The American football wide receiver Chris Hogan has exemplified resilience and utmost determination in his professional career. Despite starting his career as an undrafted agent in 2011, Chris has wangled his way to superstardom. He led the Patriots team to emerge as the winners of the Super LI championship in 2017. While finding his feet in the pro league, Chris tried out different teams; nevertheless, he failed to secure a spot in their final roster. His big break came after joining the New England Patriots in 2016. Since then, he has featured in two Super Bowl competitions and has been a prominent member of the team’s lineup to date. Learn more about Chris Hogan below.
Who is Chris Hogan?
Christopher James Hogan was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey on the 24th day of October 1988. He was born to American parents James and his wife Mary Hogan. He grew up along with his brother Jeff in Wyckoff neighborhood of New Jersey. There he completed his high school at the Ramapo High School. While he was there, Chris was a two-sport athlete; he played both lacrosse and football for his high school team. Following his outstanding performances, the player was selected to the All-State football team in his senior year. He was also named to the All-New Jersey First-team as a lacrosse player both in his junior and senior year.
Upon graduation, the wide receiver got an athletic scholarship from Penn State University. In his first two years in college, Chris played lacrosse for the school team scoring 11 goals as a freshman and 29 goals as a sophomore. He finished from Penn State in 2010 while having one more year of college eligibility. He went on to enroll at Monmouth University where he played football with the Hawks. During his one year stint with the team, Chris had three touchdowns and 12 receptions with 174 receiving yards. At the end of the season, he declared for the NFL draft of 2011.
Details of His Professional Career Stats and Personal Injury
During the NFL draft of 2011, Chris wasn’t among the top prospects, hence he didn’t find a spot in any team. After the draft, Chris signed up with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in July 2011. He joined their training camp for the pre-season and was eventually laid off by the 49ers on 3rd September 2011. After that, he joined the New York Giants’ practice squad on 12th September and was also released on 23rd September of the same year. He equally tried out Miami Dolphins where he also failed to make the main roster in September 2012.
Luck smiled on Chris Hogan, as the wide receiver was later signed by the Buffalo Bills in November 2012. He made his first professional touch in the game in 2014 after which he finished the season with four touchdowns and 41 receptions covering 426 receiving yards. He made a career-high of 36 receptions with 450 receiving yards in 2015 and the following year, he was recruited by the New England Patriots.
Joining the Patriots in 2016, Chris was able to put up an outstanding performance in his first season. He notched a total of four touchdowns and 38 receptions with 680 receiving yards at the end of the season. He led the Patriots to win the Super Bowl LI competition in 2017. During the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons with a record of 34 -28 to become the Super Bowl Champions. He also made his second Super Bowl appearance in the Super Bowl LII. This time, the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles with a final score of 41 – 33. In 2018, Chris suffered a minor injury during their preseason training but quickly recovered. He has been on top form since the beginning of 2018 season.
What is Chris Hogan’s Net Worth?
Chris Hogan has accumulated huge wealth for himself, all thanks to his flourishing football career. The wide receiver currently has a whopping net worth of $6 million. His wealth came from his bonuses, salaries, incentives, and other endorsements. Notably, he signed an endorsement deal with the sports dietary Production Company named Maximum Human Performance.
Meet Chris Hogan’s Wife
The outstanding wide receiver and his wife are undoubtedly one of the most amazing and supportive couples in the NFL. Chris is married to the love of his life and college sweetheart named Ashley Boccio. The charming lady was born and raised in Long Island, New York in the United States. They first saw each other while at the Penn State University where the duo was part of the male and female lacrosse team respectively. Being stand out lacrosse players, the pair shared a strong bond which in turn became a romantic relationship.
Their relationship blossomed for a few years and in July 2014, Chris proposed to Ashley while on a trip to New York City. The amazing couple tied the knot three years later and their wedding took place at Westmount Country Club, New Jersey in 2017. During their wedding, Ashley’s younger sister Jessica was the maid of honor while Chris’ brother Jeff served as the best man.
After their wedding, the love between Chris and Ashley has continued to increase and they enjoy going on vacation to exotic locations in the United States. Their most fantastic day came in March 2017 following the arrival of their first bundle of joy, a set of twins named Chase and Parker. Additionally, Ashley has established herself as a surgeon and completed her residency program at the Long Island Medical Centre, New York. Despite her and Chris’s busy schedule, the perfect couple is doing well in balancing up their schedules with their parental duties.
Other Interesting Facts
- Chris Hogan played lacrosse for four years at Penn State University; he also played football for one season at Monmouth University.
- He was not selected by any team at the 2011 NFL draft and eventually signed up with Philadelphia 49ers after the draft.
- Chris got his breakout season when he signed up with the Buffalo Bulls in 2012.
- He led the New England Patriots to win the 2017 Super Bowl LI championship