- Ryan Hoag
birthdate=birth date and age|1979|11|23
New York Giants(2003-2004)*
Jacksonville Jaguars(2008)*:*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
* 2x First-team All-MIAC (2001-2002)
Ryan Hoag (born
November 23, 1979in city-state|Minneapolis|Minnesota) is an American football wide receiverwho was released by the Jacksonville Jaguarsof the National Football Leagueon August 30, 2008, when the team trimmed its roster to 53 players. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiderswith the final pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, earning him the title of Mr. Irrelevant. He played college footballat Gustavus Adolphus.
Hoag has also been a member of the
New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskinsand Edmonton Eskimos. However, he has yet to play in a regular-season NFL game.
Washburn High School. Hoag lettered in football, track, soccer, and tennis at and was twice named all-conference and team captain in tennis, as well as an All-conference honoree in soccer.
He began his college career as a walk-on soccer player at
Wake Forest University.
He attended Division III
Gustavus Adolphus Collegein St. Peter, MN. He left Gustavus with 144 receptions for 2,232 yards (15.5 average) and 29 TDs. He was the only Gustavus player with over 2,000 career receiving yards and was an All-MIAC 1st-team selection as a junior and senior as well as being named Gustavus Male Athlete of the Year as a senior. He caught 56 passes for 808 yards (14.4 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior, and also returned 13 kickoffs for 397 yards (30.5 avg.). He set a school record with 13 catches for 175 yards, and achieving 313 total yards (175 receiving, 122 kickoff return, 4 punt return and 12 rushing). As a junior, Hoag pulled in 54 passes for 876 yards (16.2 avg.) and set a Gustavus record with 14 touchdowns. He also caught 34 passes for 548 yards (16.1 avg.) and 5 touchdowns as a sophomore.
He took 3rd at 2002 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.51 and 4th at the 2003 Indoor Championships in the 55-meter dash at 6.45.
New York Giants
Hoag signed to the
New York Giants’ practice squad on November 19, 2003and was released by New York on May 20, 2004.
Hoag was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on
June 24, 2004and spent three weeks of the 2004 season on the active roster in Minnesota, but was not activated for any of those three games. He spent the other 14 weeks on the practice squad before being released on September 3, 2005. He signed a third time on April 5, 2006and was finally released by Minnesota on September 2, 2006.
Hoag was signed by Washington to the practice squad on
November 22, 2006and released by Washington on November 28, 2006. Hoag re-signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on December 27, 2006and was commissioned to the Berlin Thunderof the now defunct NFL Europaleague where his playing opportunities were scarce.
In 2007, Hoag spent training camp with the Redskins. He was rumored to be a contender for the final 53-man roster, but was released on
September 1as part of the team's final roster cuts.
September 11, 2007, Hoag signed a practice roster agreement with the Edmonton Eskimosof Canadian Football League. On October 3, 2007he was released from their practice squad.
July 25, 2008, Hoag was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In two preseason games, Hoag caught five passes for 98 yards, including a 53-yard reception in Jacksonville's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins. He was released by the Jaguars on August 30, 2008, when the team made their final cuts.
Hoag was a contestant on season four the ABC
reality televisiondating show "The Bachelorette", which premiered May 19. 2008. [ [http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/bachelorette-star-deanna-pappas-narrows-field-15-bachelors-7134.php Reality TV World: "'Bachelorette' star DeAnna Pappas narrows the field to 15 bachelors", by Christopher Rocchio, May 20, 2008] ] On the debut episode, he said he was virgin, explaining, " Christianityis first and foremost in my life. [...] I don't have sex. I'm not going to do that until I'm married. So I have wondered about DeAnna in terms of how she'll deal with the fact that I'm a virgin. I don't know how she'll deal with the fact that I hold faith as the number one thing in my life". ["The Bachelorette", May 19, 2008, via [http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/05/20/former-mr-irrelevant-ryan-hoag-professes-his-virginity-on-the/ Sports.AOL.com: "Former Mr. Irrelevant Ryan Hoag Professes His Virginity on 'The Bachelorette'", by Michael David Smith, May 20, 2008] ] On the May 26th episode, Hoag was eliminated when he did not receive a rose.
* [http://www.jaguars.com/Team/Player.aspx?id=2817 Jacksonville Jaguars bio]
* [http://www.redskins.com/team/profile.jsp?id=3900 Washington Redskins bio]
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