Stanford football: 15 greatest quarterbacks in Cardinal history

Andrew Luck, Stanford Cardinal. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Kevin Hogan, Stanford Cardinal
Kevin Hogan, Stanford Cardinal. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. QB. 10. player. Scouting Report. (2012-15). Kevin Hogan. 871

Stanford has had some incredible players under center in the history of the program, but very few have stepped in as freshmen and did what Kevin Hogan did. During the 2012 season, Hogan was inserted into the starting lineup during the year and would go on to lead the Cardinal to three straight victories over ranked opponents.

During that stretch, Hogan led the team to a victory over the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, who many believed had national title chances that season. During that 2012 season, Hogan would lead the Cardinal to a 12-2 record, and a berth in the Rose Bowl, their first since 1999, leading Stanford to a 20-14 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers.

From there, Hogan would become a four-year starter for the Cardinal, ending his career ranked No. 3 all time in school history in passing yards behind only Steve Stenstrom and Andrew Luck. Also, his 75 career touchdown passes are behind only Luck and John Elway, two guys who went on to become No. 1 overall picks in the NFL Draft.

Now an NFL free agent, Hogan has yet to make his mark at the next level, but his place in Stanford history is secure. This is a guy who stepped right up as a freshman and led the Cardinal to some incredible victories. When all was said and done, he had become one of the more prolific passers the school had ever seen.