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Hodges, Mothander Honored with Weekly Ivy Awards

Zach Hodges and the Crimson face Holy Cross on the road Oct. 5 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior defensive end Zach Hodges and senior placekicker David Mothander each earned Ivy League awards this week, as Hodges took home conference Defensive Player of the Week, while Mothander was tabbed Ivy Special Teams Player of the Week.

Hodges, a native of Atlanta, Ga., made four tackles, including three for a loss and a sack, in Harvard's 41-23 win over Brown in the Ancient Eight opener Sept. 28. Hodges also picked off a pass for an interception and returned it nine yards, giving the defensive end his third turnover of the season.
 
Mothander nailed two 36-yard field goals and was 5-of-5 on PATs for 11 points against the Bears. Mothander, who hails from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., already has 17 points on the season, giving him 220 on his career, good for second all-time in school history.
 
Mothander holds Harvard's career scoring record for kicker with 214 points (23 field goals, 145 extra points) and stands fifth in Ivy League history among kickers in scoring.
 
Hodges, Mothander and the Crimson will visit Holy Cross Saturday, Oct. 5. Kick off for the non-conference game is slated for 1 p.m.