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Abdul Hodge
LB #52
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
TOTAL 35 34 25 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 CAR 5 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 16 12 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 6 3 1 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 8 10 8 2 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --

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Formerly with Green Bay, Hodge played in his first full Bengals season in 2009 … Saw action in every game for first time in his career, and finished fourth on special teams with 11 tackles … Also had a special-teams forced fumble … Posted eight tackles on defense … Became a restricted free agent on 3-5-10, and re-signed with Bengals on 3-29-10.

Formerly with Green Bay, Hodge played in his first full Bengals season in 2009 … Saw action in every game for first time in his career, and finished fourth on special teams with 11 tackles … Also had a special-teams forced fumble … Posted eight tackles on defense … Became a restricted free agent on 3-5-10, and re-signed with Bengals on 3-29-10.

2009 RECAP: Tied for team lead Oct. 4 at Cleveland with three special-teams tackles … Saw first action of season on defense late in win Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, recording one tackle … Tied for team lead with two special-teams tackles Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, and forced a fumble against punt returner Ed Reed (Ravens recovered) … Had two special-teams stops on both Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh and Nov. 22 at Oakland … Logged season-high seven tackles on defense Jan. 3 at N.Y. Jets, filling in after starting MLB Dhani Jones was rested … No statistics in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets … Played in all four preseason games and tied for second on the team with 15 tackles on defense.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008 - Played in all four Packers preseason games (20 tackles) before being waived on Sept. 1 ... Signed Sept. 16 to Bengals practice squad, and signed Oct. 3 to Cincinnati’s 53-player roster ... Played in Games 5-10, primarily on special teams, but suffered arm injury in Game 10, Nov. 16 vs. Philadelphia, and was placed on Reserve/Injured list Nov. 17 ... On Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh, tied for special-teams lead with two tackles ... One special-teams tackle Oct. 26 at Houston and Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville.

2007 - Played in three of Packers’ four preseason games while battling ongoing knee problems ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list as part of team’s final roster reduction.

2006 - Drafted by Green Bay in third round (67th overall) ... Played in eight games, with one start, posting 12 tackles, a fumble return for a TD, two passes defensed and three special-teams tackles ... Suffered knee injury in Game 4, Oct. 2 at Philadelphia, sidelining him for Games 5-9 ... Started in Monday night game Nov. 27 at Seattle, replacing injured Nick Barnett, and had 12 tackles, two passes defensed and a 29-yard return of a Matt Hasselbeck fumble for a TD ... Fumble return at Seattle gave Packers a 14-9 lead, but Seattle came back to win 34-24 ... Missed Games 15-16 due to shoulder injury.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2002-05) at Iowa, departing as the third-leading tackler (453) in school history ... His 158 tackles as a senior ranked second for a season in Hawkeye annals ... Helped lead Iowa to an Outback Bowl berth as a senior, and set an Outback record with 19 tackles in a losing effort against Florida ... Led Big Ten in tackles per game (13.2) as a senior ... Posted double-digit tackles in 21 career games.

COMMUNITY LEADER: Through his church (Seven Hills in Florence, Ky.), Hodge has made numerous visits to Northern Kentucky schools, speaking to teens about avoiding “at-risk” behaviors. In 2009, he started the Hodge Helping Hands Foundation, which will sponsor events for disadvantaged families in Northern Kentucky and South Florida. During his time with the Packers, he made school visits, spoke to cadets at the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy, visited elder care facilities and aided residents of the NEW Community Shelter.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.  … Attended Boyd Anderson High School, where he was a three-year football captain and helped lead team to state semifinals as a senior … Also lettered in track and basketball in high school, where he was a National Honor Society member … Earned degree from Iowa in communications … Married (wife Chablis), and has a daughter, Amari, and a son, Abdul Jr. (A.J.)  … Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands … Moved with his family at age seven to Atlanta, and later to the Fort Lauderdale area … Hobbies include traveling, movies and music.


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