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Chris Hoke

Date of birth : 1976-04-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Long Beach, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-24

PRO (93-15/10-2): Earned a spot on the 53-man roster with a strong preseason performance during his rookie campaign (2001)…signed a four-year contract during the 2007 offseason to keep him with the team through 2010…saw significant playing time for the first time in his career during the 2004 season…played in 15 games the following season in 2005 and all 16 games the past four seasons…spent time during the 2002 season on the team’s practice squad.

2009 (16-0): Played in all 16 games as a reserve NT… 9/10 vs. Tennessee: Played in his 53rd consecutive game…finished with three tackles (two solo)…9/20 at Chicago: Played in his 54th consecutive game as a reserve at NT…9/27 at Cincinnati: Played in his 80th career game as a reserve at NT…10/4 vs. San Diego: Played in his 81st career game as a reserve at NT…10/11 at Detroit: Played in his 82nd career game as a reserve NT…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Played in his 83rd career game as a reserve NT…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Played in his 84th career game as a reserve NT…recorded one solo tackle, one pressure and one QB hit…11/9 at Denver: Played in his 85th career game as a reserve NT…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Played in his 86th career game as a reserve NT…11/22 at Kansas City: Played in his 87th career game as a reserve NT…11/29 at Baltimore: Played in his 88th career game as a reserve NT…12/6 vs. Oakland: Played in his 89th career game as a reserve NT…12/10 at Cleveland: Played in his 90th career game as a reserve NT…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Played in his 91st career game as a reserve NT…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Played in his 92nd career game as a reserve NT…1/3 at Miami: Played in his 93rd career game as a reserve NT.

2008 (16-3/3-0): Played in all 16 regular-season games for the third consecutive season, making three starts...finished with 18 tackles (14 solo) and one sack...played in all three postseason games as a reserve at NT...9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 37th consecutive game as a reserve at NT and helped the Steelers limit the Texans to 75 yards on 20 carries (3.8 avg.)...9/14 at Cleveland: Played in his 38th consecutive game as a reserve at NT and helped the Steelers limit the Browns to only 208 net offensive yards on 59 plays (3.5 avg.)...9/21 at Philadelphia: Played in his 39th consecutive game at NT and recorded his first three tackles of the season while seeing increased playing time with Casey Hampton leaving the game early due to injury...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Made his 13th career start at NT...recorded three tackles (two solo) and had two QB pressures...10/5 at Jacksonville: Made his 2nd consecutive start at NT...finished with two solo tackles and one QB pressure... 10/19 at Cincinnati: Made his 3rd consecutive start at NT...finished with two tackles (one solo) and one QB pressure...10/26 vs. New York Giants: Played in his 43rd consecutive game as a reserve at NT...helped limit New York to 83 yards rushing on 35 attempts (2.4 avg.)...11/3 at Washington: Played in his 44th consecutive game as a reserve at NT...finished with one solo tackle...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Played in his 70th career game...had one solo tackle...11/16 vs. San Diego: Played in his 46th consecutive game as a reserve at NT...helped limit the Chargers to 66 rushing yards on 22 attempts (3.0 avg.)...11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Played in his 47th consecutive game as a reserve at NT...finished with one solo tackle and one QB pressure...11/30 at New England: Played in his 48th consecutive game as a reserve at NT...finished with three tackles (two solo)...12/7 vs. Dallas: Played in his 49th consecutive game as a reserve at NT...had one QB pressure...12/14 at Baltimore: Played in his 75th career game as a reserve at NT...12/21 at Tennessee: Played in his 51st consecutive game as a reserve at NT...finished with one assisted tackle...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Played in his 52nd consecutive game... recorded his first sack of the season...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Played in his eighth consecutive postseason game as a reserve at NT...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Played in his ninth consecutive postseason game as a reserve at NT...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Played in his 10th consecutive postseason game as a reserve at NT.

2007 (16-1/1-0): Appeared in all 16 games for the second straight year…made only start of season in place of injured Casey Hampton in Week 5 win over Seattle…recorded five tackles and 0.5 sacks as a backup NT…made one tackle in the playoff loss to Jacksonville... 9/9 at Cleveland: Saw action as the back-up NT and got one-half sack for a loss of five yards…was also credited with two quarterback pressures…part of a defense that allowed 46 rushing yards in the game...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Saw action on seven plays but did not record a tackle...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Saw limited action at NT and did not register a tackle...9/30 at Arizona: Saw limited action and registered one solo tackle on 11 defensive snaps...10/7 vs. Seattle: Played in his 49th game with the Steelers and had the 12th start of his career, due to Casey Hampton’s hamstring injury…had one tackle and was part of a defensive unit that allowed only 144 total yards, 38 rushing yards, 106 passing yards and only eight first downs...10/21 at Denver: Saw action in his 50th game with the Steelers on 15 defensive plays and registered two tackles (one solo)…part of a defensive unit that allowed Denver running backs to gain only 54 rushing yards...10/28 at Cincinnati: Saw limited action at NT and did not register a tackle...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Saw extensive action at NT but did not register a tackle…part of a defensive unit that allowed the Ravens only 104 total yards, with 64 coming on the ground and 40 yards by air…the Baltimore offense managed only five first downs all night...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Saw limited action at NT and did not register a tackle…part of a defensive unit that allowed only 163 total yards, including 40 rushing and 123 passing yards...11/18 at N.Y. Jets: Played in his 30th consecutive game but saw limited action at NT…did not manage a tackle...11/26 vs. Miami: Saw extensive action at NT for the 31st consecutive game…did not manage a tackle but was part of a defense that gave up only 159 total yards, including 49 rushing, 110 passing and only nine first downs...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Saw limited action on defense and did not record a tackle...12/9 at New England: Saw limited action on defense in his 33rd consecutive game played...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action in his 34th consecutive game but did not register a tackle...12/20 at St. Louis: Saw action in his 35th consecutive game…saw action on nine defensive plays but did not register a tackle...12/30 at Baltimore: Played in his 60th career and 36th consecutive game but did not register a tackle... AFC WILD CARD 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action in his seventh consecutive playoff game and finished with one tackle.

2006 (16-1): Played primarily as a backup but made a start at NT in place of the injured Casey Hampton…finished the season with 10 tackles, including one tackle for loss…9/7 vs. Miami: Logged five snaps at NT but did not record a tackle…9/18 at Jacksonville: Saw action on defense and registered one solo tackle while logging seven plays…9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Logged three defensive snaps…10/8 at San Diego: Saw action on 10 plays but did not record a tackle…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Saw action on 18 plays and recorded a solo tackle…10/22 at Atlanta: Recorded three tackles (two solo) and one quarterback hurry/pressure in 31 snaps…10/29 at Oakland: Started at NT for the first time of the season…finished with two solo tackles in 43 plays…11/5 vs. Denver: Logged six snaps…11/12 vs. New Orleans: Logged 10 snaps and recorded one quarterback hurry/pressure…11/19 at Cleveland: Logged five plays and recorded one solo tackle…11/26 at Baltimore: Logged nine plays and recorded one solo tackle…dropped Jamal Lewis for a two-yard loss…12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Saw action on defense for 10 snaps…12/7 vs. Cleveland: Played on special teams…12/17 at Carolina: Logged nine snaps…12/24 vs. Baltimore: Collected one tackle…12/31 at Cincinnati: Logged two plays.

2005 (15-0/4-0): Saw action in 15 games (inactive Week 12 at Indianapolis)…finished the season with five tackles (three solo)…9/11 vs. Tennessee: Played 13 snaps on defense and recorded one solo tackle…9/18 at Houston: Played 10 defensive snaps as a reserve…9/25 vs. New England: Logged seven snaps…10/10 at San Diego: Saw action as a reserve…played eight snaps and had one assisted tackle…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Logged seven plays…10/23 at Cincinnati: Saw limited action as a reserve and on special teams…logged four defensive snaps and finished with two solo special teams tackles…10/31 vs. Baltimore: Saw action on eight snaps and on special teams…11/6 at Green Bay: Logged 10 snaps and recorded one solo tackle…11/13 vs. Cleveland: Logged seven plays and registered a quarterback hurry/pressure…11/20 at Baltimore: Logged seven plays and recorded one solo tackle…11/28 at Indianapolis: Was inactive for the first game all season (coach's decision)…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action on special teams…12/11 vs. Chicago: Logged five defensive plays but did not record a tackle…12/18 at Minnesota: Played five snaps on defense…saw action on special teams but did not record a tackle…12/24 at Cleveland: Logged 23 plays and recorded one tackle…1/1 vs. Detroit: Saw action as a reserve defensive lineman and played seven snaps…recorded one quarterback hurry/pressure…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Recorded two tackles (one solo) and one QB sack while playing as a reserve NT…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 at Indianapolis: Played as a reserve NT but did not record a tackle…AFC Championship Game 1/22 at Denver: Saw action as a reserve NT…recorded one solo tackle…Super Bowl XL 2/5 vs. Seattle: Saw action as a reserve NT…recorded one solo tackle.

2004 (14-10/2-2): Filled in for a Steelers' starter Casey Hampton and performed superbly…started the final 10 regular-season games when Hampton was lost for the year due to a season ending knee injury suffered in the Oct. 17 Dallas game…followed the regular season with a strong postseason...9/26 at Miami: Was active for the first time and played two defensive snaps...10/3 vs.Cincinnati: Played five defensive snaps...10/10 vs.Cleveland: Was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure…played six defensive snaps...10/17 at Dallas: Was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure…logged 10 defensive plays...10/31 vs. New England: Made his first pro start and performed well…registered one tackle…also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure…played 24 defensive snaps...11/7 vs. Philadelphia: Was credited with one assist and a team-high three quarterback hurries/pressures…played 21 defensive snaps...11/14 at Cleveland: Registered his first career sack…finished with four total tackles (all solo)…logged 27 defensive plays...11/21 at Cincinnati: Made his fourth straight start…recorded one solo tackle…played 26 defensive snaps...11/28 vs. Washington: Finished with three total tackles (two solo)…was credited with two quarterback hurries/pressures…logged 31 defensive plays...12/5 at Jacksonville: Recorded his second sack of the season…finished with six total tackles (four solo)…played 41 defensive snaps...12/12 vs. N.Y. Jets: Finished with four total tackles (two solo)...12/18 at N.Y. Giants: Registered three total tackles (two solo)…logged 39 defensive plays...12/26 vs. Baltimore: Registered two solo tackles…also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure…played 30 defensive snaps...1/2 at Buffalo: Recorded two solo tackles…also was credited with two quarterback hurries/pressures…played 18 defensive snaps...AFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/15 vs. N.Y. Jets: Played in the first postseason action of his career and came up big with his first sack (three yards)…finished with five total tackles (two solo)...AFC Championship Game 1/23/05 vs. New England: Was credited with one assist.

2003 (0-0): Was inactive for all 16 games in 2003.

2002 (0-0): Dressed for two games (Games 3 and 4) but did not play...was inactive for the 13 other games...spent one game on the practice squad when he was placed there Nov. 23, 2002 to make room for safety Erik Totten.

2001 (0-0): Was inactive for the first 14 weeks of the season…was released Dec. 22 to make room for the activation of running back R.J. Bowers...was placed on the team's practice squad Dec. 25 for the remainder of the season.

COLLEGE:
2000: Finished fourth on team with 51 tackles (25 solo), which tied a career high…registered five sacks and 15 tackles for losses…recovered one fumble. 1999: Set a career high with 51 tackles (27 solo), including 13 tackles for a loss…recorded six sacks…recovered one fumble…registered two quarterback pressures…recorded five or more tackles in four games…named Academic All-Mountain West Conference. 1998: Registered 37 tackles (30 solo) and five tackles for a loss...registered three sacks and five quarterback pressures…helped Cougars defense lead the Western Athletic Conference in total and rushing defense. 1997: Played entire season as a backup after spending previous two years on an LDS mission to Brussels, Belgium…registered two tackles...1994: Redshirted...majored in communications.

PERSONAL: Lettered three times in football at Foothill (Santa Ana, Calif.) High...team went undefeated and was a CIF quarterfinalist during senior year...named league defensive player of the year...named first-team All-CIF twice, All-Orange County twice and all-league three times...lettered three times in track...was three-time league champion in the shot put...married (Jaimee)... has three sons, Cade (8), Nathan (6) and Lincoln (2),and one daughter, Chloee (4)...is the son of Ed and Kim Hoke and Frank and Cathy Winger...Full name: Chris Hoke.


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