Chris Hogan, who spent a year as a wide receiver for Monmouth University, was one of the stars of the Patriots AFC Championship win over the Steelers.

Hogan made 9 catches for 180 yards in the victory that sends the Patriots to this year's Superbowl, making him the top receiver for either team in the game.  Two of Hogan's catches went for touchdowns. His 180 receiving yards is a Patriots record for a postseason game.

Hogan is a pretty amazing NFL success story. He went to Penn State where he played lacrosse and was the captain of the team. He had one year of NCAA eligibility left due to an injury, and he wanted to give football a try.

Monmouth University was one of the schools interested, so he came back to his home state and played one season as a wide receiver there. After a few seasons bouncing from team to team in the NFL, he landed with the Patriots, and now, with his record breaking performance, has helped the team to another Superbowl visit.

So good luck to Chris as his amazing journey takes him right to the big game! Read about Chris' story at


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