Hodel on a 1953 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:May 27, 1931|
|Place of birth: Rockford, Illinois|
|Date of death: June 15, 1988(aged 57)|
|NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 4 / Pick: 38|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Giants ( 1952– 1953)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Merwin Luther Hodel (May 27, 1931 – June 15, 1988) was an American football fullback who played one season with the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 1952 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Colorado Boulder and attended Rockford West High School in Rockford, Illinois.
College career[edit | edit source]
Hodel played for the Colorado Buffaloes, earning First Team All-Big Seven honors in 1950 and 1951. He rushed for 597 yards and six touchdowns on 137 attempts his senior year in 1951. He was also hurdles champion of the Big Seven Conference.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
New York Giants[edit | edit source]
Hodel was selected by the New York Giants with the 38th pick in the 1952 NFL Draft. He spent the 1952 off-season with the Giants before leaving the team due to a foot injury. He later signed with the Giants on October 29, 1953 and played in two games for the team during the 1953 season.
References[edit | edit source]
- "MERWIN HODEL". profootballarchives.com. http://www.profootballarchives.com/hode00200.html. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "ON THE SIDELINES". Chicago Tribune. April 26, 1951. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1951/04/26/page/65/article/on-the-sidelines. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "colorado honor roll". cubuffs.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304052935/http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf4/47953.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=600. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "Merwin Hodel". tradingcarddb.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151029192235/http://www.tradingcarddb.com/GalleryP.cfm/pid/10592/Merwin-Hodel?ColType=0&sYear=0&sTeam=New%20York%20Giants&sCardNum=&sNote=&sSetName=. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "Merwin Hodel". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HodeMe20.htm. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- Strickler, George (October 30, 1953). "Giants Sign Merwin Hodel; Will Play Against Cardinals". Chicago Tribune. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1953/10/30/page/51/article/giants-sign-merwin-hodel-will-play-against-cardinals. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
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