2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: North Carolina RB Elijah Hood

From now until the 2017 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked...
Via Steelers Depot
8 days ago

UNC TB Elijah Hood changes mind, opts to enter NFL draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood has changed his mind and will enter the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season. Hood announced he would return before the Sun Bowl loss to Stanford. But in a statement released by the school Friday, Hood said he made the ''difficult'' reversal after gathering additional information and consulting with his...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

UNC's Hood to miss Sun Bowl, will return to team in 2017

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina junior tailback Elijah Hood won't play in the Sun Bowl against Stanford due to medical reasons but will return to the team in 2017 instead of entering the NFL draft. In a statement from the school, Hood said he was ''disappointed I cannot be with my football brothers'' for the bowl game as he stays in North Carolina to recover, but said he...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC Football: Elijah Hood - A Bruising Balancing Act

Catch up with Elijah Hood during Carolina's bye week as he talks on sharing the backfield with T.J. Logan, the Tar Heels' powerful offense, and his next steps in life in this sit-down with Taylor Vippolis.
Via North Carolina Tar Heels Athletics
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina RB Hood expected to play against No. 16 Miami

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says he expects running back Elijah Hood to play this week at No. 16 Miami. Fedora said Wednesday that Hood has practiced this week, has ''done well and had no issues.'' Hood leads the Tar Heels with an average of 67.6 yards rushing. He missed last week's 34-3 loss to Virginia Tech with a concussion. Without him, the Tar...
Via Associated Press
October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Making Sense Of The ACC Coastal In 2016

The ACC Coastal has long been known as the unpredictable division of college football. Each year, pundits make predictions about its eventual champion, and each year they are wrong. The preseason poll hasn’t predicted the correct champion since 2011. Still, here we are again, only a short period away from the start of the 2016 season. Let’s try to make some sense out of this...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tar Heels' Hood aims to fix mistakes, build off huge season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Elijah Hood ran the ball with a tackler-punishing ferocity to put together one of the best statistical seasons in North Carolina history and make him one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite runners. Yet Hood is thinking as much about all the little mistakes he saw on his game film, the ones he's determined to correct this fall to have an even bigger...
Via Associated Press
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: UNC RB Elijah Hood shows off workout routine

Entering the 2016 college football season, North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood is hoping to build off of the success he found a year ago as one of the most promising sophomore talents in the nation. While Hood prepares for the upcoming season, he has been putting in the hard work in the weight room. That was evidenced in a video shared on social media that shows the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch UNC RB Elijah Hood Go Beast Mode In The Weight Room

Elijah Hood was one of the best running backs in the country as a sophomore and the North Carolina tailback should be even better this fall.  The 6-foot, 220-pound tailback is certainly putting in the work in the weight room.  Check out this video of Hood going beat mode with a workout on Thursday.  @So_Hood34 is #PurposeDriven…no matter who’s watching!@Loustrength @TarHeelFootball...
Via College Spun
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: ACC writer suits up, calls out UNC RB in funny video

Personally, I would not volunteer myself to stand there and get decked by an FBS-level running back, but hey, to each his own. ACC Sports writer Shawn Krest, apparently far braver than most, had a little fun with a quote that UNC head coach Larry Fedora dropped back in July at the ACC Football Kickoff. Fedora, who compared his running back Elijah Hood to a “bull in a china closet”...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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