Pro Day Tour: Inside LBs, Safeties

The featured attraction of an abbreviated Monday on the pro day circuit was Penn State — aka "Linebacker U" — where Gerald Hodges could be a third-round target.
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

PSU pro day gives prospects last chance to impress

Penn State's pro day for NFL scouts gave Nittany Lions seniors another chance to show off ahead of next month's draft. The program's two best prospects this season might be linebacker Gerald Hodges and defensive tackle Jordan Hill. While he likes going through agility tests, Hill said he's finally glad he can start focusing now on the kind of training he said will...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Combine wrap-up: Mauti impressive, Hodges respectable, Hill hopeful

The NFL Combine is still underway in Indianapolis but the workout portions are now in the books for the four Penn State players who made the trip to work out and interview for potential NFL jobs. Linebacker Gerald Hodges appears to have had the best overall workout performance among the Nittany Lions, but defensive tackle Jordan Hill and offensive lineman Matt Stankiewitch should...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

AP: Nine linebackers in nation better than Mauti, Hodges

The Associated Press unveiled the 2012 AP All-American teams today, but you will not find any Penn State players on the list this year. So, cue the perhaps unnecessary outrage if you choose. On offense you will see Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel headlining your first team AP All-American offense, joined by the Big Ten's Montee Ball (Wisconsin) at running...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State 34, Navy 7

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.— Matt McGloin had been waiting to make this call. The seconds were ticking down in Penn State's 34-7 win Saturday over Navy, so the senior quarterback got teammates Jordan Hill and Gerald Hodges to sneak up behind rookie head coach Bill O'Brien to douse him with a bucket of water.
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Playing for purpose: Penn State opens with Ohio

A season of change is finally about to begin for Penn State. There's a new coach, a new offense and a new look to the classic uniform. Ohio visits Beaver Stadium on Saturday for the historic season opener. Time to play football again following an offseason no one could have imagined. New coach Bill O'Brien inherits a program burdened by strict NCAA sanctions, including...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

LBs Mauti, Hodges set to lead Penn State defense

The days of Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti beating a sledge hammer against a truck tire, as sweat dripped down his face and arms, are nearly over. The Nittany Lions senior used that exercise as one of many he performed during his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he sustained last September. This time around, Mauti is ready to go. And he needs to be. Mauti...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Silas Redd, Gerald Hodges named on Maxwell Football Club award watch lists

Penn State running back Silas Redd has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list for the 2012 college football season. Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges was named to the Bednarik Award watch list as well. Both are presented by the Maxwell Football Club annually to college football's top player (Maxwell award) and defensive player (Bednarik Award). Penn State also has a rich...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State's Top LB to Return

Junior 'backer Gerald Hodges will not make himself available for the 2012 NFL Draft. Hodges leads the Nittany Lions in tackles. Included is a video interview with him.
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss


Junior linebacker Gerald Hodges has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week a second straight time. Hodges racked up 19 tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble in Saturday's snow- and slug-fest with Illinois, a 10-7 Penn State victory. He also broke up two passes. Hodges also won the award last week, following Penn State's 34-24 victory over Northwestern.
Via Nittany Lines
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

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