There’s actually two members of the Boise State football team that wear #33, so despite today actually being 20 days out from the season, we will actually be highlighting…both of them. Because there was a bit of a mix-up 13 days ago! So, with that out of the way, let’s get to…

#33, Cortez Hogans, 6Y Senior, EDGE



Height: 6’3″

Weight: 271 lbs

High school: Palatine High School (Palatine, IL)

How’d he get to The Blue™?

By way of the JUCO route. Snow College, in particular.

While at Snow College he had 26 tackles in eight games.

Before Snow, he was at Northern Illinois for three years, redshirting one of them. He had 7 tackles and one interception between 2018 and 2019.



For reference



Carlton Banks from the original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Career Highlights

Specific to Boise State: 18 tackles (3.5 for a loss) three QB hurries, and a pass defended in seven games played; two of them starts.

High school highlights can be enjoyed here.

2023 Prospectus

Cortez has been mentioned frequently by the coaching staff in his two off-seasons here as someone that works hard and stands out. He’s added some size recently too. So, while we don’t know sure sure if he’ll be a starter, he will probably get a lot of playing time in his final year if he can stay healthy.

Is he on Twitter?


Completely made up fact

Cortez’s borderline iconic spectacles aren’t actually to help him. In reality, they’re a Harrison Bergeron-esque imposed limitation that makes his vision blurry in order to give others a chance to compete with him!