UNLV

4 Sidney Hodge

  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Senior
  • Height: 5′8″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
UNLV: A fifth-year defensive back who earned an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA after an injury wiped out most of his original senior season last fall ... Wearing his third career jersey number with the Rebels as he moved to No. 4 last year after previously wearing 36 (2012) and 23 (2010-11) ... Will look to make his way back into the secondary and could line up at cornerback or safety ... Heads into his final season tied for fourth at the school with six career fumble recoveries, which is three behind record-holder Jody Reinoehl (1987-90).

2013: Started the season's first two games at cornerback before suffering an injury and had two tackles, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery in his limited action.

2012: Chosen to be the third player to wear "Battle Born Jersey No. 36" ... Played in all 13 games, including starting 11 at cornerback ... Turned in a career-high 60 tackles and 4.0 TFL ... Matched his career high with eight pass breakups ... Added a forced fumble and grabbed his first career interception at Utah State in Game Five ... Had at least five tackles in seven games, including a season-high nine at both LA Tech and Boise State ... Became the first Rebel in history to return a blocked field-goal attempt for a touchdown when he scooped up the football (blocked by Tim Hasson) and raced in for a 53-yard scoring play vs. Wyoming in Game 12 ... Earned Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West from Lindy's and Honorable Mention by Phil Steele's.

2011: Played in every game and started 11 of them at cornerback ... Ranked sixth on the team with 53 total tackles ... Led the league and tied for fourth in the nation with four fumble recoveries, a total that tied for the fifth most in school history ... Also posted his third career forced fumble ... Ranked fifth in the league with eight pass breakups ... Turned in a season-high nine takedowns vs. SDSU.

2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in nine games, including starting six ... Made an immediate impact after joining program in January ... Finished seventh on squad with 44 total tackles, including 1.5 QB sacks ... Forced two fumbles and recovered another to go with two pass breakups ... Dislodged the ball from the New Mexico QB on a sack and the fumble was picked up and returned for a 40-yard TD by DE Beau Bell ... Made his first career start in Game Three vs. Idaho and turned in seven tackles ... Posted career-high 10 tackles at San Diego State ... Also returned two kickoffs and two punts as a rookie ... Missed some time with an injury.

2009: Grayshirted after originally signing with UNLV in February.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Palo Verde HS ... Earned two varsity letters after moving to Las Vegas from Texas ... Was listed No. 157 in the nation as an Athlete by Scouts, Inc., but was recruited as a DB by Rebels ... Helped the Panthers to a 14-1 overall record and a runner-up finish in the state championship game as a senior for coach Darwin Rost ... Named second team all-state on defense ... Made 39 tackles and seven interceptions from the defensive backfield ... Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Moody HS in Corpus Christi.

PERSONAL: Sidney Quinn Hodge was born March 6, 1991, in Corpus Christi, TX ... The son of Brenda Jackson and George Hodge ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Sidney and his wife, Natiyah, have a daughter, Cameron, who was born in 2010 and a son, Sidney Jr., born in September of last year ... Natiyah is a member of the Army National Guard and was at one point stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia during Hodge's college career ... Earned his bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies and is currently pursuing a second degree in public administration.

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