Elijah Hood

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Elijah Hood
No. 30 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 22)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Charlotte Catholic
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Elijah Hood (born April 22, 1996) is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina.

Early years[edit]

Hood attended Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played high school football. As a senior, he won the Hall Trophy as the U.S. Army Player of the Year.[1][2] During the season, he rushed for 3,690 yards and 53 touchdowns. He finished his career with 8,981 yards and 147 touchdowns. He was ranked by Rivals.com as the fourth best running back recruit in his class.[3] He originally committed to the University of Notre Dame but changed his mind and chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 610 in
(1.82 m)
232 lb
(105 kg)
4.57 s 1.54 s 2.63 s 4.65 s 7.12 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[6]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Hood was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round, 242nd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[7][8] He was the last of six North Carolina Tar Heels to be drafted that year.[9] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Raiders' practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was promoted to the active roster on October 25, 2017.[12] He was waived by the Raiders on October 30, 2017 and re-signed to the practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 2, 2018.[14] He was waived by the Raiders on May 7, 2018.[15]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On May 8, 2018, Hood was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[16] Due to a knee injury from a preseason game at Pittsburgh, he was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018.[17]

On February 25, 2019, Hood signed a one-year contract to remain with the Panthers.[18]


  1. ^ "Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood named Army's national player of year".
  2. ^ "Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood named U.S. Army national player of the year".
  3. ^ "Elijah Hood".
  4. ^ "Former Notre Dame recruit Elijah Hood selects UNC Tar Heels". ESPN.com.
  5. ^ "Elijah Hood, top running back prospect, commits to UNC".
  6. ^ "*Elijah Hood - North Carolina, RB : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". www.nfldraftscout.com.
  7. ^ "Oakland Raiders Select Elijah Hood In Seventh Round Of 2017 NFL Draft". Raiders.com. April 29, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Draft Finder Query Results". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. September 4, 2017.
  12. ^ "Raiders Sign RB Elijah Hood To Active Roster". Raiders.com. October 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Running Back Marshawn Lynch Reinstated". Raiders.com. October 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Raiders Announce Reserve/Future Signings". Raiders.com. January 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Raiders Sign Three Free Agents". Raiders.com. May 7, 2018. Archived from the original on May 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Panthers claim running back Elijah Hood". Panthers.com. May 8, 2018. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Voth, Bill (September 1, 2018). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Panthers.com.
  18. ^ Strickland, Bryan (February 25, 2019). "Elijah Hood signs one-year contract". Panthers.com.

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