Preseason honors continue to pile up for senior Zach Hodges (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Football senior defensive end Zach Hodges has been named to the College Sports Madness FCS Preseason All-America first team, the organization announced. He is the only Ivy League player to be named to any of the three CSM FCS Preseason All-American teams.
The accolades continue to roll in for Hodges, as he has also been named to the Butkus Award Watch List, the Sports Network Preseason All-American First team and the CSM All-Ivy first team.
In 2013, Hodges earned multiple first team and All-American honors after finishing the season with 40 tackles and 6.5 sacks, ranking second and first, respectively, in the Ivy League. He started all 10 games for the Crimson, forcing four fumbles, a number that ranked fifth best in the nation. He was an vital piece of the Crimson's rush defense that only allowed 97.3 rush yards a game, good for seventh in the nation. Hodges' 18.5 career sacks put him fifth all-time and only two behind current leader Chris Smith '98.