ENDICOTT (WBNG) - Friday night Union-Endicott senior quarterback Devon Hogan scored five touchdowns on just eight carries, helping lead his Tigers to a 3-0 start with a 47-6 victory over Ithaca. He's speed, athleticism and toughness has been on display all season long for U-E.
"He's a very dynamic player," said Union-Endicott head coach Tommy Baleno. "He's quick, he's fast."
"He's a leader," said Union-Endicott offensive coordinator Scott Osman.
"He demands respect and he gets it," said Baleno.
Playing a game he's loved since the first time he buckled his chin strap, Hogan's hard work has paid off, becoming one of the premier players in Section IV.
"It's fun now," said Union-Endicott senior quarterback Devon Hogan.
Hogan has rushed for eight touchdowns and passed for two more, accounting for ten total touchdowns in the Tigers' first three games.
"He can see the whole field now," said Osman. "So, he'll take advantage of the little things that happen throughout the game."
"I definitely have more confidence," said Hogan. "And it's good to have the same guys around me that I've had pretty much my entire life."
When Hogan isn't creating masterpieces on the football field, the Tiger enjoys another form of art, drawing.
"(That's) kinda something that's hidden about me that I enjoy doing," said Hogan.
The senior is taking those art talents to the next level as well, planning on majoring in graphic design in college.
"I've been able to draw my entire life and I just really haven't practiced it lately," said Hogan. "That's something my dad brought up to me, that I should really go into that field."
Not only is Baleno his head coach on the football field, he is also one of his art teachers at U-E.
"We talk art in the classroom and we talk football on the field," said Baleno. "Sometimes they mix together a little bit, but not too often. He's very talented (in the classroom)."
What has impressed his coach the most however, is the type of man he's watched Hogan grow into.
"People will forget how great of a player you were," said Baleno. "People will forget how smart you were in school but they will remember how you make them feel. If you make them feel important. If you care about them, and that's the type of character he has."
Hogan and the Tigers head to Binghamton Friday night for our 12 Sports Game of the Week against the Patriots.