Canton is less than an hour from Cleveland down Interstate 77. Brian Hoyer fully knows the distance between the two cities.
As a kid, Hoyer and his family would drive to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the NFL's crowned jewel. He would oh and awe at all the memorabilia, the bronze statues and the aura inside the building.
Now, thanks to the Browns' 25-point comeback victory on the road against the Tennessee Titans, Hoyer and his teammate Travis Benjamin will be a part of the NFL's celebrated history. Their 6-yard touchdown connection with 1 minute, 15 seconds left at LP Field left Titans fans speechless, while thousands of Dawg Pound members who invaded Nashville hugged and high-fived.
The touchdown won't be forgotten anytime soon.
Representatives from the Hall of Fame made the short trek to Berea on Wednesday, collecting Hoyer and Benjamin's jerseys' to be displayed at the Hall of Fame's "Today Gallery" which showcases recent NFL historical moments.
"It's pretty cool, especially a kid growing up here going to Canton all the time – field trips, whatever it might be. To have something that I wore on display there is pretty cool, but with my luck that record will get broke this week (laughs)."
"It is a little unbelievable," said Benjamin in the locker room on Wednesday. "You dream of that as a little kid."