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Stephen Hodge
No. --     Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-17) July 17, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Tatum, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
College: TCU
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 197
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-MWC (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2009
Tackles     0
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Stephen Hodge (born July 17, 1987 in Tatum, Texas) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football as a strong safety at Texas Christian University (TCU).

College careerEdit

Hodge did not start for TCU until the middle of his junior season. He finished the season with a nation-leading eight sacks for defensive backs. During his senior season, he compiled 81 tackles, picking up first team all-MWC honors.[1] He played in a 4-2-5 base defense.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Hodge was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was placed on injured reserve on September 5, 2009. After starting the 2010 season on the PUP, he had another season-ending surgery. He was released with an injury settlement on November 11, 2010.

PersonalEdit

Hodge is a distant relative of Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith—Smith's sister is also the stepsister of Hodge's mother.[1] His brother Anthony played at Baylor while David Overstreet, another family member, played at Oklahoma. Stephen Hodge reportedly was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication early Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Dallas along with Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Jerry Hughes and ex-TCU defensive tackle Cory Grant.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/lists/nfl-arrests-since-lockout-032811#photo-title=Indianapolis%20defensive%20lineman%20Jerry%20Hughes&photo=30007022
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