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Abdul Hodge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

High School:
Boyd Anderson HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 234

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/09/1982

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    Hawk-Items - - Led the Big Ten and ranked third in the nation in tackles per game for all games (13.2) . . . ranked third in the nation in solo tackles per game (8.0) as well . . . tied for fifth in the Big Ten forced fumbles (0.25) and tied for ninth in recovered fumbles (0.17) . . . in league games only, tied for first in the Big Ten in tackles per game (14.0), tied for first in forced fumbles (0.38) and tied for fifth in tackles for loss (1.0) . . . ranks third in career tackles with 453 . . . 158 total tackles in 2005 ranks second best at Iowa for a single season . . . had 10 or more tackles in eight games in 2005 and had 21 career games with 10 or more tackles . . . one of five seniors selected to 2005 Leadership Council . . . set Outback Bowl record in 2006 contest vs. Florida with 19 tackles . . . set Capital One Bowl record in 2005 with 16 tackles vs. LSU.

    2005 Pre-Season Honors - - Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List . . . Lott Trophy Watch List . . . Dick Butkus Award Watch List . . . Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List . . . first team defensive all-America by Phil Steele's College Football Preview . . . second team all-America by Athlon Sports . . . second team all-America by rivals.com . . . third team all-America by Nationalchamps.net . . . No. 4 inside linebacker by The Sporting News . . . first team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . first team all-Big Ten by collegefootballnews.com . . . first team all-Big Ten by rivals.com . . . sixth best player in Big Ten by collegefootballnews.com . . . third team all-America by collegesportsreport.com.

    2005 Honors - - Co-Most Valuable Player . . . Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" award . . . Iron Hawk award . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . honorable mention all-America by SI.com . . . second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . quarter-finalist for 2005 Lott Trophy . . . Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week in over Illinois . . . selected to compete in Senior Bowl . . . 2005 - - listed as first team linebacker following spring practice . . . started at linebacker in opening win over Ball State . . . recorded two tackles while seeing limited action due to lopsided score . . . started at linebacker at Iowa State . . . tied for team lead at ISU with 13 tackles, including 12 solo stops and one tackle for loss . . . started at linebacker in win over Northern Iowa, recording 16 tackles, including seven solo stops, and one recovered fumble . . . started at linebacker at Ohio State, recording four solo tackles, five assists and a forced fumble . . . started at linebacker in win over Illinois . . . recorded career-best 18 tackles in win over Illinois, including 11 solo stops, to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the week honors . . . also had three tackles for loss and a caused fumble . . . started at linebacker in win at Purdue, recording two solo tackles and two assisted tackles, with one tackle for loss . . . started at linebacker in win over Indiana . . . recorded 11 solo tackles and seven assists vs. Hoosiers, with one tackle for loss . . . started at linebacker vs. Michigan . . .recorded 20 tackles vs. Wolverines, including 14 solo stops, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble . . . started at linebacker at Northwestern . . . led team with 12 tackles vs. the Wildcats, including six solo stops , one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at linebacker in win at Wisconsin as defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles and five assisted tackles vs. the Badgers, including two tackles for loss . . . started at linebacker in win over Minnesota as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . recorded 13 solo stops and six assisted tackles vs. the Gophers . . . started at linebacker vs. Florida in Outback Bowl . . . set Iowa bowl record and Outback Bowl record with 19 tackles vs. Gators, including 14 solo stops . . . also had one tackle for loss.

    2004 Honors - - Fourth team all-American by CollegeSportsReport.com . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . named pre-season second team all-American by The Sporting News and NationalChamps.net . . . one of three juniors selected to team Leadership Council for 2004 season . . . 2004 - - started all 12 games at linebacker . . . season totals included 116 tackles, including 79 solo stops and 37 assists . . . also had 4.5 tackles for loss and three QB sacks, four pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble . . . started at linebacker in opening win over Kent State, recording two solo tackles and a forced fumble . . . started at linebacker in win over Iowa State . . . led team with 12 total tackles, including eight solo stops . . . recorded key assist on tackle that stopped ISU's final drive on fourth down in closing minutes . . . started at linebacker at Arizona State . . . recorded seven solo tackles vs. ASU to reach 200 career stops . . . started at linebacker at Michigan . . . recorded 10 tackles vs. Wolverines, including seven solo stops and three assists, along with one recovered fumble to stop a Michigan drive in the first quarter . . . started at linebacker in win over Michigan State . . . 12 tackles vs. MSU, including six solo stops and six assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at linebacker in win over Ohio State as defense held OSU to 177 yards total offense . . . led team with 12 tackles vs. OSU, including nine solo stops, and added one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at linebacker in win at Penn State as defense allowed no offensive points and held PSU to 147 yards total offense . . . recorded seven solo tackles and four assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at linebacker in win at Illinois, recording three solo tackles, six assists and one pass break-up . . . started at linebacker in win over Purdue . . . recorded six solo tackles, one assist and one QB pressure . . . started at linebacker in win at Minnesota . . . recorded eight tackles, including seven solo stops . . . had one tackle for loss and recovered one fumble, his second of the season . . . started at linebacker in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . led team with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, as defense held Badgers to 186 yards total offense.

    2003 - - First team all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . one of three sophomores selected to team Leadership Council for 2003 season . . . 2003 - - Started all 13 games of the season at middle linebacker . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists in opening win over Miami, OH, including one tackle for loss as defense held Miami to 54 yards rushing . . . recorded five solo tackles in win over Buffalo, including one QB sack . . . recorded 10 solo tackles and five assists in win at Iowa State . . . had three tackles for loss and one QB sack at ISU, and caused a fumble that led to Iowa's first touchdown . . . recorded eight solo tackles and seven assists in win over Arizona State . . . collected six solo tackles, one assist and one tackle for loss at Michigan State . . . recorded three solo tackles and 10 assists in win over Michigan . . . recorded eight solo tackles and eight assists for career high 16 tackles at Ohio State . . . also had two tackles for loss and a pass break-up . . . forced a fumble at the Iowa one-yardline to stop an OSU scoring threat in the second quarter . . . recorded five solo tackles in win over Penn State . . . also had a 47-yard fumble return that led to Iowa's first score of the game and had one pass break-up . . . recorded seven solo tackles and two assists in win over Illinois and had a fumble recovery for the second straight game . . . recorded seven solo tackles and four assists at Purdue, including one tackle for minus four yards . . . recorded nine solo tackles, seven assists and one pass break-up in win over Minnesota, as defense held high-scoring Gophers without a touchdown until the final five minutes . . . recorded seven solo tackles and seven assists in win at Wisconsin as defense posted a second half shutout . . . recorded four solo tackles and four assists in Outback Bowl win over Florida.

    2002 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . 2002 - - saw action in all 13 games . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists in opening-win over Akron . . . had no stats in win at Miami . . . saw action on special teams vs. Iowa State but had no statistics . . . two solo tackles and two assists in win over Utah State . . . one assisted tackle in win at Penn State . . . six solo tackles and two assists in win over Purdue . . . recorded one solo tackle in win over Michigan State . . . recorded two solo tackles in win at Indiana . . . recorded five solo tackles in win at Michigan as defense held Wolverines to 22 rushing yards and 171 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin, primarily on special teams, and had no statistics . . . five solo tackles in win over Northwestern, including one QB sack and a QB pressure . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl.

    2001 - - Redshirted.

    High school honors - - Three-year varsity starter... SuperPrep all-American as a senior . . . first-team all-state and all-conference his final year . . . first team all-county and third team all-state as a junior . . . captained football team three years at Boyd Anderson . . . lettered in football four times, twice in track and once in basketball . . . named Broward County MVP on defense as a senior . . . team had a 22-10 record during his last three years . . . Career - - 308 career tackles, 22 sacks and six interceptions . . . also had eight fumble recoveries and two touchdowns following fumble recoveries. . . had over 100 tackles in each of his final three prep seasons . . .best time of 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash . . . played linebacker for a 9-3 team that reached the state semi-finals as a senior.

    Personal - - Born 9/9/82 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands . . . parents are Violet Hodge and Leroy Frazier . . . communication studies major . . . National Honor Society member . . . nicknamed the "hitman" . . . one of three players from Fort Lauderdale on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as OL David Walker . . . high school coach was Ken Scott.

    Hodge's Collegiate Stats

    Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks QBH In-Yd. PBU FF RF-Yd.-TD
    Freshman 28 10 38 1/4 1/4 1 0-0 0 0 0-0-0
    Sophomore 84 57 141 10/30 2/15 0 0-0 3 1 2-47-0
    Junior 79 37 116 5/15 3/13 1 0-0 4 1 2-0-0
    Senior 98 60 158 11/27 1/4 2 0-0 0 3 2-0-0
    Career 289 164 453 27/76 7/36 4 0-0 7 5 6-47-0
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