Chris Hogan (American football)
Hogan with the Bills in 2014
|No. 15 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||October 24, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Wyckoff, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Ramapo (NJ)|
|College:||Penn State / Monmouth|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Christopher James Hogan (born October 24, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for one season at Monmouth after graduating from Penn State in 2010 on a lacrosse scholarship. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and has also been a member of the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. Hogan is currently a member of the New England Patriots. Hogan was featured prominently on the 2012 season of HBO's Hard Knocks, during which he garnered screen time after being nicknamed "7-Eleven" by Dolphins running back Reggie Bush because he's "always open." 
San Francisco 49ers
On July 27, 2011, the San Francisco 49ers signed Hogan as an undrafted free agent. On September 3, 2011, he was released by the 49ers.
New York Giants
On September 12, 2011, Hogan was signed by the New York Giants and was placed on the practice squad. On September 23, 2011, he was released by the Giants.
On December 27, 2011, Hogan was signed to the Miami Dolphins's practice squad. On January 3, 2012, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins. In 2012, Hogan was among the final cuts at the end of training camp, but he was re-signed to the Dolphins' practice squad. On September 11, 2012, Hogan's practice squad contract was terminated by the Dolphins.
On November 6, 2012, the Buffalo Bills signed Hogan to their practice squad. On December 18, 2012, Hogan was promoted to the active roster. Hogan had a breakout season for the Bills in 2014, catching 41 balls for 426 yards and 4 touchdowns. On October 12, 2014, Hogan caught his first career touchdown on an 8-yard throw from Kyle Orton.
In 2015, Hogan played in all 16 games for the Bills for a third straight year. He caught his first touchdown of the season in a win against his former team, the Dolphins and had his best game on a Monday night against the New England Patriots. Hogan caught six passes for 95 yards during the game. In week five, against the Tennessee Titans, Hogan threw his first career NFL pass, a four-yard pass to quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The pass came on a drive that eventually fueled the Bills to a 14-13 win. Hogan also had his first career rushing attempt during the season, which went for four yards. Hogan ended the year with 36 receptions for a career-high 450 yards and two touchdowns.
New England Patriots
On March 10, 2016, Hogan, a restricted free agent, signed a three-year offer sheet with the New England Patriots worth $12 million. On March 11, the Bills declined to match the offer sheet, officially making Hogan a Patriot.
- http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/03/11/patriots-sign-wr-chris-hogan. Retrieved 19 August 2016. Missing or empty
- "Hard Knocks Creates a Celebrity: Chris Hogan In Demand". The Phinsider. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
- Hanzus, Dan (September 11, 2012). "Chris Hogan of 'Hard Knocks' cut by Miami Dolphins". NFL.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Patriots sign WR Chris Hogan