Axel Hoyer dropped a note to the corner today saying that his son, former Saint Ignatius and Michigan State standout quarterback Brian Hoyer '04, has signed another contract with the New England Patriots.
Brian's new contract makes the Saint Ignatius flavor in New England official, as Brian will be teaming with his former Wildcats teammate Anthony Gonzalez '03.
Formerly with the Indianapolis Colts, where he was a first-round pick in 2007, Anthony recently signed with the Patriots as a free agent.
In a conversation with John J. Wirtz Award winner Ryan Ivancic '11 the other day, the corner was fondly recalling how many people forget that Anthony was so outstanding on both sides of the ball in high school that we selected him at The Plain Dealer as the seven-county Defensive Player of the Year. We referred to him as Tony Gonzalez in those days.
All of the best to both young men (they'll always be young to me) and I still say that Brian, who was also a baseball standout at Saint Ignatius, could have played in the major leagues.