|Date of birth:November 11, 1977|
|Place of birth: Fairview Heights, Illinois|
|Undrafted in 2001|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Carolina Panthers ( 2001)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* NFC champion (2008)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Nathan William Hodel (//; born November 12, 1977) is a former American football long snapper. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at Illinois.
Hodel attended Belleville East High School in Belleville, Illinois, and was a two-sport star in baseball and football. In football, he was the team captain and an All-Conference pick as an offensive lineman. In baseball, he was a pitcher, the team captain,an All-Conference pitcher,and an all-Illinois prep pitcher.
At the University of Illinois, Hodel was a long snapper on the football team and a pitcher on the baseball team.
Hodel signed with the Arizona Cardinals shortly after his release by the Panthers and spent the next nine games on their practice squad. He was activated to the Cardinals' 53-man roster for the last two games of the 2001 season but did not enter a game. He handled long snapping duties with the Cardinals from 2002 to 2008.
Hodel was released by the Cardinals on February 26, 2009.
New England PatriotsEdit
Hodel retired after the 2009 season and now lives with his family in Wauconda, Illinois. He finished his NFL career playing in 133 games. He is fifth in Arizona Cardinals history in consecutive games played at 132.