Rod Hood

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Rod Hood
No. 30     FA
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-03) October 3, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Columbus, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2003 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today All-Joe Team (2005)
  • NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 5 - 2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
Tackles 250
Sacks 1.0
Interceptions 15
Stats at NFL.com

Roderick "Rod" Hood (born October 3, 1981 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American football cornerback for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football for the Auburn Tigers at Auburn University.

Hood has also been a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and Tennessee Titans.

Early years[edit]

Hood attended Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In track, his 4x100 relay team went to the state finals, and he helped lead the basketball team to the state finals.

College career[edit]

Hood played college football at Auburn University and played in 47 games (18 starts) and finished his career with five interceptions and 106 tackles. He was also a star return specialist, returning 51 punts for 571 yards (11.2 yards per punt return) and averaged 19.9 yards on kick returns.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Height: 5-11. Weight: 198. 40 Yard Dash: 4.47; Bench Press: 13; Vertical Jump: 34"; Broad Jump: 10'5"

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Hood signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003. He signed a three-year $910,000 contract with the Eagles and as a rookie he tied for fifth on the Eagles in special teams tackles with 21. As the nickel cornerback, he recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble and recorded his first career interception. Hood finished 2004 with 32 tackles and a team-high three fumble recoveries on defense. Following an injury to starter Lito Sheppard, Hood worked his way into the starting lineup in 2005 where he had three interceptions and 41 tackles and was named to USA Today’s “2005 All-Joe” team. In 2006 he played ten games with four starts and recorded 18 tackles after he signed a one-year, $1.573 million tender to remain with the Eagles for the 2006 season.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Following the 2006 season, Hood left the Eagles in free agency and signed a five-year $15 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals where he was the starting cornerback in 2007 and 2008. In the 2007 season, Hood had his best season with five interceptions and two of them were returned for touchdowns. Hood started all 16 games and his 196 return yards on five interceptions were second best in the NFL this season behind Antrel Rolle’s 231 return yards. In 2008 Hood played 15 games with 14 starts and intercepted one pass as the Arizona Cardinals advanced to the Super Bowl.

Hood was released by the Cardinals on April 28, 2009. Hood signed with the Cleveland Browns and later signed with the Chicago Bears during the offseason, but failed to make either team's final 53-man roster.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Hood was signed by the Tennessee Titans on October 15, 2009. In his first two games with the Titans, Hood recorded 6 tackles and 1 interception for 17 yards on November 1, 2009 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

During preparations for the 2010 season Hood tore his ACL and was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.[1] He became a free agent at the end of the season.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On September 27, 2011, Hood signed with the St. Louis Rams.

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