Former Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is one of the best quarterbacks in the school’s history. He has achieved a lot with the Cardinal and the team has just honored him in the coolest way possible.
Hogan has always been known as a great leader for the Cardinal and was something of a player-coach for the PAC-12 champions. The school announced on Thursday that a donation from two boosters endowed the position of quarterbacks coach to be named after Hogan.
“I am beyond humbled by this generous gift from Eddie and Kim Poplawski,” said Tavita Pritchard, Stanford’s first Kevin M. Hogan Quarterbacks Coach. “The legacy that Kevin Hogan left on the field can only be eclipsed by the caliber of his character. This gift is a great reminder of what makes our Stanford community so special.”
The school released a statement on the award that honors Hogan.
“Our lives have been incredibly blessed by our, nearly four-decade old, connection to Stanford, and it is truly a pleasure and privilege to be able to honor Kevin and his family in this manner,” said Kim and Eddie Poplawski. “In our minds, Kevin has set the gold standard on many different levels for student-athletes. He leads by example with conviction and grace. He competes with intense passion, but always with respect and tremendous humility. He thoughtfully and thoroughly prepares himself for the challenges he faces on and off the field, while remaining keenly focused and concerned about the successes of others not just his own.”
Kevin Hogan has been a four-year starter for the Cardinal, taking over for Andrew Luck in 2012. He leaves with a 36-10 record and over 9,300 career yards with 75 touchdowns.
He may not have much of a future in NFL, but he certainly has left a legacy in Stanford. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take over a coaching position in the very near future.