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2012 'Hard Knocks' Effect: Dolphins WR Chris Hogan Gets Face Time

Overnight celebrity he may not be, but Dolphins wideout Chris Hogan is certainly more of a household name than even he ever thought he'd be after Tuesday night's record-breaking episode of HBO's Hard Knocks.

Hogan, who had plenty of face time in an episode that had the attention of the sports world because of the Chad Johnson implications, has apparently gained a semblance of fame among Dolphins reporters and fans because of his exposure on the HBO program.

Undrafted after one season of football experience at Monmouth and three lacrosse seasons at Penn State, Hogan signed with the Dolphins late last year and spent the rest of the season on the practice squad.

Running back Reggie Bush even anointed Hogan with a nickname on the episode, calling the wide receiver '7-Eleven' after the connivence store. There seems to be some controversy, however, about who actually came up with the name.

Davone Bess, Ryan Tannehill and Pat Devlin have all claimed or been given the rights to the name, but whoever it was, it's certainly gone further than anyone could have expected.

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