in 1994. He also led them to an impressive 42-24 playoff win over the Denver Broncos in the 1993 season, throwing for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns. He finished his career with two seasons with the Redskins (1997 and 1998); during his last season he spent much of his time on injured reserve and did not see any playing time. Ray Handley is a former head coach of the New York Giants. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970...


Hostetler retired with 1,357 of 2,338 completions for 16,430 yards and 94 touchdowns, with 71 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,391 yards and 17 touchdowns.


Personal

Jeff Hostetler now lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, and owns Hostetler Bagels, which is popular with West Virginia University students. He is also forming a construction company. Hostelter is a descendant of the Amish-Mennonite immigrant Jacob Hochstetler. Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... The Amish (IPA: ), are an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States and Ontario, Canada that are known for their plain dress and limited use of modern devices such as automobiles and electricity. ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). ...


With his wife, Vicky, who is the daughter of former WVU coach Don Nehlen, he has three sons, two of which play football at University High School in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he volunteers as an assistant coach. His youngest son, Tyler Hostetler (b. April 9, 1991) suffered a broken neck in an ATV accident in 1999; Jeff's desire to spend time with his recovering son was a factor in his decision to end his career. Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ...


Jeff's other son, Justin, plays football for West Virginia. Justin walked-on to West Virginia's football team, and plays defensive back. Justin wears the number 16 (Jeff wore 15) and is 5'9" and 175 pounds.


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Jeff Hostetler (Born April 22, 1961), is a former NFL quarterback, who played for the New York Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins.
Hostetler's first game as a Mountaineer, after a transfer from Penn State University, was a shocking 41-27 win over the Oklahoma Sooners when he threw for four touchdowns.
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