MoCo’s Johnny Hodges Was Named the Big 12 Player of the Week

by MCS Staff

TCU’s Johnny Hodges was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in 4th ranked TCU’s victory against Texas. Hodges is a 6’2, 240 pound junior linebacker from Darnestown, who graduated from Quince Orchard High School in 2019.

Hodges had a team-best and season-high 11 tackles, more than double the next-closest Horned Frog, to lead a strong defensive effort in No. 4 TCU’s 17-10 win over No. 18 Texas. The Horned Frogs held Texas to three offensive points, 199 yards and 1-of-13 third-down conversions. The junior LB had 1.5 tackles for loss as part of his 11 stops and combined on a tackle for no gain on a 4th-and-1 Bijan Robinson rush on Texas’ opening series to set the tone for the game.

Hodges played at Navy for two seasons before transferring to TCU this year. Last year, he was fourth on the team at Navy with 50 tackles, despite playing just nine games. Per a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article, Hodges said he “probably reached out to 60 college coaches, every Power Five. Not a single one responded.” Except for Northwestern. “Northwestern said I wasn’t good enough,” Hodges said when speaking about the 1-9 Northwestern football program, as he starts for the 4th ranked team in the country that took a chance on him.

TCU remained unbeaten with a last second field goal to beat Baylor today.

 

 

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