Ziggy Hood

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Ziggy Hood
Ziggy Hood 96 coming off field 2013.jpg
No. 92     Jacksonville Jaguars
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-16) February 16, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Amarillo, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Amarillo (TX) Palo Duro
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Debuted in 2009 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 115
Sacks 8.5
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

Hood attended Travis Middle School in Amarillo, Texas. Hood played High School Football at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas.[1]

College career[edit]

Hood played college football at the University of Missouri.[1] During his college career, he played defensive tackle.

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

He was selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Hood in 2009

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.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On March 13, 2014, Hood signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The contract is for four years worth $16 million, including $5.5 million guaranted[2]


As a child, his grandmother could not pronounce his name so they started calling him by their favorite cartoon character, Ziggy.[3]


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