31 Facts About Jeff Hostetler


Jeff Hostetler sat out the 1981 season, due to NCAA transfer rules.


The Terps lost the game on a two-point conversion, while Jeff Hostetler threw for 285 yards and a touchdown.


Jeff Hostetler totaled 1,916 yards with ten touchdown passes that season.


Jeff Hostetler led the game-winning drive that he capped out with a bootleg touchdown run for victory.


Jeff Hostetler finished his college career in the 1984 Hula Bowl and in the Japan Bowl.


Jeff Hostetler threw for 2,345 yards and 16 touchdowns his senior season.


In 1998, Jeff Hostetler was inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.


Jeff Hostetler was a fan favorite in Morgantown and inspired a record, "Ole Hoss ".


Jeff Hostetler was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft.


Jeff Hostetler's first start came late in the 1988 season, where he helped lead the Giants to victory in a road game against the New Orleans Saints.


In 2007, in the episode of America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions that profiled the 1990 Giants team, Jeff Hostetler noted that he was frustrated with his lack of playing time and volunteered to play other positions, including wide receiver and blocker on the punt return team.


Jeff Hostetler finally seemed to reach his breaking point in December 1990.


Jeff Hostetler had seen meaningful action in only one game that season, replacing Simms in the Giants' first game against the Phoenix Cardinals.


The Giants lost the game; Jeff Hostetler, speaking again to NFL Network, did not believe that Simms was hurt badly and figured that he was only a placeholder until Simms returned.


Jeff Hostetler completed 20 of 32 passes for 222 yards with one touchdown.


Jeff Hostetler then led the Giants to victory in the season opener against the 49ers at home, snapping their NFL-record 18 game road winning streak.


Jeff Hostetler was given the helm but he had injury issues, including suffering a concussion.


Jeff Hostetler missed three games after resuming his starting position but finished with five victories in his nine starts, including three wins against winning teams.


Simms would be named the starter and Jeff Hostetler's contract was not renewed for 1993.


Once again the Raiders missed the playoffs and at the end of the season, Jeff Hostetler was again out of work as the Raiders did not offer him a contract.


The 36-year old Jeff Hostetler signed a contract with the Washington Redskins for 1997, with the team signing him as a backup for their fourth-year starter Gus Frerotte.


Late in the 1997 season, Jeff Hostetler returned to the starting lineup after an odd series of events.


Jeff Hostetler's loss came at the hands of his former team, as the Giants defeated the Redskins in the penultimate game of the season to win the NFC East championship.


Jeff Hostetler retired after the 1998 season, which he spent on injured reserve.


Jeff Hostetler nearly came out of retirement in 1999 after a tryout with the St Louis Rams where he would have backed up newly-signed quarterback Trent Green, who supplanted both Hostetler and Frerotte as the starter in Washington in 1998.


However, the Rams instead drafted Ohio State quarterback Joe Germaine in the 1999 NFL Draft to serve as their third-stringer and elevating holdover Kurt Warner to second string; Warner would have been third string behind Jeff Hostetler had the latter signed with the Rams.


Jeff Hostetler finished with 1,357 of 2,338 completions for 16,430 yards and 94 touchdowns, with 71 interceptions.


Jeff Hostetler is a descendant of the Amish-Mennonite immigrant, Jacob Hochstetler, member of the Northkill Amish Settlement, the first identifiable Amish settlement in the United States.


Jeff Hostetler graduated with a 3.85 GPA and a degree in Finance from West Virginia University.


Jeff Hostetler's nephew is Ryan Nehlen, who played wide receiver for the West Virginia Mountaineers.


Jeff Hostetler is the uncle of former Buffalo Bills tight-end Jonathan Stupar and former New York Giants linebacker Nate Stupar.