Stephen Hodge
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Stephen Hodge

Hometown:
Tatum, Texas

High School:
Tatum High School

Weight:
230

Position:
S

Birthdate:
07/17/1987

Experience:
3L


2008: First-team All-Mountain West Conference ... a preseason All-American who appeared on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award Watch Lists ... started all 13 games at strong safety ... places second on TCU with a career-high 81 tackles ... totaled a career-best 12 stops, including one for a loss, in the 32-7 win over BYU ... totaled a team-high 11 stops, including 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack during TCU's 17-16 win over previously unbeaten Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl ... also added an interception against the Broncos ... posted 10 tackles, including one for a loss, at Utah ... had two tackles for loss, including a sack, as part of six stops at Oklahoma ... also had two TFLs with a sack in a 44-14 win at UNLV ... forced fumbles in back-to-back wins over Stanford and SMU ... recorded three pass breakups in a 13-7 win at Colorado State ... recovered a fumble in addition to seven tackles in a 41-7 victory over San Diego State ... topped TCU with 23 special teams tackles, more than double the amount of the next-closest Frogs ... averaged 24.0 yards on four kickoff returns, including a long of 39 at UNLV.

2007: Led the nation in sacks by a defensive back with eight ... had seven sacks in the final seven games ... second-team All-Mountain West Conference ... was also a second-team selection on Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas College Team ... placed second on TCU in sacks, trailing only defensive end Chase Ortiz (9.0) ... tied for second in tackles for a loss (10.5) and pass break-ups (7) ... took part in both defensive and special teams touchdowns ... started the final five games ... his 57 tackles on the year, which placed sixth on the Frogs, surpassed the total of 45 from his first two seasons combined ... closed the campaign with three tackles for a loss, including a sack, in the 20-13 Texas Bowl win over Houston ... named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week in his first collegiate start, a 37-0 victory over New Mexico ... led TCU with seven tackles, including a sack, and three pass break-ups ... also forced a fumble that was returned 13 yards for a touchdown by Rafael Priest ... forced another fumble with a recovery the next game at BYU ... totaled eight tackles, including six solo, while adding a pass break-up against the Cougars ... posted a career-high and team-best 11 tackles, nine solo, while combining for 1.5 sacks versus UNLV ... returned a blocked punt 31 yards for a touchdown while recording two sacks against Utah ... registered 1.5 sacks as part of two tackles for a loss and seven stops in the win at Stanford ... closed the regular season with two pass break-ups and four stops at San Diego State.

2006: Reserve safety and special teams standout... had five solo tackles on kickoffs against San Diego State, helping him total a team-high and career-best nine stops in the game... recorded solo stops on five of the Frogs' six kickoffs at Army... also forced a fumble versus the Black Knights... 25 of his 30 tackles on the season were solo stops... closed the regular season with three tackles against Air Force... also recorded three stops in the 37-7 Poinsettia Bowl win over Northern Illinois... had two solo tackles in the 12-3 win over Texas Tech and the 26-3 victory against Wyoming.

2005: Totaled 15 tackles, including 12 solo stops, as a true freshman... one of four Horned Frogs to play as a rookie... saw action in all 12 games... recorded a season-best four tackles in the 51-3 win over UNLV (Nov. 12)... had a stop for a 2-yard loss as part of three tackles in the overtime victory at BYU (Sept. 24)... posted at least one tackle in nine of the 12 contests.

High School: Regarded as one of the top athletes in East Texas... played quarterback and defensive back for coach Andy Evans at Tatum High School... led the Eagles to 28 wins in 38 varsity starts over three years... also handled the punting chores... as a junior he rushed for more than 2,000 yards and passed for more than 1,600 yards, combining for 45 touchdowns, earning district MVP honors... as a senior he completed 105-of-160 passes for 1,471 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions and rushed for 1,561 yards and 19 touchdowns in a 12-2 campaign to earn district MVP honors for a second time... in three seasons he rushed for more than 4,000 yards and 51 touchdowns while passing for nearly 4,500 yards and 48 scores... member of the Star-Telegram's State 100 list... ranked 56th on the state 100 list by Rivals.com... on the TexasPrepXtra.com's East Texas all-Underclassmen team and on their 2004 All-East team... ran a 4.4 40-yard dash... also excelled in baseball and basketball... considered Baylor, Houston, Missouri, Texas A&M and SMU before deciding on TCU.

Personal: Mother is Pauline Shelton... brother, Anthony, played football at Baylor... is an arts and sciences pre-major.

HODGE'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year GP/S UT
AT
TT TFL Sacks Int PBU
FR
FF
2005 12/0 12 3 15 1.0-2
0.0-0 0 0 0
0
2006 13/0 25 5 30 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1
2007 13/4 43 14 57 10.5-63 8.0-54 0 7 1 2
2008 13/13 52 29 81 10.0-48 3.0-23 1 3 1 2
Totals 51/17 132 51 183 21.5-113 11.0-77
1 10 2 5


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