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High school football: Putnam City's Chris Pogi a key part of defense

Nephew of former OSU quarterback Aso Pogi had to sit out last season after moving from Lawton.
by Scott Wright Published: September 2, 2014
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Chris Pogi gets the question all the time.

“Are you related to Aso Pogi,” fans ask, referring to the former Lawton High and Oklahoma State quarterback who concluded his career at Central Oklahoma.

Yes, Putnam City’s 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior is Aso’s nephew, and Chris is hoping to follow his uncle’s footsteps to Division I football.

Chris moved from Lawton to Oklahoma City last year, but had to sit out a year — which included football season and half of basketball — because of OSSAA rules. He hasn’t played a down of varsity football in 21 months, but he’s still been able to catch the eyes of college recruiters.

Tulsa has offered a scholarship, and plenty of other programs are looking hard at the strong, versatile athlete.

Playing for the smallest school in Class 6A Division I, Pogi’s size and skills will come in handy for the Pirates.

He can play running back, receiver, or even a fullback/tight end role on offense.

“Coming from Lawton, I played quarterback and tight end, so I feel capable of doing whatever I need to do on offense,” he said. “I’m really comfortable on the offensive side of the ball.”

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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