Zack Hodges finished with 8.5 sacks this fall (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third-straight season, senior defensive end Zack Hodges of the Harvard football team has been named to the College Sports Madness All-America team.
Hodges, who garnered All-America second-team honors, was also tabbed the publication’s Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. An invitee to the East-West Shrine Game next month, Hodges is a finalist for the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Hodges was the recipient of last year’s Bushnell Cup. If he wins the award this year, Hodges will become the first back-to-back recipient since Harvard’s Carl Morris ’03 in 2001 and 2002.
A product of Atlanta, Georgia, Hodges earned his third selection
to the All-Ivy League first team in 2014. Hodges is also this
year's winner of the George "Bulger" Lowe Award, presented to the
top defensive player in New England. He played in all 10 games this
fall and recorded a league-best 8.5 sacks.
He finished the year with 26 tackles and 10.0 stops for a loss, including 2.0 sacks in the win over Yale in 131st playing of The Game. He also recorded six tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for a loss against Cornell. Hodges helped the Crimson rank second in the nation in scoring defense (12.3 ppg) and fourth in rushing defense (86.8 ypg).
Hodges and the Crimson posted its 17th perfect season, going 10-0 overall. Harvard, which went 7-0 in conference games, captured its 16th Ivy League title, including its eighth under Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football. The Crimson also defeated Yale for a program-record eighth-straight time.