James Hodgins

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James Hodgins
No. 42, 44
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-04-30) April 30, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth: San Jose, California
Career information
High school: San Jose (CA) Oak Grove
College: San Jose State
Undrafted: 1999
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 31
Receiving yards: 178
Touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James William Hodgins (born April 30, 1977) is a former American football fullback.

High school years[edit]

Hodgins graduated from Oak Grove High School in his birthplace of San Jose, California in 1995 and lettered in football, basketball, and track.[1]

College career[edit]

At San Jose State University, Hodgins played four years on the San Jose State Spartans football team from 1995 to 1998 seasons. Hodgins was a fullback for his first three seasons. In 1996 as a sophomore, Hodgins had 326 yards rushing on 70 carries and 116 yards on 16 pass receptions.[1] As a junior in 1997, Hodgins rushed for 237 yards on 50 carries and made one 14-yard reception.[2] In 1998 as a senior, Hodgins moved to the defensive line as a linebacker and made 18 tackles and 3 sacks. He graduated from San Jose State with a sociology degree in 1999.[1]

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Rams (1999–2002)[edit]

Hodgins signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent following the 1999 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 1999, Hodgins played 15 games, rushed for 10 yards in 7 carries with one touchdown, and made 6 receptions for 35 yards.[3] On November 28, Hodgins scored his first NFL career touchdown on a one-yard run.[1] Hodgins played in the divisional round game against the Minnesota Vikings without accumulating any statistics.[4] The Rams later won Super Bowl XXXIV.

In 2000, Hodgins again played 15 games and started two; his first start was in Week 11 (November 12) in which he made one 3-yard reception. In his next start on November 26, Hodgins did not make any receptions or rushes.[5] Overall, Hodgins' statistics were very limited this season, with one reception for 3 yards and 2 rushes for 5 yards.[5]

Hodgins started 10 of the 16 regular season games of the 2001 season and made 4 receptions for 24 yards and his first career receiving touchdown. He also had 5 rushing yards on 2 carries. Hodgins also played in all three postseason games, including the Rams' Super Bowl XXXVI loss to the New England Patriots. In the Super Bowl, Hodgins made a 3-yard rush and 8-yard reception.[6]

Due to a broken foot, Hodgins did not play the first seven games of the 2002 season.[1] Hodgins then started 8 of the last 9 games. He rushed for 7 yards on 3 carries and made 9 catches for 47 yards.[3]

Arizona Cardinals (2003–2005)[edit]

In 2003 with the Arizona Cardinals, Hodgins started 8 of 16 games and rushed for 6 yards on 2 carries and made 14 receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns.[3] Hodgins spent the 2004 season on injured reserve due to an injured shoulder.[1] In the 2005 season, Hodgins played only one game without accumulating any statistics.[3]

New York Jets (2006)[edit]

In six games with the New York Jets in 2006, Hodgins made 2 receptions for 9 yards.[3] Hodgins returned a kickoff for 17 yards in the October 22 game against the Detroit Lions.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Hodgins now lives in Oakley, California with Wife Stephanie and 3 kids and works as a Christian motivational speaker.[7][8] In June 2010, Hodgins was arrested for a home rental scam scheme. But then the accusations were dropped and evidence proved him innocent. He then went on to voluntarily make restitution above what was required. [9] He currently coaches the Berean Christian High School boys' varsity football team which includes his son Isaac, who is a defensive lineman. His older son, Isaiah, is a freshman wide receiver at Oregon State University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "James Hodgins". Arizona Cardinals. Archived from the original on January 8, 2006. 
  2. ^ "1997 San Jose State University Team Stats". CNN/SI. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "James Hodgins". NFL. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "James Hodgins career game log". pro-football-reference. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "James Hodgins game log, 2000". NFL. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "James Hodgins game log, 2001". NFL. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ James Hodgins speaker bio
  8. ^ http://bayareafca.org/jamesbio
  9. ^ Salonga, Robert (June 4, 2010). "Super Bowl champ arrested in Oakley housing scam". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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