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Hodges Earns Another All-America Selection

Zach Hodges has been named to two All-America teams (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Junior defensive end Zach Hodges of the Harvard football team has been named to The Sports Network All-America second team, it was announced this week.

Hodges, who earned the 2013 Asa S. Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year last week, was also tabbed to the College Sports Madness All-America first team.

The recipient of Harvard's Frederick Greeley Crocker Award as the Crimson's Most Valuable Player this fall, Hodges ranked fifth in the nation with four forced fumbles. A native of Atlanta, Ga., who earned All-Ivy first team status unanimously, Hodges also recovered three fumbles, including one for a 53-yard TD score at San Diego Sept. 21.

Hodges helped the Crimson stand seventh in the country in rush defense (97.3 yards allowed per game on the ground) and tied for the Ivy League lead with 6.5 sacks. He was second with 11.5 tackles for a loss and completed his junior season with 40 tackles overall.

With one season remaining in Cambridge, Hodges ranks fifth in school history with 18.5 sacks, only two behind the all-time program leader (Chris Smith '98 – 20.5).

Hodges and Harvard earned a share of the program's 15th Ivy League crown, finishing 6-1 in the Ancient Eight and 9-1 overall. The Crimson defeated Yale for the seventh straight season and 12th time in the last 13 years, while posting a 5-0 record on the road. Harvard also won at least seven games for the 13th consecutive season, an Ivy League record.