Born in Dallas, Texas ... parents are Bill and Leslie Hodgkiss ... one of seven children ... served a Church mission ... an Eagle Scout ... brother, Darrin, played football at Mourningside Iowa ... recruited by Tulane, UTEP, Arizona State, Arkansas, North Texas and TCU.
A member of the National Honor Society ... a three-year football letterman ... also lettered in basketball and baseball ... earned all-district honors as a junior and senior at Irving HS ... named team's Most Valuable Player as a senior.
2002 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted as a true freshman.
2003 | Freshman Year
Saw action in five games during the season ... credited with one tackle ... also participated in spring drills ... named Prep Defensive Player of the week against Stanford.
2005 | Sophomore Year
Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... named Academic All-MWC ... saw action in all 12 games of the season, including two starts ... recorded 26 tackles, including 19 solo takedowns ... had five tackles, all solos, against Utah ... had one sack against Colorado State and one against Notre Dame ... credited with one interception for four yards against Wyoming ... had three pass breakups on the season, including two against Utah.
2006 | Junior Year
Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... saw action in all 13 games during the season ... credited with 15 tackles, including eight solo and seven stops ... had two pass deflections against UNLV ... had a season-high two tackles against both UNLV and Wyoming ... a significant contributor on a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally ... part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg).