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Ziggy Hood
DT #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
27
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas
Experience:
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 140 90 50 11.5 0 7 0 0 -- 0 0 0 4
2013 PIT 16 7 39 26 13 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 PIT 16 16 42 25 17 3.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2011 PIT 16 14 31 19 12 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 PIT 16 9 20 15 5 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 PIT 16 0 8 5 3 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Biography

Sixth-year defensive lineman spent his first five seasons in Pittsburgh and totaled 143 tackles (100 solo), 11.5 sacks, eight passes defensed and four fumble recoveries ... Former first-round selected was selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL draft ... Has not missed a game in his five-year NFL career ...
TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2009 draft ... Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/13/14.

PRO: Sixth-year defensive lineman spent his first five seasons in Pittsburgh and totaled 143 tackles (100 solo), 11.5 sacks, eight passes defensed and four fumble recoveries ... Former first-round selected was selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL draft ... Has not missed a game in his five-year NFL career ...

2013: Played in all 16 games with seven starts ... Totaled 40 tackles (27 solo), 3.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery ... Tied for the lead in tackles for the defensive line with six on 9/8 vs. TEN ... Led the defensive line in tackles with four on 9/16 at CIN ... Registered his first sack of the season on 10/13 at NYJ when he took down Jets QB Geno Smith for a two-yard loss ... Started at DE on 11/17 vs. DET and sacked Lions QB Matthew Stafford for a seven-yard loss ... Started at DE on 12/15 vs. CIN and made his third sack of the season on an eight-yard takedown of Bengals QB Andy Dalton ...

2012: Started at DE for all 16 games ... Matched his career-high with three sacks and 40 tackles ... Tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries ... Had a career-high two passes defensed on 10/21 at CIN ... Blocked a PAT on 10/28 vs. WAS ... Sacked Ravens QB Joe Flacco on 12/2 at BAL ... Had a career-high nine tackles, including one sack on Chargers QB Philip Rivers, and added two QB pressures on 12/9 vs. SD ...

2011: Played in all 16 regular season games and started 14 at DE ... Totaled 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 20 QB pressures and one pass defensed ... Started the lone postseason contest and added two tackles and one QB pressure ... Registered three tackles and one QB pressure on 11/13 at CIN ... Posted a season-high five tackles on 12/4 vs. CIN ... Tied season-high with five tackles on 12/19 at SF ... Started at DE and had two tackles and one QB pressure in the AFC Wildcard game on 1/8 at DEN ...

2010: Played in all 16 regular season games with nine starts ... Totaled 20 tackles, three sacks, 18 QB pressures and two pass breakups ... Started all three postseason contests ... Made his first career start at DE and the first of nine consecutive starts in place of injured Aaron Smith on 10/31 at NO and had two tackles ... Posted a six-yard sack on the Ravens’ first drive of the game, his first of the season and second of his career on 12/5 at BAL ... Recorded one tackle and two QB pressures and had a seven-yard sack in the fourth quarter, his second sack of the season on 12/23 vs. CAR ... Played in his first postseason contest, starting at DE and had five tackles, including his first postseason sack in the AFC Divisional game on 1/15 vs. BAL ... Started at DE and had four tackles and one QB pressure in the AFC Championship game on 1/23 vs. NYJ ... Saw action on the defensive line and had a four-yard sack in Super Bowl XLV on 2/6 vs. GB ...

2009: Played in all 16 games as a reserve DE and saw action on special teams … Totaled seven tackles, including one sack, and added one fumble recovery … Made his NFL debut on 9/10 vs. TEN … Made his first career tackle on 11/15 vs. CIN … Registered a season-high three tackles (two solo) on 12/6 vs. OAK … Posted the fist sack of his career and recovered a fumble on 12/27 vs. BAL.

COLLEGE: Started the last 31 (35 total) of the 50 games he played … Finished his career with 170 tackles (98 solos), 15.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback pressures … Also forced five fumbles and had three fumble recoveries ... In 2008, was named team captain en route to a First-team All-Big 12 selection ... Named the school’s Defensive Lineman of the Year … Started all 14 games at DT and had a career-high 62 tackles (31 solo) and finished second on the team with five sacks … Honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2007 after totaling 49 tackles, 5.0 sacks, eight tackles for loss and forcing three fumbles … Played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2006, making seven starts after missing action due to a broken foot … In 2005, saw action in all 12 games and totaled 23 tackles, including 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss … Majored in biology.

PERSONAL: Attended Palo Duro (Tex.) High School … Received the nickname “Ziggy” from his grandmother when he was a child … Named 3-4A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in high school after making 93 tackles, including 13.0 sacks, and scoring three defensive TDs … Earned All-District honors his junior and senior seasons … As a junior, made 76 tackles, including 5.0 sacks and returned an INT for a TD … Also threw the shot put and discus for the school’s track team … Son of Mary Payne and Charles Hood … Full name is Evander “Ziggy” Hood.

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