Epoch Lacrosse Signs Two-time Super Bowl Champion and Premier Lacrosse League Player Chris Hogan
MINNEAPOLIS (February 17, 2021) – Epoch Lacrosse, a U.S. design and technology company that specializes in engineering game-changing lacrosse gear, proudly announces their partnership with two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan, who announced his intentions to play in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) in 2021.
Hogan, who played 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), most notably with the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and New York Jets, declared that he intends to play in the PLL this summer. Prior to his time in the NFL, Hogan played four years of college lacrosse at Penn State where he was a four-year starter and First-Team All-ECAC selection.
“The Epoch team is excited to welcome Chris as our newest athlete. Chris brings a powerful story and background to the sport of lacrosse and we are extremely proud he is choosing to use Epoch gear to help elevate his game. His unique background will be vital in expanding the lacrosse audience and growing this game we love.” Said James Miceli – CEO at Epoch Lacrosse. “He will join a collection of athletes that is second to none and we are excited to watch him compete in the Premier Lacrosse League this summer.”
The new partnership includes an agreement where Epoch will provide gear for Hogan for the upcoming 2021 PLL Season. Hogan will also take an active role in new product development and will focus on being an advocate for player safety. As part of the partnership, Hogan will also be a regular contributor to Epoch’s wholly-owned subsidiary and media channel LacrossePlayground.com, where he will share insights into his story, as well as provide health and wellness advice to young athletes. Additionally, Hogan will be helping to grow Epoch Events and will support the Epoch North American Invitational Showcase this July.
“When I was playing lacrosse in college, the equipment options were limited. It is cool to see how the equipment has changed and how much technology Epoch is putting into the equipment now,” Said Chris Hogan – NFL Wide Receiver and Two-Time Super Bowl Champion. “I’m excited to see the evolution of lacrosse equipment going forward and am eager to be a part of where the future is headed.”
For the 2021 PLL Season, Hogan will be playing with an Epoch Dragonfly carbon fiber shaft, the Z-One head and Epoch’s Integra protective line. As part of the partnership, Chris and his team have worked with Epoch to develop a signature line of apparel that is based on Epoch’s movement collection and utilized advanced manufacturing techniques, such as their single piece flow that is designed to reduce waste while offering seam to seam decoration and creativity.
“After evaluating all of the major lacrosse equipment providers, Epoch was by far the leader of the pack. The quality of Epoch’s equipment was unmatched and we were blown away by the backend operations. Said Tom Ottaiano and Joe Sanfilippo – Chris Hogan’s business partners. “We also wanted a partner that shared our long-term vision of growing the game of lacrosse and we found that with Epoch. We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Epoch Lacrosse.”
Hogan will be eligible for the 2021 PLL Entry Draft which will take place on March 25 and will feature eight of the current PLL teams selecting 24 players over a span of three rounds.
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