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Tuesday, August 16, 2021

What does an ex-NFL QB do 15 years after retirement? If you’re career backup Gary Hogeboom, you join the case of “Survivor: Guatemala”, the latest installment of the granddaddy reality show.

But he’s doing it with some trepidation:

“I don’t want to go by my last name on the show,” Hogeboom said on CBS’s Early Show Thursday, “People would vote me off immediately if someone knew I was in the NFL. Everyone thinks we made big money. I was pre-big money.”

Um. I don’t dispute the lack of major money during Hogeboom’s playing days (remember Plan B free agency, anyone?). But I don’t think Hogeboom has to worry about anyone recognizing him; I doubt his on-field performances left many memories in the minds of football fandom.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 08/16/2005 11:46:15 PM
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  1. I’ve been an NFL fan since 1980, and “hogeboom” triggers absolutely nothing.

    Comment by tommy — 08/17/2005 @ 05:56:38 PM

  2. My exact same reaction — “Who?”.

    Comment by CT — 08/17/2005 @ 08:53:19 PM

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