Bobby Hoying was a three-year starter for OSU, leading the Buckeyes to a combined record of 30-7-1. As a senior, Hoying earned first team All-Big Ten honors, was named team captain and rewrote the OSU records book by throwing for 3,269 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also set school records for completion percentage (.580) and passing efficiency (163.4) that year. Additionally, his 57 career TD passes is a school record, as are the 16 games in which he passed for 200 or more yards. Hoying led the Big Ten in total offense as a senior and wound up second nationally in passing efficiency. His 7,232 passing yards (most of which came his last two years) rank second in OSU annals. Hoying also was an exceptional student. In 1995, he won the National Football Foundations’s Vincent dePaul Draddy Award, which goes annually to the top senior student-athlete in college football.
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