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Penn State Lacrosse Great Is Now A Superbowl Champion!

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Chris Hogan Penn State Lacrosse Great, Super Bowl Champion

I know I recently wrote about the improbable journey of Penn State Lacrosse great Chis Hogan to NFL wide receiver for the New England Patriots (see Lacrosse Gets Props From NFL Football Player), but now he is a Super Bowl champion in what was perhaps the best game in Super Bowl history!  In light of the game that Hogan had key catches in, including an integral and impressive catch during their overtime march down the field, one gets the feeling that his arrival in New England was divine serendipity.

Hogan was signed and released by three teams prior to finally finding a home with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 when he finally had a break out season starting 16 games in 2014 with 36 catches for 450 and one touchdown.  Hogan became a restricted free agent after the 2015 season and in 2016 signed a 3 year offer sheet with the New England Patriots worth $12 million.  The Pats front loaded the first year with $5.5 Million making it difficult for the Bills to match.

Bill Belichick saw tremendous potential in Hogan referring to him as a “burner” with incredible athleticism.  Belichick also is a well known big fan of the sport of lacrosse (his daughter Amanda is the head coach of Holy Cross Women’s Lacrosse), and Hogan’s strong lacrosse background must not have escaped his attention.

Having watched him play football, it is a frightening prospect to picture covering Hogan in lacrosse with his large 6’1″, 220 pound frame combined with gazelle like running abilities.

Although I am not a Patriots fan, one cannot deny their organization’s greatness and the incredible game they played in Superbowl LI.  I congratulate their amazing win and am excited that newly crowned Superbowl champion Chris Hogan who hails from my home state of NJ is enthusiastically bringing awareness to his other sports passion, the great sport of lacrosse.

Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and well regarded media personality through a number of tpics and platforms.  In addition to being passionate about integrative veterinary medicine for which he is a nationally renowned expert, Dr. Welton was also an accomplished college lacrosse player and remains to this day very involved in the sport.  He is president of Maybeck Animal Hospital , runs the successful veterinary/animal health  blogs Web-DVM and Dr. Roger’s Holistic Veterinary Care, and fulfills his passion for lacrosse through his lacrosse and sport blog, The Creator’s Game.

 

Lacrosse Gets Props From NFL Football Player

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Chris Hogan Also Played Lacrosse For Penn State

Chris Hogan, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, gave a shout out to lacrosse during the Sunday Night Football lineup this past season when he said, “Chris Hogan, Penn State Lacrosse.” Chris Hogan is a former Penn State Nittany Lions lacrosse star having scored 57 career goals in three seasons.

Chris Hogan Also Played Lacrosse For Penn StateDuring his sophomore year, a high ankle sprain shortened Hogan’s season, enabling him to take a red shirt year to play football at Monmouth University, which ultimately paved his path to the NFL. Chris Hogan now plays for Bill Belichick, ironic, since he is a huge lacrosse fan himself.

In an interview with US Lacrosse Magazine, Chris Hogan credits playing lacrosse with helping him to hone his football game. Stated Hogan, “College lacrosse is very physically demanding. I was a midfielder, so I was always running up and down the field taking hits, giving out hits. The physical aspects of both the sports were similar – eye-hand coordination, getting away from somebody. The only difference was memorizing a playbook.”

Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and well regarded media personality through a number of tpics and platforms.  In addition to being passionate about integrative veterinary medicine for which he is a nationally renowned expert, Dr. Welton was also an accomplished college lacrosse player and remains to this day very involved in the sport.  He is president of Maybeck Animal Hospital , runs the successful veterinary/animal health  blogs Web-DVM and Dr. Roger’s Holistic Veterinary Care, and fulfills his passion for lacrosse through his lacrosse and sport blog, The Creator’s Game.