Cleveland Browns’ Kevin Hogan becomes third National Team alum to earn NFL QB start

By Annmarie Toler | Posted 10/11/2017

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Cleveland Brown's backup quarterback, Kevin Hogan took the field in the second half of the Browns’ 17-14 loss to the New York Jets, Hogan performed well enough to earn a starting job this Sunday.

This isn't the first time Hogan has seen the field this season, but it is the first time he will start. In week 2, when the Browns played the Baltimore Ravens, Hogan completed 5 of 11 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown and rushed once for five yards.

Hogan also completed 5 of 8 for 65 yards Oct. 1 in a 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and this past week Hogan proved he has what it takes to lead the Browns in week 6 when they travel to Houston to face the Texans.

During Sunday's game against the Jets, Hogan took over for DeShone Kizer in the second half. Hogan completed 16 of 19 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Hogan also had four rushing attempts for 30 yards.

Hogan played on USA Football's 2011 U-19 National Team and was named National Team Alumni NFL Player of the Week this week.

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This isn't the first time we have seen a National Team alum earn an NFL start at quarterback.

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, was a member of the 2012 U.S, National Team.

Winston, who was the first overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Buccaneers, earned his start as in NFL quarterback his rookie year.

Bryce Petty, a member of the 2009 U-19 National Team, earned his first NFL start last season. Petty started for the Jets on Nov. 13, 2016, when the Jets played the Los Angeles Rams.

During that game, Petty completed 19 of 32 for 163 yards and one touchdown.