Logan Fogg: Defensive Powerhouse
September 27, 2017
Fresno City College freshman linebacker, Logan Fogg, recorded six tackles, four for losses and two sacks in his debut college game. He was named The Defensive Player of the Week for the National Division.
“I was surprised I was picked out of the entire conference,” said Fogg. “It was confirmation that my first game was good. It is great way to get my name out there and show division one coaches I have something they might want. I have the skills and the heart that they look for in a college player.”
Fogg graduated from Buchanan High School in 2017. He came to FCC in hopes to win a state championship.
“This school has not won a championship in a long time, and I’ve been told FCC has one of the best JC football programs in the state,” said Fogg. “The team has really come together and I think winning is something we deserve.”
At first Fogg was unsure if playing football in college was the right decision. Head football Coach Tony Caviglia helped him realize he had the ability to go far.
“When Coach Caviglia reached out to me I was unsure,” he said. “I had some interest from Fresno State and Oregon State, but nothing real. Caviglia basically told me he wanted to work with me and that I was not reaching my full potential.”
To Fogg, football is a story.
“Each player has a reason behind why they do what they do, why they work hard. Not a lot of people know that I am dyslexic. I’m not good in the classroom but I am good at football, and that makes me feel good.”
Fogg said “no one dreams of playing football of Fresno City,” but the coaches explained how FCC is a tool to help players get to where they want to be.
“They do a really good job of recruiting players and making them believe they can fulfill their dreams, [and] not a lot of junior colleges do that,” he said.
Fogg’s interest in football started in the 5th grade.
“I was never really athletic as a child,” Fogg recalled. “I never got into sports, and my family is not an athletic family. My fifth-grade teacher encouraged me to play because of my size.”
Although he was interested in playing football, Fogg was not eligible to play because of his weight. So, Fogg waited and played his 7th grade year.
Fogg started out on the junior varsity team because he didn’t know how to play football.
“I didn’t know what I was doing,” said Fogg. “Apparently, everyone starts playing football at 5 years old. I had no idea what I was doing.”
Once Fogg learned the game, he quickly moved up and developed a love for football.
“My love for football is obvious but hard to explain. Football is fun to play, but I love being part of a team,” said Fogg.
Watching professional and college football motivates Fogg to be the best, he says, and football is his way of working hard.
“I want to do something successful,” he said. “I want to be the best. I want to be admired like the guys I see playing. I don’t know if I would work hard in school or anything else if I wasn’t taught that through football. It taught me if you work hard, you can have anything you want.”
Fogg hopes to play at a division one school and play professional football. He would also like to teach and coach football at a high school.
“I have really admired all the football coaches I have had growing up. They were more than coaches, I liked everything they were about. I want to be that inspiration to someone.”