At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at right guard behind Brady DeMell ... gained valuable experience last year ... has good size and moves well ... plays with a nasty disposition ... benches 435 pounds and cleans 330 pounds ... has earned one varsity letter.
2009: Played in 13 games, including making his collegiate debut in Navy's opener against sixth-ranked Ohio State ... member of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush for 280.5 yards per game (No. 4 nationally) ... additionally, the line paved the way for Ricky Dobbs to set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a QB with 27, while he was ranked No. 2 in the country in points per game (12.46) and touchdowns (27) ... provided the necessary coverage for the Mids to accumulate 515 yards of total offense (385 rush, 130 pass) against Missouri to earn a 35-13 Texas Bowl win ... the 515 yards of total offense was Navy's second-best offensive output of the year, behind a 537-yard afternoon against Rice ... sat out the Delaware game, resting a leg injury, and saw limited action at Hawai'i ... started against Rice, SMU, Wake Forest and Temple ... the Mids' line allowed for Navy to rush for 338 yards against Wake Forest, the third consecutive game Navy has gained 300-plus yards on the ground ... it's the first time the Mids have achieved that feat since early in 2007 when they rushed for 300 yards in six straight games ... anchored a line that led the way for the Mids to rush for 331 yards and five TDs against SMU ... made his first-career start in Navy's mammoth 63-14 victory at Rice where he was part of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush the ball 80 times for a season-high 471 yards, the 10th-best rushing day in program history ... Navy finished with 537 yards of total offense, the 28th-best mark in program history and the most yards since last year's total of 602 yards vs. Towson in the season-opener ... opened up holes for Navy's ground game that rushed for a season-high 373 yards and scored four touchdowns against Western Kentucky ... helped pave the way for Navy's rushing attack to score four TDs against Louisiana Tech in the Mids' home opener.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Allen High School, Hong attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... lettered twice as an offensive lineman for the football team and claimed three letters in power lifting ... garnered All-State (Texas), all-county and all-district football honors from 2006-07 ... led the power lifting team to the region gold medal from 2005-07 ... member of the orchestra in high school ... brother, Ji Hyuk Hong, is also a junior at the Naval Academy ... full name is Ji Hun Hong ... born Jan. 6, 1988, in South Korea ... son of Edward and Michelle Cho ... majoring in applied mathematics.