Hodges Earns Invite to Senior Bowl

Hodges Earns Invite to Senior Bowl

Zack Hodges is Harvard's all-time sack leader with 27.0 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior defensive end Zack Hodges of the Harvard football team has accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl, which will be held in Mobile, Alabama at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

The game, which will air on the NFL Network, will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Hodges, who received the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Year this week, was also recently invited to the East-West Shrine Game, which will be held Jan. 17 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Hodges also won the Bushnell Cup last season, becoming 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.