Ex-NFL Quarterback/Real Estate Developer
Grand Haven, MI
Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, Gary Hogeboom attended Grand Rapids Northview High School. He then attended Central Michigan University, where he became quarterback of their football team before being drafted by the NFL.
In 1980, Hogeboom was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and played with them for six years. He then played three years with the Indianapolis Colts, followed by a year with the Phoenix Cardinals and a year with the Washington Redskins.
Since retiring from the NFL, Hogeboom has become a real estate developer and landscaper. He also serves as volunteer coach for high school football, basketball, tennis, and soccer. He previously volunteered his time with Youth for Christ conducting Youth Ministry Work.
Hogeboom believes he is a useful member of Survivor because he is a team player, a hard worker, had lots of outdoor skills, and is very athletic. He believes he can win because he’s a fierce competitor and he likes to have fun. He enjoys hunting and horseback riding, all sports, and spending time with his family.
Hogeboom has been married to Kristi for 24 years and is father to Heidi, Jake, Kasi, and Jami. They have one cat and three horses. His birthday is August 21, 1958.
Board Games: Pictionary
Video Games: No favorite
Sports to Play: Basketball, tennis, ice hockey
Sports Teams: No favorite
Outdoor Activities: Horseback riding in the mountains, hunting, hiking, running, snorkeling, basketball, tennis, skiing
TV Shows: Survivor, Lost
Movies: Legends of the Fall, Gladiators, Remember the Titans
Actors: Brad Pitt, John Travolta, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Denzel Washington, Will Smith
Actresses: Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Goldie Hawn
Magazines: Western Horseman, Backpacker
Books/Authors: Last of the Breed by Louis L’Amour
Cereals: Honey Nut Cheerios, Honeycombs
Fruits: Blueberries, raspberries
Snack Foods: Peanuts
Cookies: Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin
Candy Bars: Nestle Crunch
Alcoholic Drinks: No favorite
Non-Alcoholic: Fruit smoothies, orange juice