Alphonso Hodge

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Alphonso Hodge
No. 47, 27, 2, 36
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-30) May 30, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Lakewood (OH) St. Edward
College: Miami (OH)
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics
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Alphonso Hodge (born May 30, 1982) is a former professional American and Canadian football defensive back. He was originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League in the fifth-round (147th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Hodge also played for the New York Jets, Cleveland Gladiators and Toronto Argonauts.

Early years[edit]

Hodge was a three-year letterman and an all-state selection as a senior at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.

College career[edit]

Hodge was a four-year letterman at Miami University in Ohio, where he appeared in 46 games with 35 starts, including starts in his final 27 games. He recorded 147 tackles (103 solo), including 10 tackles for losses (-51.0 yards), eight sacks, three fumble recoveries and 24 passes defensed.

He started all 13 games in his senior season for the Redhawks, where he recorded 52 tackles (41 solo), 2.0 tackles for losses (-3.0 yards), 5.0 sacks (-31.0 yards) and six passes defensed. Hodge earned first-team All-MAC honors by The NFL Draft Report as a senior. In his junior year, Hodge received second-team All-MAC honors after recording 47 tackles (27 solo), 1.0 sack (-3.0 yards), three fumble recoveries and nine passes defensed.

Professional career[edit]

National Football League[edit]

Hodge was selected in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent time with the Chiefs (2005–2006)[1] and with the New York Jets (2006).[2]

Arena Football League[edit]

On April 8, 2008, Hodge was signed to the practice squad of the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. Then, on April 17, 2008, he was called up to the active roster. He then made his arena football debut on April 19, 2008 against the Los Angeles Avengers.[3]

Canadian Football League[edit]

On February 25, 2009, Hodge was signed by the Toronto Argonauts. He was released by the Argonauts on November 22, 2010.


  1. ^ "ALL-TIME ROSTER" (PDF). 2009 Kansas City Chiefs Media Guide. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-29. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ Jets PR Department. "Jets Historical Players: Active Roster, Did Not Play and All-Time Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ Gladiators sign Hodge, Carter - — The Official Web site of the Arena Football League AFL

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