Before Chris Hogan was a New England Patriots wide receiver preparing to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, he had an unusual college athletics career.
After four seasons of college lacrosse, including a redshirt season as a sophomore, he graduated from Penn State with one year of eligibility remaining. He used it to enroll at Monmouth, where he played one season of college football, contributing on both offense and defense.
Hogan will play in second Super Bowl on Sunday, after helping New England to a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons last season. In preparation for the big game, Penn State tweeted congratulations for Hogan and Eagles guard Stefen Wisniewski, an Eagles player, but neglected to recognize Hogan’s one year at Monmouth — and the Hawks fired back.
Nice try, @PennStateFball
Since Chris actually played football at Monmouth, we fixed your graphic for you.
We appreciate the publicity pic.twitter.com/WRfIHiVete
— Monmouth Football (@MUHawksFB) February 4, 2018
Here’s Penn State’s original post:
You know what day it is! Who ya got, Nittany Nation?
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) February 4, 2018
Hogan has had a minimal role in this season’s postseason, catching three passes for 24 yards and one touchdown. In the regular season he caught 34 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns. Wisniewski helped the Nittany Lions to the 2008 Big Ten championship and is in his second season with the Eagles.