Kevin Hogan, QB

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: McLean, VA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 228 lbs.
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04/13/2014 - Stanford coach David Shaw spent the past few months telling anybody who would listen that his defense would be just fine after losing coordinator Derek Mason and several key players this offseason. If spring showed anything about the two-time defending Pac-12 champions, it's that Shaw's hard-hitting defense might be just as stout again this fall. John Flacco and Chandler Dorrell each intercepted a pass for a score, leading the defense to a dominating 47-23 win over the offense in Stanford's spring game Saturday. "It almost seems like they reload," quarterback Kevin Hogan said.

Shaw stuck to the unconventional scoring format in the spring game for the third straight year: offense (Cardinal) vs. defense (White) to give a truer indication of which side won - as if anybody needed a reminder. The defense received points depending on where it stopped the offense on the field or if it forced a turnover. And despite losing about half of its key contributors to graduation or the NFL draft, the defense carried the day again. The White piled up eight sacks, eight pass breakups and 14 tackles for loss. The defense led 30-3 at the half, and the final score would've been even more lopsided if not for Shaw pulling most of his defensive starters off the field for the final few possessions.

Neither quarterback looked sharp, but Hogan cemented his status as the starter - which Shaw reiterated is not even a question. Hogan completed 14 of 22 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns and an interception by Flacco, the brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback and former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. - AP Sports

11/11/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Stanford's Hogan, Yankey, Skov star vs. Oregon...Oregon's speed was the dominant storyline of the pre-game build-up of Thursday night's showdown between the No. 3 Ducks and No. 5 Stanford in Palo Alto. It was the Cardinal's brawn -- and a brilliant game by quarterback Kevin Hogan -- that instead proved more dominant in Stanford's 26-20 win. Though his statistics don't necessarily show it, Hogan outdueled Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota, completing seven of 13 passes for 103 yards, including a 43-yard rainbow down the right sideline to Michael Rector to put Tyler Gaffney in position to score the game's first touchdown. While not as nimble or explosive an athlete as the Ducks' quarterback, Hogan showed off his functional mobility, stepping out of trouble and running through arm-tackles to gain 57 yards on the ground, including scoring a 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Mariota (20/34 for 250 yards, two TDs/zero INTs) was hit often and never got into rhythm. He under-threw a deep ball early that should have gone for a touchdown and missed several open receivers, especially after taking a sack and fumbling in the third quarter. Mariota was uncharacteristically cavalier with the football, coughing it up twice on plays in which he see the defender coming. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/21/2013 - Don't count Stanford out of the Pac-12 race just yet. The Cardinal's physical ground game and dominant defense - which disappeared in a loss at Utah last week - showed they can still shut down new-age offenses the old-fashioned way. Tyler Gaffney ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Stanford smothered Brett Hundley and No. 9 UCLA 24-10 with a physical performance on both sides of the ball.

Kevin Hogan threw for 227 yards and a spectacular touchdown to Kodi Whitfield as the Cardinal (6-1, 4-1) regrouped the way they always seem to over the past four years. Stanford has not lost consecutive games since October 2009. The Bruins entered the game averaging 45.8 points per game. That ranked second in the Pac-12 behind Oregon, which hosts UCLA next week before traveling to North Division rival Stanford on Nov. 7 in matchups that will likely decide the Pac-12's championship game. - AP Sports

10/13/2013 - Stanford, Georgia, Oklahoma tumble in poll...Stanford, Georgia and Oklahoma tumbled in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll, released Sunday. The Cardinal (5-1) and Bulldogs (4-2) each fell eight spots after losing Saturday. Stanford fell from fifth to No. 13 after losing to Utah, Georgia dropped from seventh to No. 15 after getting beat by Missouri, and Oklahoma (5-1) went from 12th to No. 18 after its loss to Texas.

Meanwhile, Alabama (6-0) and Oregon (6-0) remain the top two-ranked teams. The No. 1 Crimson Tide received 55 first-place votes and the No. 2 Ducks picked up the remaining five. No. 3 Clemson (6-0) and No. 4 Ohio State (6-0) kept their spots while Florida State (5-0) moved up from sixth to No. 5. Missouri (6-0) was the biggest mover in the poll, climbing from 25th to No. 14. No. 24 Auburn and No. 25 Wisconsin entered the poll, replacing Michigan and Northwestern. - The Sports Xchange

09/29/2013 - Washington State's defense was expecting Stanford to line up and try to run it down the middle. They weren't prepared for the air assault the No. 5 Cardinal threw at them. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan picked apart the Cougars, throwing for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and Stanford won its 12th straight with a 55-17 rout of Washington State on Saturday night. "You see Stanford, you think they're big and physical, you think they'll try to just run it down the middle," linebacker Darryl Monroe said. "What we saw from them tonight was a little different."

Washington State (3-2, 1-1) was riding its first three-game winning streak since 2006 and was trying to start 4-1 for the first time since 2003, the last time the Cougars went to a bowl game. Instead of pulling off a stunning upset that would have signaled another step in their resurgence, the Cougars were left physically beaten and battered by the Cardinal. Hogan connected with Devon Cajuste on touchdowns of 57 and 33 yards in the first half then found Michael Rector on a 45-yard TD. That pass was part of a third-quarter blitz where the Cardinal scored 21 points as part of a stretch where they ran just two offensive plays and knocked out Washington State starting quarterback Connor Halliday. "We've got playmakers outside and sooner or later people are going to have to respect them," Hogan said. "I'm just going to try and get the ball to them as much as I can." - AP Sports

09/16/2013 - WEEK 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Kevin Hogan, Stanford, threw for three TDs to help the No. 5 Cardinal beat Army 34-20. - AP Sports

09/11/2013 - Scouting the Stanford passing game: Sophomore QB Kevin Hogan completed 17 of 27 passes for 207 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the opener. He is adept at throwing from the pocket or while on the move and he can escape a pass rush. In recent years, Stanford's passing game revolved around its tight ends, but tight ends combined for just two catches for nine yards against San Jose State. WRs Ty Montgomery and Devon Cajuste were the primary targets in the opener as the Cardinal makes an effort to get its wide receivers involved. Hogan still has problems completing the deep pass. - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Kevin Hogan is 6-0 as a starter, and that does not include a 49-0 victory in the seventh game last year against Colorado, when Hogan entered the game in the first quarter and supplanted Josh Nunes as the team's No. 1 quarterback. Hogan completed 17 of 27 passes in the 2013 opener, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He was the team's second-leading rusher with 263 yards last year. However, Stanford did not call a single running play for Hogan in the opener. His only three runs came on scrambles on planned pass plays. It will be worth watching whether Stanford calls any running plays for Hogan against Army. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Kevin Hogan is 5-0 as a starter, and that does not include a 49-0 victory in the seventh game against Colorado, when Hogan entered the game in the first quarter and supplanted Josh Nunes as the team's No. 1 quarterback. Hogan completed 71.7 percent of his passes with nine touchdown passes and three interceptions last year. He was also the team's second-leading rusher with 263 yards. However, he was sacked 11 times in his six games, and teams will be better prepared to defend him than they were last season, when he was a relative unknown. He did not play in last year's game against San Jose State. He must pass effectively against San Jose State's 3-4 defense, which figures to load up against the run. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - Scouting the passing game: Redshirt sophomore QB Kevin Hogan completed 71.7 percent of his passes last season and can create extra time with his mobility. He is accurate either standing in the pocket or rolling out. He was not particularly accurate on deep passes, however. The bigger concern is whether he has adequate receivers. The Cardinal relied heavily on tight ends Levine Toilolo and Zach Ertz last year, and both are in the NFL now. The Cardinal has lacked a big-play threat on the outside in recent years, and it hopes Ty Montgomery can rectify that. - The Sports Xchange

08/13/2013 - TOP STANFORD PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. QB Kevin Hogan (6-4, 225, 4.84)*...Should Hogan make the strides in his first full season under center that he made in five games (all Stanford victories) as a redshirt freshman last year and he'll deserve top-billing rather than being listed this low among Cardinal prospects. The Virginia-bred Hogan signed with Stanford as a highly regarded prep and had to work his way into the starting role last season, initially losing out to Josh Nunes for the right to replace Luck. Nunes has since been forced to retire following a freak injury while weight-lifting in which his pectoral muscle completely tore free from the bone.

Hogan completed 71.7% of his passes for an impressive 9-3 touchdown to interception ratio and 1,096 yards. Surprisingly elusive given his frame, Hogan also rushed for 263 yards in his limited, second best on the squad to Taylor. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/13/2013 - Kevin Hogan leaned back on the fence that surrounds the Stanford practice field late Monday afternoon, cracked a smile and laughed at the difference between how he feels now versus a year ago. ''I'm more comfortable,'' he said. Entering his first full year as the starting quarterback, Hogan sure looks that way - and will need to be. He has almost all new wide receivers and tight ends and will be expected to carry the Cardinal offense even more this season. Hogan's presence alone already had the defending Pac-12 champions and Rose Bowl winners ahead of schedule on the first day of training camp. The race to replace record-setting Andrew Luck had not been decided at this time last August, and the uncertainty delayed the offense's progression.

This year, Stanford coach David Shaw can install the offense - and more of it - at a rapid pace. Hogan spent the summer organizing voluntary workouts - dubbed the ''Captains' Practices'' - and taking leadership of the offense. ''I think it forced him to get a good handle on everything that we're doing,'' Shaw said. ''He put together all the scripts. He decided what they were doing every day, and he did it all summer.'' Shaw said he noticed a change Hogan's command on the field from the first conversation they had before camp. ''I was really, really vague. I said, 'How'd it go?' I wanted to hear what he had to say, and then I asked him what his top five pass ideas were,'' Shaw said.

Hogan was 5-0 as the starter after taking over for Josh Nunes late last season. He finished off the 12-2 campaign in spectacular fashion, toppling top-ranked Oregon, beating UCLA in back-to-back weeks for the conference crown and holding off Wisconsin for Stanford's first Rose Bowl victory in 41 years.Hogan threw for 1,096 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions last season. He completed 71.7 percent of his passes and also was the team's second-leading rusher with 263 yards and two touchdowns.-AP Sports

08/13/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: QB Kevin Hogan went 5-0 as a starter as a redshirt freshmen, with four of the wins coming against ranked teams. He completed 71.7 percent of his passes and also rushed for 263 yards. He is still raw and can improve his throwing, but provides a dimension of versatility and creativity that should make the Cardinal offense productive. - The Sports Xchange

08/13/2013 - TOP STANFORD PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. QB Kevin Hogan (6-4, 225, 4.84)*...Hogan possesses a prototypical blend of size, mobility and arm talent. He has a quick set-up and release and has the arm strength to make every NFL throw, though his accuracy on the deep ball needs to improve. His gaudy completion percentage is inflated because Stanford wisely boosted his confidence early with relatively easy quick-hitting passes but most of his passes were thrown with impressive accuracy, consistently hitting his receivers in stride.

With three more years of eligibility remaining (including 2013), Hogan has plenty of time to iron out the slight wrinkles in his game. In five games -- including an MVP performance against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl -- Hogan has already demonstrated the skill-set, however, to justify scouts peeking early. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/20/2013 - 2013 DAVEY O'BRIEN WATCH LIST: Kevin Hogan, Stanford...Hogan, the Pac-12 Championship Game MVP, started and won the last five games of 2012-13 for Stanford. He won four straight games against as many ranked opponents to end regular season as well as defeating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Game. Despite his limited play, Hogan was Stanford's second-leading rusher (263 yards) while quickly establishing himself as an accurate passer, completing nearly 72 percent of his attempts with nine touchdown passes against just three interceptions. Stanford's season opens Sept. 7 with an 8 p.m. (PT) home game against a San Jose State team that won 11 games a year ago. The game will be televised nationally on Pac-12 Networks. - Stanford football

07/17/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford...Hogan, the Pac-12 Championship Game MVP, started and won the last five games of 2012-13 for Stanford. He won four straight games against as many ranked opponents to end regular season as well as defeating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Game. Despite his limited play, Hogan was Stanford's second-leading rusher (263 yards) while quickly establishing himself as an accurate passer, completing nearly 72 percent of his attempts with nine touchdown passes against just three interceptions. - Stanford football

 
 
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04/13/2014 - Stanford coach David Shaw spent the past few months telling anybody who would listen that his defense would be just fine after losing coordinator Derek Mason and several key players this offseason. If spring showed anything about the two-time defending Pac-12 champions, it's that Shaw's hard-hitting defense might be just as stout again this fall. John Flacco and Chandler Dorrell each intercepted a pass for a score, leading the defense to a dominating 47-23 win over the offense in Stanford's spring game Saturday. "It almost seems like they reload," quarterback Kevin Hogan said.

Shaw stuck to the unconventional scoring format in the spring game for the third straight year: offense (Cardinal) vs. defense (White) to give a truer indication of which side won - as if anybody needed a reminder. The defense received points depending on where it stopped the offense on the field or if it forced a turnover. And despite losing about half of its key contributors to graduation or the NFL draft, the defense carried the day again. The White piled up eight sacks, eight pass breakups and 14 tackles for loss. The defense led 30-3 at the half, and the final score would've been even more lopsided if not for Shaw pulling most of his defensive starters off the field for the final few possessions.

Neither quarterback looked sharp, but Hogan cemented his status as the starter - which Shaw reiterated is not even a question. Hogan completed 14 of 22 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns and an interception by Flacco, the brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback and former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. - AP Sports

 

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