Ziggy Hood

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Ziggy Hood
Ziggy Hood 96 coming off field 2013.jpg
No. 92 Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-16) February 16, 1987 (age 28)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 163
Sacks: 12.5
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 Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, where he was a two-sport star in both football and track.[1] In high school football, he earned All-District honors his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he made 76 tackles, including 5.0 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown. As a senior, he was named 3-4A Defensive Player of the Year after making 93 tackles, including 13.0 sacks, and scoring three defensive touchdowns.

In track & field, Hood was one of the states top performers in the throwing events. He got top-throws of 15.50 meters (50 ft 8in) in the shot put and 50.55 meters (165 ft 7in) in the discus throw.[2]

College career[edit]

Hood played college football at the University of Missouri.[1] During his college career, he played defensive tackle. He finished with 170 tackles (98 solos), 15.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback pressures. He also had five forced fumbles, recovering three.

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[3]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2009 PIT 16 8 5 3 1.0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
2010 PIT 16 20 15 5 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 PIT 16 31 19 12 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 PIT 16 42 25 17 3.0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
2013 PIT 16 39 26 13 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 JAX 16 24 17 7 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 96 164 107 57 12.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

[4]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal[edit]

As a child, his grandmother could not pronounce his name so they started calling him by their favorite cartoon character, Ziggy.[5]

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