Former Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan set to make professional lacrosse debut


Former New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan is set to make his professional lacrosse debut this weekend.

When watching former wide receiver Chris Hogan play for the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers or New York Jets, you may have heard the broadcast team mention that he used to play lacrosse in high school and college. Now, Hogan has moved on from the NFL and joined the Premier Lacrosse League, where he recently made the Cannons Lacrosse Club roster.

This Saturday, Hogan will make his official PLL debut when Cannons LC take on Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club at 12 p.m. ET on NBC.

Former Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan makes professional lacrosse debut this Saturday

Hogan tried out for Cannons LC after he went unselected in the PLL’s draft earlier this year. On June 1, the former NFL wideout officially made the club’s 25-man roster to start the season.

The last time Hogan played lacrosse was back in 2009, playing for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Hogan posted a team-high 29 goals in 14 games, while also tallying five assists. Hogan would then transfer to Monmouth the following season to play football.

Hogan was not selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, where he signed on with the San Francisco 49ers, albeit briefly. After limited stints with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins, Hogan caught on with the Buffalo Bills, where he spent the better part of four years. Then, he joined the Patriots from 2016 until 2018, where he won two Super Bowl titles.

Through his career, Hogan recorded 216 receptions for 2,795 yards and 18 touchdowns. In his last official NFL season, the wideout tallied 14 catches for 118 yards in five games with the Jets.

For those of you looking to catch Hogan make his lacrosse debut, tune into NBC this Saturday at noon.

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