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Howard Hodges

Hometown:
Copperas Cove, TX

High School:
Copperas Cove HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255

Position:
Defensive Lineman

Birthdate:
05/29/1981

2004 Draft . . . Signed as a free agent with San Diego.

Hawk-Items - - Ranked third in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in sacks per game (0.85) and 10th in tackles for loss per game (1.0) . . . named to pre-season watch list for Outland Trophy, which goes each year to college football?s top interior lineman . . . pre-season third team all-America by Athlon Sports.

2003 Honors - - Named to pre-season watch list for Outland Trophy, which goes each year to college football?s top interior lineman . . . pre-season third team all-America by Athlon Sports . . .team all-Big Ten . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . 2003 - - listed as first team defensive end following spring practice . . . started all 13 games at defensive end . . . started opening win over Miami at defensive end . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists . . . also had one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in win over Buffalo, recording one solo tackle, one assist and a recovered fumble . . . started at defensive end in win at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles, including a QB sack . . . started at defensive end in win over Arizona State, recording three solo tackles, two tackles for loss, one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end at Michigan State, recording five solo tackles, including two QB sacks . . . started at defensive end in win over Michigan, recording one solo tackle and three assists . . . started at defensive end at Ohio State, recording three solo tackles and one assist, including career-high three QB sacks for minus eight yards . . . started at defensive end in win over Penn State, recording four solo tackles and one assist, including one QB sack . . . started at defensive end in win over Illinois, but had no tackles . . . started at defensive end at Purdue, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . started at defensive end and recorded 11 solo tackles and one assist in win over Minnesota as defense held high-scoring Gophers without a touchdown until the final five minutes . . . started at defensive end in win at Wisconsin, recording four solo tackles, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack, and also had one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 37-17 Outback Bowl win over Florida . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist, including a nine-yard QB sack as defense held Florida to 57 rushing yards, the lowest rushing total in Outback Bowl history . . . 2002 Honors - - first team all-Big Ten . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . 2002 - - key member of Iowa defense that ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense (81.9) . . . started all 13 games at defensive end . . . recorded five solo tackles and one assist in win over Akron in first start of career . . . two solo tackles and one assist in win at Miami, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . three solo tackles, two assists and two QB pressures vs. Iowa State, despite playing majority of contest with shoulder injury . . . two solo tackles, one assist and two QB pressures in win over Utah State . . . three solo stops, one assist and a QB sack in win at Penn State, plus two QB pressures . . . five solo tackles and one assist in win over Purdue, plus a QB pressure . . . recorded four solo tackles, two assists, one QB sack and two QB pressures in win over Michigan State . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists in win at Indiana, including a QB sack for minus nine yards and one QB pressure . . . led defense in win at Michigan with five solo tackles and one assist as defense held Wolverines to 22 rushing yards and 171 yards total offense . . . totals at Michigan included three tackles for loss, two QB sacks and three QB pressures . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists in win over Wisconsin as Iowa held Badgers to 78 rushing yards and 215 yards total offense . . . also recorded one QB sack . . . three solo tackles and one assist in win over Northwestern, including a QB sack and two QB pressures . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists in win at Minnesota as defense held top rushing team in the Big Ten to 80 net yards rushing . . . recorded one QB sack, two QB pressures, two caused fumbles and one recovered fumble . . . his QB sack forced a fumble, and he recovered that fumble at Minnesota 15-yard line that set up touchdown to give Iowa a 21-7 advantage in the second quarter . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl . . . 2001 - - saw action in seven games . . . missed Penn State game with injury . . . missed final four games after suffering foot injury at Wisconsin . . . season totals include four solo tackles and five assists, with one tackle for loss and four QB pressures . . . two assists vs. Kent State . . . two solo tackles and one assist vs. Miami, with a QB pressure . . . two solo tackles and one assist at Michigan State . . . one QB pressure in win over Indiana . . . one assist and two QB pressures vs. Michigan . . . 2000 - - saw action in all 12 games, playing defensive end and on special teams . . . 18 tackles, including one tackle for loss and five QB pressures . . . five tackles vs. Kansas State, including a tackle for loss . . . two tackles vs. Iowa State . . . three tackles at Indiana . . . one tackle vs. Ohio State . . . one tackle and one assist in win at Penn State . . . one solo stop and two assists in win over Northwestern . . . one solo tackle at Minnesota . . . 1999 Honors - - earned Team Leader Award on defense . . . 1999 - - redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned honorable mention all-state honors as defensive end and outside linebacker . . . first team all-district as a senior and second team as a junior . . . Career - - career totals include 138 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 16 QB sacks . . . also had three caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries . . . 85 tackles, 11 for loss and nine sacks, came during senior season . . . team captain and defensive MVP as a senior . . . helped prep team to 10-3 mark and Bi-District championship as a senior . . . team also won area title and advanced to regional play . . . also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal - - Born 5/29/81 . . . economics major . . . ranked in top 25% of class academically . . . attended same high school as FB Aaron Mickens . . . parents are Lisa and Howard Hodges, II . . . high school coach was Jack Welch.

Hodges's Career Defensive Stats

Year Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int.-Yds. PBU FF RF
Freshman 10 8 18 1/4 0/0 0-0 4 0 0 0
Sophomore 4 5 9 1/2 0/0 0-0 4 0 0 0
Junior 42 20 62 11/56 9/52 0-0 17 0 2 1
Senior 42 11 53 13/61 12/58 0-0 3 0 0 0
Total 98 44 142 26/123 21/110 0/0 28 0 2 1
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