Happy 30th birthday to Matt Hogan! Hogan is perhaps the best, and most celebrated, placekicker in UH history.
He left Houston as the NCAA record holder for consecutive extra points in a season (78) as well as Conference USA’s record holder for career points (405). His 91 PATs in 2011 were the second-most in a season in NCAA history when his career ended. His mark is now 3rd all-time.
Beyond the records, Hogan was responsible for one of the great moments in UH history as well: “The Kick” in 2009 to seal the comeback and beat Tulsa on the road. Hogan claims the 51-yard kick would have been good from 75 … and he’s right.
Remarkably, Hogan had only been the starting kicker for two weeks when the team flew to Tulsa.
In 2012, Hogan tied an NCAA freshman record for most field goals in a game as he booted 6 against UAB.
Matt finished his career 6th all-time in NCAA history in PATs made and 10th all-time in career points for a kicker.
This season, Dalton Witherspoon set a new record for most consecutive FGs in a season at 13. But the school record for most consecutive is Hogan’s 16 over two seasons (2009-2010).
In 2019, Matt became a contributor to GoCoogs.com on special teams and kicking specifically. You can find his archive here. He will be back in 2020 to offer more insights.
Happy birthday, Matt.