The Info List - Billy Joe Hobert

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Billy Joe Hobert (born January 8, 1971) is a former professional American football
American football
quarterback; he played nine seasons in the National Football League with four teams, primarily as a reserve.[1]


1 College career 2 Professional career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

College career[edit] While at the University of Washington, Hobert led the Huskies to a national championship in 1991, during his redshirt sophomore season. He was elevated to the starting position after junior Mark Brunell suffered a serious knee injury during spring drills, causing him to miss most of the 1991 season. After the success of the 1991 season, Hobert became implicated in a major NCAA
scandal when it was revealed he had received a series of loans totaling $50,000 made by the father-in-law of a friend,[2][3] while Hobert himself had no assets and no specific payment schedule.[4][5] The story broke in early November 1992, when the top-ranked Huskies were 8–0 and on a 22-game winning streak;[2][6][7] they lost three of four games to finish 9–3.[8] This cost Hobert his college eligibility, and was an aggravating factor in the university receiving Pac-10 sanctions for lack of institutional control; it led to head coach Don James resigning in protest in August 1993 over a two-year bowl ban.[4][9][10][11][12] Although several other Huskies players were implicated in improprieties, Hobert became the most well-known face of the sanctions, leading to him receiving death threats.[4][13]

1991 Season: 173/285 for 2,271 yards with 22 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 56 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns.[14]

Professional career[edit] Hobert was the 58th pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, selected in the third round by the Los Angeles Raiders, sixty picks ahead of fellow Husky quarterback Brunell. He was the third quarterback selected in the draft, behind the top two overall picks, Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe
and Rick Mirer. Hobert was also selected in the sixteenth round (453rd overall) of the 1993 baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox, but chose to pursue a career in the NFL.[15] Hobert was a back-up quarterback for four seasons with the Raiders, then went on to play for the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
in 1997. He was initially expected to compete with Alex Van Pelt
Alex Van Pelt
and Todd Collins for the starting quarterback position made vacant by Jim Kelly's retirement; however, after a notorious incident in Buffalo where he publicly admitted that he was unprepared to play, he was promptly released in mid-October.[4][16] Hobert was acquired later that season by the New Orleans Saints, where he remained through 1999; he signed with the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
in 2000. While on the Colts roster for two years, he did not play a snap during the regular season. Personal life[edit] Hobert grew up in Orting, Washington. Hobert's first marriage ended in divorce and he then married a former college soccer player named Danielle who worked in Al Davis' Raiders office. He has five children between the two. After years of hard partying and infidelity, Hobert became a born again Christian during the Saints pre-season camp in 1998.[4] References[edit]

^ Billy Hobert Archived 2011-11-21 at the Wayback Machine.. databasefootball.com ^ a b Farrey, Tom; Nalder, Eric (November 6, 1992). "Hobert blows $50,000 loan". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Seattle Times). p. C1.  ^ "College Football: Huskies suspend Hobert after learning of loans". New York Times. November 6, 1992. Retrieved October 6, 2017.  ^ a b c d e Carpenter, Les (June 20, 2002). "Billy Joe Hobert: Villain, hero? Debate rages". Seattle Times. Retrieved October 6, 2017.  ^ Borst, Don (November 6, 1992). "Hobert takes plunge from lofty perch". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (McClatchy News Service). p. C7.  ^ "Washington is No. 1 in Stanford's book". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 1, 1992. p. 1E.  ^ "Blowout of Stanford moves Huskies to No. 1 in AP poll". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 2, 1992. p. C1.  ^ Bonk, Thomas (January 2, 1993). "Wheatley conducts 1-man Rose parade past Huskies". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1D.  ^ "It's judgment day for Washington". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. August 22, 1993. p. 8E.  ^ Cour, Jim (August 23, 1993). "Penalty hits UW; James resigns". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1A.  ^ Farrey, Tom (August 24, 1993). "Riding hot seat at UW". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Seattle Times). p. C1.  ^ Boling, Dave (August 23, 1993). "UW head coach quits over sanctions". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. A1.  ^ Noland, Eric (August 24, 1993). "Hobert bemoans sanctions". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Los Angeles Times). p. C1.  ^ "1991 Washington Football Stats".  ^ "1993 MLB Draft, 16th round".  ^ "Bills waive unprepared Hobert". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. October 16, 1997. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • Pro-Football-Reference

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Washington Huskies starting quarterbacks

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Los Angeles / Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
starting quarterbacks

Tom Flores (1960–1961, 1963–1966) Babe Parilli
Babe Parilli
(1960) Cotton Davidson
Cotton Davidson
(1962–1964, 1966) Hunter Enis (1962) Don Heinrich
Don Heinrich
(1962) Dick Wood (1965) Daryle Lamonica (1967–1973) George Blanda
George Blanda
(1968) Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler
(1971–1979) Larry Lawrence (1974–1975) Mike Rae (1976–1977) Jim Plunkett (1980–1986) Dan Pastorini
Dan Pastorini
(1980) Marc Wilson (1981, 1983–1987) Rusty Hilger (1987) Vince Evans (1987, 1993, 1995) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1988–1992) Steve Beuerlein (1988–1989) Todd Marinovich (1991–1992) Jeff Hostetler
Jeff Hostetler
(1993–1996) Billy Joe Hobert (1995–1996) Jeff George (1997–1998) Donald Hollas (1998) Wade Wilson (1998) Rich Gannon
Rich Gannon
(1999–2004) Rick Mirer (2003) Marques Tuiasosopo
Marques Tuiasosopo
(2003, 2005) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(2004–2005) Aaron Brooks (2006) Andrew Walter
Andrew Walter
(2006, 2008) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2007) Daunte Culpepper
Daunte Culpepper
(2007) JaMarcus Russell
JaMarcus Russell
(2007–2009) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2009–2010) Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
(2009) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2010–2011) Kyle Boller
Kyle Boller
(2011) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2011–2012) Terrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor
(2012–2013) Matt Flynn
Matt Flynn
(2013) Matt McGloin
Matt McGloin
(2013, 2016) Derek Carr
Derek Carr
(2014–present) EJ Manuel
EJ Manuel

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
starting quarterbacks

Gary Cuozzo (1967) Billy Kilmer (1967–1970) Karl Sweetan (1968) Ronnie Lee South (1968) Edd Hargett (1970–1971) Archie Manning
Archie Manning
(1971–1975, 1977–1981) Bobby Scott (1973–1974, 1976–1977, 1981) Larry Cipa (1974–1975) Bobby Douglass (1976–1977) Dave Wilson (1981, 1983–1986) Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler
(1982–1983) Guido Merkens (1982) Richard Todd (1984) Bobby Hebert (1985–1989, 1991–1992) John Fourcade (1987, 1989–1990) Steve Walsh (1990–1991, 1993) Wade Wilson (1993) Mike Buck (1993) Jim Everett
Jim Everett
(1994–1996) Doug Nussmeier
Doug Nussmeier
(1996–1997) Heath Shuler
Heath Shuler
(1997) Billy Joe Hobert (1997–1999) Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
(1997–1998) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(1998) Billy Joe Tolliver
Billy Joe Tolliver
(1998–1999) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(1999) Jeff Blake (2000) Aaron Brooks (2000–2005) Todd Bouman
Todd Bouman
(2005) Drew Brees
Drew Brees
(2006–present) Mark Brunell
Mark Brunell
(2009) Luke McCown
Luke McCown

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1991 Washington Huskies football—UPI & USA Today/CNN national champions

Mario Bailey Eric Bjornson Mark Bruener Mark Brunell Beno Bryant Brett Collins Ed Cunningham Steve Emtman D'Marco Farr Jaime Fields Jamal Fountaine Frank Garcia Dana Hall Billy Joe Hobert Dave Hoffmann Pete Kaligis Napoleon Kaufman Lincoln Kennedy Donald Jones Siupeli Malamala Orlando McKay Shane Pahukoa Andrew Peterson Aaron Pierce Pete Pierson Tyrone Rodgers

Head coach: Don James

Assistant coaches: Keith Gilbertson Randy Hart Jim Lambright Chris