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Five Things To Know About Kevin Hogan

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Redskins.com's Stephen Czarda provides five things to know about new Washington Redskins quarterback Kevin Hogan, who was acquired via trade on April 6.


1. Hogan returns to the Washington, D.C., area after growing up in Northern Virginia before attending high school in the city.
Local kid comes home.

Like Jonathan Allen, who is from Ashburn, Va., Hogan is returning to the area after being away for the last seven years between his five years at Stanford and spending his first two seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.

Hogan was born and raised in McLean, Va., before attending Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.

In his three seasons at Gonzaga College, Hogan threw for more than 4,700 yards with 37 touchdowns.

During his senior season, Hogan passes for 1,820 yards with 14 passing touchdowns along with 366 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

He was named 2010 Washington, D.C. Player of the Year and the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame Outstanding Private School High School Player of the Year.

Hogan weighed eight college offers including ones from Maryland and Virginia before choosing Stanford.

2. Hogan holds a few school records at Stanford including career wins by a quarterback.
After redshirting the 2011 season, Hogan spent the next four years in the Cardinal's lineup, appearing in 50 games with a school-record 36 victories. During the 2015 and 2013 seasons, the 6-foot-3, 218 pounder led Stanford to 12 and 11 wins respectively.

He closed out his college career by leading Stanford to a 45-16 victory over Iowa in the Rose Bowl. In that game, Hogan connected on 12-of-21 passes for 223 yards with three touchdowns along with six carries for 24 yards and a rushing score.

During his first activity in the 2012 campaign, Hogan appeared in nine games while winning all five of his starts. He led Stanford to four straight wins against ranked opponents to end the season before leading the school to a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.

Along with his school record for career wins by a quarterback, Hogan also ranks tops in career offensive yards (10,634) and most career rushing yards by a quarterback (1,249).

3. Hogan will once again be backing up Alex Smith, this time in Washington.

Take a look at photos of newly acquired quarterback Kevin Hogan.

Selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, Hogan began his professional career working behind Alex Smith.

While Hogan would only appear in three preseason games with the Chiefs before being waived and eventually picked up by the Cleveland Browns, Smith was someone that he watched film on during the draft process before working under him.

"He was definitely someone that I watched a lot of film on," Hogan said of Smith to Chiefs.com in 2016. "He's someone that runs a pro‐style offense but is very athletic as well. I watched a lot of tape on him but I never got to know him personally. I'm looking forward to that.

 "I'm going to soak it all in like a sponge, similarly to how I did in my early years here (at Stanford) with Andrew Luck. Just going to try to contribute to a good quarterback room and help out the team in whatever way I can."

4. Like Smith, Hogan also has the ability to pick up yards with his feet.
With the addition of Smith, who rushed for 10 touchdowns during his five seasons in Kansas City, the Redskins are going to add more run-pass option plays into their offensive system this year.

While Smith has been successful with those plays over the years, Hogan also could excel with option plays. During his time at Stanford, Hogan ran for a school-record 1,249 yards amongst quarterbacks along with 15 rushing scores.

He also ran for at least 40 yards in 15 different games as well, including a career-high 112 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-28 victory over Washington State during his senior season.

In his two seasons with the Browns, Hogan once again showed the ability to be a threat with legs.

During his rookie season, Hogan was one of only two quarterbacks to have a 100-yard rushing game as he recorded seven carries for 104 yards and a touchdown in a relief outing against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Last season he recorded 71 rushing yards on 10 carries. In his first career start against the Houston Texans, Hogan tallied 36 yards on five carries with a score.

5. Hogan comes from a football family.
While Hogan is the only person in his family to play in the NFL, his grandfather, father, two of his uncles and a cousin who played in college.

Hogan's grandfather, James M. O'Brien, played at Navy while his father, Jerry Hogan, and two of his uncles (Coley O'Brien and Ivan Brown) played at Notre Dame.

Hogan also has a cousin, Sean O'Brien, who spent time on Arizona's football team.

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