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Chris Hogan Leaves Football to Play in Lacrosse League

Chris Hogan, former NFL wide receiver,  has decided to leave football to play in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL)

Hogan announced Saturday, February 13, that he signed with PLL  on his Twitter. He played lacrosse in the past, being one of the best players at Penn State, playing on an athletic scholarship with the Nittany Lions for three years (2007-10). Hogan scored a total of 57 goals and acquired 14 assists in 43 career games. He was made a team captain by his senior.

“As many of you know, my roots are in lacrosse, and I’m excited to fight for a roster spot with the best in the world!” Hogan said in his first tweet. “I have signed with @premierlacrosse for the 2021 season. As many of you know, my roots are in lacrosse, and I’m excited to fight for a roster spot with the best in the world! #LFG” he elaborated in a second tweet. 

The draft for the PLL begins on March 25, which teams choose players over the course of three rounds. Each round consists of 24 picks, allowing up 72 players to join the league.

Chris Hogan’s NFL Run

Hogan began his NFL journey in 2011, first signing with the San Francisco 49er’s that same year. He later joined the Buffalo Bills after small runs with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. His run with the Bills is where he gained his first regular-season playing experience.

After four years with the Bills, he signed with the New England Patriots and went to two Super Bowls. He received two Superbowl rings during his time with the Patriots. In 2019, he played for the Carolina Panthers, before suffering a high ankle sprain, ending his 2019 season.

In his whole NFL career, Hogan accumulated 216 career receptions for 2,795 yards and 18 touchdowns.

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