Zach Hodges Interview: 2015 NFL Draft Prospect, DE, Harvard

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2015 NFL Draft Prospect, DE out of Harvard University, Zach Hodges joined Chris Shanafelt on The C.S. Podcast on December 2, 2014 for an interview to talk about his experience playing for the Harvard Crimson football team over the past 4 years and to talk about the possibilities of playing in the NFL. Coming out of high school, Hodges was one of the top players in the state of Georgia. In his final 9 games as a high school senior, he was able to sack the QB 21 times and force 10 fumbles. He was named the 2009 Tri-Cities High School Team MVP and League Defensive Player of the Year. Hodges received many offers coming out of high school and that was when he decided to take his talents, in the classroom AND on the field, to Harvard University. In this interview, Hodges mentioned that education was a key in his decision to attending the Ivy-League school. Throughout his time at Harvard, Hodges was a team leader and no doubt one of the teams best players. During his 4 years with the Crimson football team, Zach Hodges was able to tally up 118 tackles, 41 TFL’s, 26 sacks, 5 FF, 3 FR, & 1 INT. Although Hodges doesn’t share too many of his personal goals, he said that being 4-0 against rival Yale was the main thing he wanted to accomplish. He says that he is “very thankful” that he can indeed say that he has never lost a game against Yale. At one point or another, Hodges has played every position on the defensive-line in college. His answer as to why he has been able to do that is quite simple… “I work really hard.”  At the time of this interview, Hodges accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine college all-star game. Since then, he actually accepted his invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in which he will be playing in on January 24th in Mobile, Alabama. Towards the end of the interview, Hodges said that “As far as the NFL, sooner or later a door, a window, something’s going to open up and I’m going to run right thru it.” Follow on Twitter @ChrisShanafelt & keep up with Zach @ZBHodges

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