Brandon Hogan

Brandon Hogan (born 1988 in Manassas, Virginia) is an American football receiver and cornerback for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Early life
Brandon Hogan played football at Osbourn High School, where he began to earn respect on the collegiate recruiting scene. As a junior, Hogan passed for 2,045 yards and 18 touchdown, totaling 3,183 yards and 36 touchdowns on the season. In his senior season, Hogan passed for 2,430 yards and rushed for 1,781 yards with 59 total touchdowns as he led Osbourn to a AAA Division 6 State Championship. Hogan was named All-Metro by Washington Post and all-state his senior year. Hogan is cousin to one time boxing prospects Ordano and Orazio Robinson.
On the recruiting scene, Hogan was offered scholarships by West Virginia University, University of Kentucky, Marshall University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Hogan was projected as a cornerback, rather than a quarterback. After a February 2 visit, Hogan chose to accept the scholarship offer at West Virginia.
Collegiate career
Freshman season
After enrolling at West Virginia University in 2007, Hogan was projected as a defensive back on the team's roster. In the Gold & Blue Spring Game on April 19, Hogan led all receivers with 6 receptions for 49 yards. However, as fall practice began Hogan made the transition from receiver to cornerback, the position he was projected to play when he arrived at West Virginia as a freshman.
Hogan saw his first career start at cornerback in the 27-3 victory over Marshall, in which he recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble. In the 24-17 victory over Rutgers, Hogan had 5 tackles in his second start at corner. Then in the win over Syracuse, Hogan had 4 tackles. Hogan followed-up the Syracuse game with 3 tackles in the 34-17 win over Auburn.
In the 35-13 win over Connecticut, Hogan had 3 tackles, a fumble recovery, and two interceptions for a total of 50 return yards. The interceptions were Hogan's first of his career. In the following 26-23 loss in overtime to Cincinnati, Hogan was second on the team with 9 tackles and two pass break-ups. In the 13-7 victory in the USF season finale, Hogan led the team with 9 tackles. However, he missed the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over North Carolina due to a personal illness issue. Various players honored Hogan during the game, while the team held up Hogan's #22 jersey before the game.
Hogan finished his first season at cornerback as a sophomore with 60 tackles, 3 interceptions, and two forced fumbles.



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