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Chris Hoke | Defensive Lineman

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/6/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 305
College: Brigham Young
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Steelers announced NT Chris Hoke's retirement.
Hoke's contract was up and he's coming off a neck injury, so the 36-year-old's career was expected to be through. A former undrafted free agent out of BYU, Hoke carved out an eight-year career, registering 52 tackles and two sacks in 114 appearances with 18 starts. Hoke was Casey Hampton's longtime backup. Wed, Jan 25, 2012 03:12:00 PM

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Steelers placed NT Chris Hoke on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

Hoke last played in Week 6, and was revealed to require surgery on Tuesday. A reserve for the large majority of his 11-year career, Hoke has 83 tackles and two sacks in 114 lifetime games. Five months shy of his 36th birthday, it's quite possible he's played his final down.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 04:36:00 PM

Steelers NT Chris Hoke needs neck surgery and is done for the season.

When Hoke went down in Week 6, it was thought that he just had a stinger. The situation has proven to be much more serious than that. At age 35, Hoke's career is now in jeopardy.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 11:42:00 AM

Steelers NT Chris Hoke left Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a stinger and did not return.

The injury is not believed to be serious, but it's a concern for the Steelers as starter Casey Hampton (shoulder) is already sidelined. Third-stringer Steve McClendon was forced into action yesterday.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Steelers re-signed NT Chris Hoke to a one-year contract.

Hoke, now 35, returns for yet another year as Casey Hampton's backup. He had 12 tackles in 15 games a year ago.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Free agent NT Chris Hoke hopes to re-sign with the Steelers.

Casey Hampton's backup since 2004, Hoke is still playing at a high enough level entering his age-35 season. Unless the Steelers are comfortable using Ziggy Hood at the nose, Hoke should be back for another year.
Fri, May 6, 2011 10:15:00 AM

Steelers NT Chris Hoke said Tuesday that defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau informed players that he wants to return for another season in 2011.

"He insinuated he wanted to come back," Hoke said. "He insinuated in talking to the defense that our work isn't done ... He bleeds black and gold. He loves this team. He loves these players and we love him. I think he will be back." Hoke, turning 35 this offseason, also plans to return for a 10th season.
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 11:12:00 AM

Steelers backup NT Chris Hoke is out at least two weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

Hoke is Casey Hampton's primary backup and the only other true nose tackle on the roster. The Steelers may have to promote Steve McLendon off their practice squad.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 09:25:00 AM

Steelers DT Chris Hoke had to leave Sunday's game against the Titans.

Multiple players have left the contest due to the heat, and Hoke looked to be suffering the same symptoms. The team has been rotating their defensive line throughout the game, with Nick Eason, Ziggy Hood, and Steve McLendon all getting reps.
Sun, Sep 19, 2010 02:19:00 PM

Steelers signed DT Chris Hoke to a four-year, $6 million extension, including a $1.5 million signing bonus.

He'll make $2.1 million this season. The seven-year tackle is probably good enough to start for most teams, but is happy playing behind Casey Hampton in Pittsburgh. He could play more if the Steelers ever go to a 4-3 defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 21, 2007 03:09:00 PM

Steelers DT Chris Hoke's extension was for three years, $2.7 million, with a $500,000 signing bonus.

With Pro Bowl starter Casey Hampton heading into free agency, there is a chance Hoke will start for Pittsburgh in 2006.
Fri, Jun 10, 2005 10:11:00 AM

Steelers signed DT Chris Hoke to a two-year extension.

Hoke proved to be a valuable backup for Casey Hampton when Hampton was injured last season.
Thu, Jun 9, 2005 12:46:00 PM

The Steelers re-signed defensive lineman Chris Hoke to a two-year deal.

The three-year veteran was inactive for all 16 Steelers games last season.
Thu, Mar 18, 2004 05:36:00 PM