Ziggy Hood

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Ziggy Hood
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Hood with the Washington Redskins in 2016
No. 90 Washington Redskins
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-16) February 16, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: Amarillo, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Amarillo (TX) Palo Duro
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles: 197
Sacks: 13.5
Pass deflections: 10
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Evander "Ziggy" Hood (born February 16, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at Missouri, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Hood has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears.

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 and 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]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Hood with the Steelers in 2013

He was selected in the first round, 32nd overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft. He moved to defensive end in the Steelers' 3–4 defense, and served as a rotational back-up in his rookie year. Hood recorded both his first sack and first recovered fumble against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On March 13, 2014, Hood signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[3] The Jaguars released him on October 20, 2015.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On October 22, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Hood following the release of Jeremiah Ratliff.[5] On December 15, 2015, he was waived.[6]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On February 2, 2016, Hood signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins.[7]

Hood re-signed with the Redskins on March 15, 2017.[8]

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

[9]

Personal life[edit]

Hood was named by his father after former professional boxer Evander Holyfield, who his father was a fan of. He is of half Mexican ancestry, and as a child, his Mexican grandmother could not correctly pronounce Evander, so she started calling him by her favorite cartoon character, Ziggy.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ziggy Hood statistics". National Football League. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/evander-hood-6293/
  3. ^ Ziggy Hood agrees to terms with Jacksonville Jaguars
  4. ^ http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-make-roster-moves/6fa81a3e-04d5-4b9d-9d77-b7bf47eb676a
  5. ^ "Bears release Ratliff, ink Ziggy Hood". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  6. ^ "Bears promote Timu, waive Hood". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  7. ^ Keim, John (February 2, 2016). "Redskins look to bolster DL depth, sign veteran Ziggy Hood". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (March 15, 2017). "Redskins Re-Sign Ziggy Hood And Vinston Painter". Redskins.com. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Ziggy Hood Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Kring-Schreifels, Jake. "How Evander 'Ziggy' Hood Got His Name". Redskins.com. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 

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