Evander "Ziggy" Hood (born February 16, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.
Hood attended Travis Middle School in Amarillo, Texas. Hood played High School Football at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas.
Hood played college football at the University of Missouri. During his college career, he played defensive tackle.
He was selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He moved to defensive end and served as a rotational back-up in his rookie year. Hood recorded both his first sack and his first recovered fumble against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009.
On March 13, 2014, Hood signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The contract is for four years worth $16 million, including $5.5 million guaranted
As a child, his grandmother could not pronounce his name so they started calling him by their favorite cartoon character, Ziggy.