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4 Sidney Hodge

  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Junior
  • Height: 5′8″
  • Weight: 175 lbs

Player Bio: UNLV: A junior defensive back that is his team's leading returning career tackler ... Chosen this year to be the third player to wear "Battle Born Jersey No. 36" and will switch over from his normal No. 23 this fall ... No. 36 -- complete with a patch of the state flag on the back -- is worn by a Nevadan who best exemplifies the Battle Born spirit of his state, which was the 36th state to join the union, and the toughness and pride of Rebel Football ... The secondary's only returning starter is listed No. 1 at one cornerback spot after spring practice ... 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 52 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 career-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 on 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 August 2010 ... Natiyah is a member of the Army National Guard and was recently stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com

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