Every once in a while at The Audible, we’re lucky enough to score a cool guest on a phone call or even a visit, but it’s few and far between that the most Popular Man In Washington stops by the Basement. That’s exactly what happened last night as the Redskins’ newest addition to the QB corps, backup (i.e. the Most Popular Man in D.C.) Kevin Hogan stopped by for a sit down chat with the gang.
For the uniformed, Hogan is something of D.C. football royalty. An alum of Gonzaga College High School in our favorite conference, the WCAC, Kevin racked up well-deserved accolades for his play for the Eagles. He was the D.C. Player of the Year, a 2010 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection, and was named the 2010 Outstanding High School Player of the Year for private schools by the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame. After Gonzaga, he went on to be a part of the three Pac-12 championship teams at Stanford, amassing 9,385 passing yards and a 65.9 completion percentage for The Cardinal.
Kevin reflected both on his experiences as a member of the burgundy and gold, as well as what it was like growing up a local fan in the heart of the “Loss Generation.” We learned that Anthony Lanier and Morgan Moses are the funniest guys on the team, that Derrius Guice is as freakish an athlete on the field as he is a nice guy off the field, and that he couldn’t be more excited to be in Jay Gruden’s quarterback-friendly system.
As a ‘Skins fan from birth, we chatted a little bit about what it means for him to wear a burgundy and gold jersey to work. He showed his true bonafides by shouting out the #21 Sean Taylor jersey that he wore while playing in the backyard growing up, and hoped for a return of the deep burgundy with old gold pants and the spear helmet that the team sported for their 70th anniversary season in 2002.
It was a treat to have a true Son of Washington join us for a chat just ten days away from reporting to training camp. Be sure to check out the Hogs Haven Facebook page for our weekly live shows on Tuesday, and subscribe to 1st Amendment Sports on iTunes and SoundCloud to listen to all our shows weekly on the go!