Tampa Bay Storm
|Defensive Line Coach|
|Date of birth:May 12, 1978|
|Place of birth: Rocky River, Ohio|
|College: Boston College|
|NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25|
|Debuted in 2000 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Last played in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams|
|Coaching debut in 2011 for the South Florida Bulls football|South Florida|
|Roster status: Retired|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Christopher James Hovan (born May 12, 1978) is an arena football coach and former defensive tackle who is the defensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Boston College, and was an National Football League (NFL) defensive tackle from 2000 to 2010. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of 2000 NFL Draft.
Hovan grew up in Rocky River, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. played his high school football at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. During his career he earned many honors and awards including an honorable mention All-American by USA Today, and All-City and All-State by The Plain Dealer. He finished his high school career with a school record 28 career sacks. He also played lacrosse, earning All-State recognition.
Hovan played his college football at Boston College. As a senior he was an All-American and was a semi-finalist for the Lombardi Award. He also became the first player in Boston College history to be named All-Big East three times. He finished his career starting 43 of 45 games, recording 20.5 sacks.
Hovan was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with the 25th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. He would go on to play five years for the Vikings, playing in 77 games, recording 192 tackles and 17 sacks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hovan was released on April 26, 2010.
St. Louis Rams
Hovan was named Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at South Florida Bulls in 2011.
Hovan was signed by the Montreal Allouettes of the Canadian Football League as Defensive Line Coach on January 9, 2013.
Hovan is the Defensive Line coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the AFL for the 2013 season.
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- "Rams sign veteran DT Hovan". ESPN. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
- "Rams place Chris Hovan on injured reserve". NBC Sports. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
- "Chris Hovan Bio". Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- "Chris Hovan Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 26 May 2014.