Chris Hovan

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Chris Hovan
Chris Hovan 2006.jpg
Tampa Bay Storm
Defensive Line Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-05-12) May 12, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Rocky River, Ohio[1]
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
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
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

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 also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams.

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

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[edit]

On April 1, 2005 Hovan signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had a good first season with the Bucs, helping them win the NFC South and finish as the number one ranked defense.

Hovan was released on April 26, 2010.[2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On June 9, 2010, Hovan signed with the St. Louis Rams.[3] On August 6, 2010, Hovan was placed on injured reserve due to a back injury, ending his 2010 season.[4]

Coaching[edit]

Hovan was named Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at South Florida Bulls in 2011.[5]

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.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2000 MIN 16 46 41 5 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 MIN 16 43 29 14 6.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 MIN 16 52 38 14 5.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2003 MIN 16 27 19 8 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2004 MIN 13 20 11 9 1.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 TB 16 45 35 10 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 TB 16 51 40 11 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 TB 16 48 31 17 1.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 TB 15 43 36 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 TB 16 33 26 7 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 156 408 306 102 22.0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 15

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Hovan, DT", NFL.com
  2. ^ "Tampa Bay releases DT Hovan". ESPN. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Rams sign veteran DT Hovan". ESPN. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Rams place Chris Hovan on injured reserve". NBC Sports. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Chris Hovan Bio". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Chris Hovan Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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