Hoag was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended Washburn High School. Hoag lettered in football, track, soccer, and tennis at and was twice named all-conference and team captain in tennis, as well as an all-conference honoree in soccer.
He attended Division III Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He left Gustavus with 144 receptions for 2,232 yards (15.5 average) and 29 touchdowns. He was the only Gustavus player with over 2,000 career receiving yards and was an All-MIAC 1st-team selection as a junior and senior as well as being named Gustavus Male Athlete of the Year as a senior. He caught 56 passes for 808 yards (14.4 avg.) and ten touchdowns as a senior, and also returned 13 kickoffs for 397 yards (30.5 avg.). He set a school record with 13 catches for 175 yards, and achieving 313 total yards (175 receiving, 122 kickoff return, four punt return and 12 rushing). As a junior, Hoag pulled in 54 passes for 876 yards (16.2... Read More