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Brandon Hogan

Brandon Hogan
Mississippi State game
Free agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Manassas, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 98
Debuted in 2011 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011

Brandon Hogan (born April 1, 1988) is an American football player who is currently a free agent. He started at cornerback at West Virginia University.

Early life

Brandon Hogan played football at Osbourn High School, where he began to earn respect on the collegiate recruiting scene. As a junior, Hogan passed for 2,045 yards and 18 touchdown, totaling 3,183 yards and 36 touchdowns on the season. In his senior season, Hogan passed for 2,430 yards and rushed for 1,781 yards with 59 total touchdowns as he led Osbourn to an undefeated AAA Division 6 State Championship. Hogan was named All-Metro by Washington Post and all-state his senior year.

On the recruiting scene, Hogan was offered scholarships by West Virginia University, University of Kentucky, Marshall University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Hogan was projected as a cornerback, rather than a quarterback. After a February 2 visit, Hogan chose to accept the scholarship offer at West Virginia.[1]

Collegiate career

Freshman season

After enrolling at West Virginia University in 2007, Hogan was projected as a defensive back on the team's roster.[1] However, Hogan played slot receiver for his debut season. Hogan grabbed 12 receptions on the season for 67 yards, a 5.6 yard per catch average. Hogan saw action on more than 225 plays during the season, including a season-high 55 plays against ECU. In that game, Hogan recorded a season-high six receptions for 44 yards.

Sophomore season

Hogan began spring practices in April 2008 with an impressive performance in the team's first scrimmage. In the scrimmage, Hogan totaled a team-best six catches for 67 yards and a score and also rushed for a touchdown as he finished with 82 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.[2] In the Gold & Blue Spring Game on April 19, Hogan led all receivers with 6 receptions for 49 yards. However, as fall practice began Hogan made the transition from receiver to cornerback, the position he was projected to play when he arrived at West Virginia as a freshman.[3]

Hogan saw his first career start at cornerback in the 27-3 victory over Marshall, in which he recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble. In the 24-17 victory over Rutgers, Hogan had 5 tackles in his second start at corner. Then in the win over Syracuse, Hogan had 4 tackles. Hogan followed-up the Syracuse game with 3 tackles in the 34-17 win over Auburn.

In the 35-13 win over Connecticut, Hogan had 3 tackles, a fumble recovery, and two interceptions for a total of 50 return yards. The interceptions were Hogan's first of his career. In the following 26-23 loss in overtime to Cincinnati, Hogan was second on the team with 9 tackles and two pass break-ups. In the 13-7 victory in the USF season finale, Hogan led the team with 9 tackles. However, he missed the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over North Carolina due to a personal illness issue. Various players honored Hogan during the game, while the team held up Hogan's #22 jersey before the game.[4]

Hogan finished his first season at cornerback as a sophomore with 60 tackles, 3 interceptions, seven pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and two forced fumbles. Hogan played in 12 games and started 9 on the year; he tied for the team lead in interceptions and sixth on the team in tackles. Hogan earned WVU's Defensive Champion honors four times and the Special Teams Champion honor once.

Hogan was suspended indefinitely from the team on September 12, 2010 following a drunk driving arrest in Morgantown.[5]

Professional career

Hogan was selected 98th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of his knee injury, but was taken off the list and added to the 53-man roster on November 8, 2011.

On October 29, 2012, the Carolina Panthers cut ties with Brandon Hogan, waiving him off of injured reserve.[6]

References

External links

  • Brandon Hogan's WVU Profile

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